i bought the top with a table about five years ago for $50 at a thrift store. the table was short and a bit rickity after a few moves and whatnot. my ex builds some things out of wood and is pretty good at it. i commissioned the counter-height island for the top for $100 dollars and got 6 shelves thrown in (bc he was two weeks late with delivery). so i have been painting for the last two days, got two good coats on it.
my next step is to get a big fleur-de-lis stencil and paint in matte/flat black to really get the panels to pop.
i also want to get a towel bar for the tea towels, the other side has two large open shelves. (i hate doors lol)