This piece was obviously a repurposing project. I’m not sure what it started out as or even what it is, but my vision was to repurpose it into a kitchen island.
I had this great old enamel kitchen countertop that I wanted to use, but it wasn’t the right size.
To make it fit, I took the two pieces apart and added a shelf between them. This made it wide enough for the top while leaving enough overhang for a couple of small bar stools. To make it tall enough for an island, I added a shelf under the legs and curtain rod finials for new legs. Now to pretty it up and add some architectural interest.
I covered the unfinished back with plywood and used molding to make a diamond design.
On the front sides, I created designs with pieces cut from laser cut molding.
The diamonds on the drawers are a very simple project anyone can do. Start with the small flat slats that you can find with the wood dowels at a craft store. Draw the design out, make the cuts with a utility knife and glue on with a fast adhering glue. No power tools needed. The finish included waxing and glass green knobs.
Buddy made the light hanging over the island.
The canning jars tie in with the country look and I added more of the laser cut molding from the island and waxed it to match. I think he did such a great job that I didn’t even get upset with him, this time, for using my barn wood.