Kitchen Island

Did you see my kitchen remodel on Wednesday?? What did you think? Hope you love it like I do!

Today I'm going to talk a little about the island we built.

Lovely right??

To refresh you, it is made from a desk and hutch I bought on Craigslist for $20. Score!

Now, I didn't take very good pictures of the process because we were doing it mainly at night, in the garage and quite frankly, I was busy and tired. Let's take a look...

First we cut the bottom off the hutch to make it the same height as the desk.

Then we Mr. Perfect screwed the desk and the hutch together

And we attached a base.
We also added a shelf in the space where a chair would slide under the desk side.
The whole thing was put on locking casters.
Caulk it all.
Paint it all.
Add a countertop.
And you have a kitchen island.

Told you my "process" pictures suck! HA!

Let's look at the after pictures instead, shall we...

 ...that's our recycling on the bottom shelf, in case you were wondering...

With the same hardware and paint as the rest of the kitchen, it looks like it was here the whole time. A match made in heaven...kitchen heaven that is...

I don't mean to brag, but we did a pretty AMAZING job on this island!!!!!!!!



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  1. You did do an amazing job, I adore the island. You deserve the bragging rights!!

  2. This is such an awesome idea! Great job! :)

  3. Wow! I'm impressed! If we had a bigger kitchen, I would definitely be trying this. Looks awesome ;)

  4. What a brilliant idea to make your own kitchen island out of a desk and a hutch. You could've easily paid $3-4 thousand on that island otherwise, if not more. Great job!

  5. You guys did an amazing job! To think, it cost 20 bucks!! (maybe a bit more for the extra bits and paint, but still..).
    Your kitchen remodel is awesome!!

  6. absolutely amazing! love the extra storage, too.

  7. That is genius! What a great job you guys did. By the way, did you paint your counter tops? They look a little like mine, I just used Giani Granite paint.

  8. This is absolutely fantastic! I LOVE how it turned out! I'm your newest follower and I would love it if you linked this up to my weekly link party-Tutorial Tuesday.

    Newlyweds on a Budget

  9. I love love love the island! U did such an amazing job! I think I will have my husband build me one!

  10. AMAZING! So clever how you put your Island together. Love it. May have to look for some old furniture around my house and give it new life.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Dee B

  11. Wow...what a way to think outside the box! It's amazing...LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I'm inspired to go to goodwill now!

  12. Really neat island!! HUGE SMILES from me!

    Spotted this as a fave project highlighted over at Naptime Crafters today :D

    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

  13. Your island is incredibly creative and gorgeous. I can't believe how you "created" the island. It's really thinking outside the lines. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best and I will be featuring this today.

  14. This is amazing! Great job!! Janelle

  15. This sooo beautiful!! I love it! I may be borrowing your idea for my kitchen... thanks a bunch!
    I have just become one of your new followers! :D Thanks!!!

  16. Hello Kansas Girl! we live in Western Kansas and I love your ideas. We also have a kitchen island we made. I had a group of two cabinet doors with a big drawer, and a set of drawers. I then added 3 wall cabinets to the back and added a new top. Ours is also on casters and I love them. Aint they Great! Ours is stained in oak, just like our other cabinets. The best part is I put all of our everyday plates and bowls on the backside so our young kids can set the table and they aren't in my way while Im finishing supper. Just wanted to say hi to another Kansas mom, and let you know I love your ideas. Thanks for blogging! Laurie

  17. Amazing. Don't you love it when you sit back and say "I built that!"

  18. wow, this is really REALLY Cool! you guys did such a great job!

  19. This is definitely one of the best jaw-dropping makeovers I've seen. Utterly amazing!!

  20. This is pretty damn awesome. I would have never known that this was once a desk & a hutch! AMAZING job! I featured this on Sew Woodsy yesterday!

  21. My response: Holy Crap! :) hahaha AMAZING!!!!!!! I'd like to know more about how you added the shelf (so it was strong and supported) and also about the countertop. Was that an arm & a leg of a cost for it?

    Wonderful job!


  22. I have got to pin this as a reminder that such beautiful things can come from not sot great things. You did an AMAZING job!!!! Tell you hub too that he's pretty awesome.

    Great, great job! I'm going to feature this on my blog and when I do, I'll give you a shout out.

    Your newest follower :-)

    Take care,

  23. Amazing + so creative! Great job to you (and Mr Perfect)!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  24. I love it! You did a great job! I am going to have to try and make this (even if my Hubby doesn't think I can do it).

  25. Wow, that is brilliant! I love it.

  26. Amazing! Planning on something similar...but where did you get the counter top part of the island? LOVELY!

  27. To refresh you, it is made from a desk and hutch I bought on ... edeskhutch.blogspot.com


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