What can you do with leftover cabinets from a different renovation you ask? DIY kitchen island! I was gifted these beautiful drawers by a very generous neighbor who had no need of them.
My kitchen is a work in progress, to say the least, but at least we now have somewhere to eat breakfast together!
Here is a picture we snapped when first touring the house:
Not great, obviously. But the question remains, do I gut it and start over or work with what is here?
After creating the island, I’m leaning towards adding on to what is already here. This is the longer, more painful road, but more authentic. Turns out I have a collection of antique kitchen cabinet doors in my basement. Hmmmm….
For today though, please check out the new kitchen island.
I considered buying legs but then decided I had all the tools I needed to make them myself. Again, the longer, harder road, but I got exactly what I wanted!
From a pile of wood to a sweet new kitchen island! I was lucky enough to receive some brand new kitchen cabinetry left over from my neighbor’s reno. I decided to make a kitchen island with them. Here is a progression of the legs I made for the island. Finishing touches are going on in the next few days. #kitchen #kitchendesign #kitchenisland #reno #atnumber10
The countertops are made from stock pine and I want them to get banged up and worn. I want this kitchen to look its age. The island has changed the way we use the kitchen. We spend a lot more time there.
Sadly, the new puppy has already been chewing on the legs, so I am so glad I didn’t invest much money on them. They’ve already been repaired, thanks to little Francis.
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Have a great day!