I have been working on the desk/island and am making some progress. I am somewhere in the middle I suppose. washed and painted the desk but was not happy with the appearance of the back so added some pine tongue and groove. Now I am ready to create the bottom before I finalize the top. I think creating the shelf and feet under is going to be a bit of a challenge; I could buy feet at Home Depot for seventeen dollars a piece but that would be too easy so I am now in the process of trying to create something that will work and still be attractive.
While it is a bigger project than I have taken on so far I am super stoked to start my next one so will be working hard to finish and move forward.