Mar 7, 2011
Kitchen Island Tutorial
Hubby made me a new kitchen island. The one I had was a little too big and this one was built to the size we needed and has more character. I started out by buying a antique mid section of a rolling pin shelf at a auction. You should have seen hubby's face when it wobbled as I sat it on the counter in front of him. I said isn't this nice! He just shook his head.... but I could see the possibilities. I drew a photo of what I wanted. It was a mixture of several tables and islands I had seen online all put together. First he built a frame to attach this wobbly rolling pin thing to. He added the top which is two separate boards we bought at Menard's. Next we cut two of the shelves out of the rolling pin section. I wanted to have a couple of places I could sit something other than rolling pins. We used these shelves to make sides for the lower section that is attached to the kitchen island. Last we made a bottom for all this to sit on and give the island stability so it would not tip over from the weight of the top. This is how it turned out. I hope you like it. I still need to paint and stain it,but I will get to that as soon as I can. I have had eye surgery and I am not supposed to lift or bend yet. I can't wait to finish it.
- Christie L
- Indiana, United States
- I am 55 years old, a homemaker and a mother of two wonderful children. A daughter named Toby who is 36 and a son named Jesse who is 33. I am a Mammaw of four of the best grandbabies I could ever ask for. AJ age 8, Kylie age 7, Bradley age 6 and Gracie age 5. I have been happily married to my hubby Jim for 6 wonderful years. We are all happy and healthy, and we are all blessed. I was born a hillbilly but raised as a hoosier most of my life. I love bluegrass music and decorating our home with primitives. Come on in and sit a spell and enjoy a tour of our home. I hope you find something that will inspire the primitive decorator in you.