Okay, So what do you get when you
cross free kitchen cabinets…
two VERY ugly chairs from
a second hand store?…
A Great Idea and
A Girl in way over her head!
My newly rented home was built in the 50’s and well,
lets just say it’s kitchen left a lot
to be desired including storage and counter
space! So… I decided to make my own island! “Crazy”
The Challenge: I had to make it economical since
we are renting and we have no idea how long we will
be in one place. (story of my life)
SCORE! :A friend of mine from work gave me
the cabinets for FREE! Thanks Valerie!
Because they were uppers I quickly found out that the
height would be a problem (too short) so I shopped for
legs “outrageously priced!’
I switched to thrift stores and wha-la..
$10.00 and some demo work = four legs for
the price of one!
For design purposes we cut this section of leg
and inverted it. I Recruited my Carpenter,
Father-in-Law to cut the legs down and to help me
make structural and measurement decisions.
Well lets face it, when I said I was in over my head…
(which I do a lot) I wasn’t kidding!
Without his help I would not have been able to do this
project and the outcome be functional.
Much thanks to Jim!
Anyway the next step was sanding and searching
for a budget wise countertop.
Sorry I did not get many in-between photos of the process.
To Be Continued!…
Tune in Sunday for the AFTER PHOTOS!…