Much to my surprise and delight DH assembled the new island for my sb room. It was kind of funny to hear so many expletives coming from my sb room . . . but I was wise enough to know to keep my distance until he specifically asked for my help! LOL. Afterwards I had to promise to stop buying CHEAP furniture. A promise I won't have any problems keeping. :-)
Now comes the fun part . . . deciding what to store on the island. I had thought about storing my paper on the bottom part of the island but prefer to keep the paper at eye level. I absolutely love the little spice racks on each side of the island. I may store paint and alcohol ink on one side and perhaps some cute jars on the other. Don't know. Right now I am playing around to see what works best. One thing is for sure . . . I need to change those drawer knobs!