ISLAND RETREAT - kitchen island transformation


Come see what I did to this unwanted mid-century cabinet!

I turned the whole cabinet upside down, and shifted a few things around


ABOVE: See the long drawer on bottom
BELOW: See the long drawer is now on top


I replaced the moldy backer with hardwood flooring and did the same to the top.


The fancy corbels are resin book ends from HomeSense. I used lots of salvaged
 molding pieces to finish the look and to hide some of the carving on the side doors.
Scroll back up to the before and you can see the carved lines.


I purchased 2 saddle stools from Craig's list for our seating,


and painted them in a playful distressed turquoise.


We love eating meals here and working on small projects.


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10 comments:

  1. What a fabulous transformation! Looks really amazing now!

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  2. This is the cutest little island! Great job! Love the detail too.

    Linda

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  3. This is so clever I can hardly get over it. I want one exactly like it right this instant! Besides clever, though, it's perfectly executed beauty. Bravo!

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  4. You did such a lovely job! We are on the hunt for a piece to make into an island. Your redo makes me want to go to Goodwill right now!

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  6. That is completely brilliant. You got so creative and made this such a great piece!

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  7. I am speechless! It is utterly and completely brilliant.

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  8. This turned out beautifully! You are so clever to have thought about turning the piece upside down to make it so much more useful. I'm a new follower.

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  9. definitely "catching" you this week! oh my gosh, this is fabulous!
    gail

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  10. Great re-purpose! I love it! 8>)

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