Sunday, 30 March 2014

Kitchen Island

Another project that sat in my basement for a LONG time...seriously! 
Unless you consider 3 years a drop in the bucket. 
 These are very brutal before pics. I wish I had original pics but I think that was two computers ago and I seem to have lost them. This was after a LOT of work on it.
 The top was removed in order to really get to the bones and fix all that was wrong.
I can't even begin to tell you what was done to it. The doors were horrid and I had to replace the backs of the doors...they were literally falling apart with lots of pieces missing.

I was asked by a new client to find something she could use as a kitchen island...and my mind went to this photo's were exchanged and an idea came together that I could work with and she could dream about. 

This is the end result. 

 She wanted Black...which seems to suit this piece to a T
 The original top could not be salvaged so we (hubby helped) created a new one from thick oak pieces I picked up two years ago and had planned to use on this piece anyway.

 I found these supports at my "junk" store and they go with it wonderfully :)
 the overhang was left with a "live edge" and I think it fits perfectly!

 A new lining and some more paint..everything sealed and's now ready to go "home"

Even if something is in really rough shape, it can be recreated with a lot of work...and maybe just a few tears (not that I would admit to 

So from this
To this. 
With work and a vision.
I originally bought this to go in my dining room...but I think it took so long because it really didn't belong to me..or my dining room. Funny how that works out sometimes. 


  1. What a master piece in the end... You just never know what little jewel will be an honorary piece in your home... Great job... Love it.

  2. Well- it may have been an ugly duckling but it sure is sweet now. I bet the new owner loves it- xo Diana

    1. it wasn't pretty but glad you like it Diana :)

  3. What a beautiful transformation! The island turned out wonderful.

  4. The piece is lovely. Nice job.

  5. So much work - I think I might have lost patience, myself! *lol* But such a terrific outcome, you should be proud...

  6. gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous!!!
    You did VERY well.....
    are you enjoying the new island?
    Wishing you a happy Tuesday!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  7. Wow, it looks wonderful. Great job!

  8. I would have a hard time letting that one go. That is furniture transformation at its finest!

    1. it was hard to give up...but looking at the new owners faces makes it worth it :)

  9. Beautiful! I love the transformation.

    1. Thank you, I can't wait for the new owners to take pictures in it's new home for me

  10. What a spectacular piece and it makes such a gorgeous work island!!! So wishing I had room for a piece like this~~~

    1. I'll be looking for another for sure.

  11. It looks so great.....
    Wonderfull work.

    Greetings from Germany

  12. This will make a lovely kitchen island. The transformation is amazing.