Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mini Kitchen Island

I'm still working on getting my old blog onto blogger, but until then I thought I'd share with you a little kitchen island I made in my desperation for counter top space.   This is what I started with.
I can't even tell you that I know what it was originally used for.  It looks like it could've been a bookshelf a built in, something.  It may have also had sliding doors at one time.  Either way, all I know is that I picked this baby up for $5 bucks.  Wasn't exactly sure why at the time, but I'm glad I did because when I moved into my new house I needed some extra prep space.  Drum roll please....

Here is is now...

I painted it in a turquoise distressed finish, added ball feet to get it to be counter height, and added a butcher block to the top.

I also added a wine rack that I have had forever stained in an espresso and a shelf.  I had two of these things originally in my old old apartment, you can see what I did with the other one in my old house here.

The side of the wine rack is a great place to store trays and the shelf on top cookbooks as well as a power strip for appliances.  I also decoupaged a thick wrapping paper in the back and insides to give it a fun decorative tin feel and to disguise imperfections.

and my favorite part is this cute little iron butterfly gifted to me by my good friend Tasha when we visited the 127 sale this summer.




Beyond The Picket Fence
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  1. great repurpose! It's so functional and cute!

  2. It turned out great. Love the color.