While at our local county dump recently, I found a desk in the "Too Good to Waste" area. I knew this was going to be the base of our kitchen island.
I drew up the plans, Mr. Redo implemented them. First we added a bottom base built of 2 x 4's.
The two wood sides were covered with bead board.
I visited our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore and found the perfect door, which Mr. Redo cut to fit the top of our new island. I stained it, then added layer upon layer of water based Polycrylic.
Mr. Redo cut plywood to create a neat finish at the bottom of the open area. And cut Luan to create shelves where the drawers used to be. (The desk came without drawers.)
The total cost was under $100, and it's a good, sturdy island which fits perfectly into our limited kitchen space. And, we're pretty excited about the look!
Door $5 at Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
Shoe Mold $3
Stain $5 (Minwax, Early American)
Paint $15 Home Depot (Behr, Cottage White)
Wood filler $3
Total cost $66
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