Do you know how make a kitchen island out of a desk? It may seem a little difficult, but it's really not so bad.
Let’s revisit yesterday’s post about building a kitchen island from a desk.
I took the desk from jamie’s room.
Kitchen Island Made from a Desk
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.
Embellish Kitchen Island with New Trim
I added a little trim here and there.
Time for Paint
I painted it with primer.
Painted the drawers with primer.
Gray Kitchen Island
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.
The kitchen island has yet another update. I painted it glazed red, added a new top and a window for the knee hole door!
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
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