Let’s revisit yesterday’s post about building a kitchen island from a desk.
I took the desk from jamie’s room.
I added a little of this and that.
Used some fabulous Gorilla Wood Glue to glue some luan on top of the ugly OSB.
Put it all on some casters.
I added a little trim here and there.
I painted it with primer.
Painted the drawers with primer.
The color is gray (Glidden Heather Gray mixed with a little Glidden oops gray) even though it doesn’t look like it in this picture.
After getting it inside, I see that I may need to trim out the inside of this area with some bead board to give it a more finished look. It’s amazing what you don’t see until you take a few pictures.
Look at those wonderful drawers! I will be able to organize throw all my stuff in there. Perhaps I can keep all my paint brushes, Gorilla Glue, etc stashed away, but in easy reach!
And during the holidays we will have a great place to serve up our feasts!
So, there you have it. My DIY Kitchen Island-Bar-Craft Station.
You can see how I made the top in my post DIY Kitchen Island (top)
Edited to add (June 10, 2012)
After 18 months of not liking the color, I painted my island black.
I’m loving the new color of my island. You can see more of the counter tops in this picture. I also installed board and batten for my back splash.
If you are looking for other repurposed desk ideas, see these projects:
Turn an old desk into a dressing table or small chest.
Use an old desk as a potting bench
Looking for more repurposed desk ideas?