Monday, September 13, 2010

A beautiful Island

Sorry this post is late the devil had my camera. Every time we lose something in this family we say the devil has it and he will bring it back when he's done. I just wish he had taken some cool pictures with it while he had it. That little saying came from my grandmother. So are you ready? I walked into my favorite thrift store just as this was being delivered. I have all the drawers I just put a few in so you would get an idea of how it looked. It was in pretty good shape the husband just had a few repairs. We put tongue and groove board in our hallway and had some left over so we (husband) took the back off and replaced it with the boards.
Then we sanded the top and all the draws, painted it black and replaced all the handles. when we sanded the top we discovered it was maple perfect for a cutting board.


So we oiled the top with cutting board oil added some nice big locking casters and we have a movable island.

By adding the casters it became counter height. Now if you have a bureau and it has no drawers.
put tongue and groove boards in the bottom where the drawers would slide paint it all and find baskets to fit the openings another great island.
Ashley loved it she needed a bit more storage in her kitchen and it really looks good.
The total cost of this project less than 40.00 not bad!
My baby turned 27 today and she is now waiting for her baby in December now where did the time go? Happy Birthday Chicken love you.

8 comments:

Orange Sink said...

Wow! I love the way that island turned out! You have done an awesome job of transforming that piece! I love the idea of leaving the top for a cutting board too! Wonderful!
Cathy G

Kim said...

Pretty clever renovation. It's awesome.

Kim said...

Oh and I giggled about the devil and your grandmother. My grandmother always said "it must have been Mr. Nobody".

Thrifty Chic said...

Awe mom, I love you that was one of the best birthday presents ever!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Great makeover. I'm glad your daughter was so happy with it.
Twenty six followers ~ WOO HOO!
Hugs :)
Lauren

litlhouse said...

I can't see the pictures and it is killing me, help! I will try again tomorrow.

lace & arsenic said...

that IS awesome! wow. im sure she loves it!!

litlhouse said...

I finally got to see the pictures, it came out amazing, Ashley must just love it, I love it, very french, ooh la la!