Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kitchen Cabinet Island

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I have always wanted an island in our kitchen but each kitchen we have had has always been two small for one.  Our present kitchen is a little larger so we took the table out of it and made us one.



Here is what we did:


We took a wall cabinet that was 36 x 12 inches and painted it.


We attached a decorative side panel shelving.



We made casters to go on the bottom of the cabinet.  To make them, cut a 2 x 4 the depth of the cabinet and add your caster to it, front and back, paint it and attach it to your cabinet.

We added some furniture casters to the bottom of the cabinet so we could move the island from place to place. (You could paint your boards before you put the casters on, it would be easier.  




Set the island upright.



We added white knobs to match other cabinets in the kitchen.


Drill the holes where you would like  the knobs to go and then screw them into place.  




We purchased 4 stools so that 4 people could eat at this island.
My husband wants to leave them the natural wood color.   I would like to paint them white or red to match my counter tops or cabinets  in my kitchen.  What do you think?  


For the top of our island we put a glass top on it that was 25 inches x 40 inches wide.  The glass was 1/4 inch thick. We had the corners rounded. We bought this at a glass cutting place.  You can have it cut the size you desire.
It fits just perfect for this island and for the amount of space we have in the area we placed it.  .  



Update:
A blogger commented on the glass top :The one small thing I see though is that something needs to go under that sheet of glass to support those corners. That 1/4 inch glass is not thick enough to support much weight and it could break. (I know this from my own personal experience) As your family uses the island and gets used to it there will be more and more "things" put on the edges. Just want to see you avoid the accident we had.
Thanks Roxie

So we took her advice and put a support board underneath the glass.  
we cut a 24 inches x 39 inches board.  It is 5/8 inches thick.  We rounded the corners on the board and then painted the board white.  We then screwed the board to the cabinet to secure it.  We then placed the glass top on it.  The glass top comes out one inch all the way around beyond the board.



















We added some place mats and napkins and some decorative items on our shelves to make it look more homey.






We are so pleased with the way it turned out.  Hope you like it.  

Blessings, 



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52 comments:

  1. Great additional storage and seating! I love how it is on wheels so you can move it around and use it for extra prep/cooking surfaces. :)

    toddlindsey.com

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    1. Thank you so much Lindsey for your encouraging comment. It really is a much needed storage space as well. We are really making good use of it. Blessings to you today, Lindsey.

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  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing the step by step, I love that.
    I think the stools should remain as they are.
    I found you from Handy Man Crafty Woman ~ Wicked Awesome Wednesday where I am #58. I'd love for you to stop by and leave a comment for me, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. I did go visit you and I really liked your card. Very nice, whoever receives it will feel so blessed. Thank you for your visit and for commenting on the way you think the stools should remain. My husband will be pleased. Blessings,Jo-Ann

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  3. This is very clever, and so economical, too! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-10/

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  4. Love it. It looks very nice with in your kitchen. The one small thing I see though is that something needs to go under that sheet of glass to support those corners. That 1/4 inch glass is not thick enough to support much weight and it could break. (I know this from my own personal experience) As your family uses the island and gets used to it there will be more and more "things" put on the edges. Just want to see you avoid the accident we had.

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    1. Thank you so much for the advice and for your comment. We will look into adding something underneath. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your own experience and for trying to help us avoid an accident of our own. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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    2. Roxie, We took your advice and have updated the Kitchen Cabinet Island post. Thank you again for sharing your insight with me. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  5. I love DIY projects. This looks so nice and Pinteresty!!

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    1. Thank you so much Judith for viewing my post and for your nice comment. Have a great day and blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  6. What a great idea. I am going to give this a try. Thank you so much.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for viewing my post. After the comment from Roxie above we have added a support board underneath the glass. I have updated the post. So I hope you will go look at the update. Have a great weekend. Jo-Ann

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  7. What a wonderful way to add new counter space to your kitchen! The corner shelving adds a really nice touch to it, too.

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    1. Thank you so much Laurie for your encouraging comment. I so appreciate it. Blessings

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  8. It is very nice. I like the corner shelving also. Looks like a happy place for breakfast.

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    1. Thank you so much Betty for your encouraging comment. It is a happy place for breakfast. We enjoy sitting there and eating. Blessings

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  9. Wow! This looks great!! I found your post from the Catch A Glimpse web party. I'm glad that I found your blog! :)

    Jess

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    1. Jess, Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your comment. I am glad you found my blog as well. Hope you will come back. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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    1. Thank you so much Erin. Blessings, Jo-Ann
      Have a great week-end.

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  11. I came across your blog at Miss Mustard Seed's Linky. Do you mind sharing where you got the corner shelving for your island? I've been looking for one exactly like yours Thanks. Amy

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    1. Amy, I bought it at a Kraftmaid sale at a fair grounds in Ohio. Kraftmaid Company was about 9 miles from our house and they used to hold a sale at the fair grounds to the public once a year and sale off things at a reasonable price. I got these shelves for only a few dollars. You could probably order one from Kraftmaid.
      Thank you for viewing my post and for your question. Hope this is helpful. I have two of them. I used one of them in another project I will be posting in the next week or so. Blessings to you and I hope you can find one. Jo-Ann

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  12. Great idea, perfect for anything in the kitchen,,,,so many uses! NeeCee at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. NeeCee, Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I so appreciate it. Blessings to you today, Jo-Ann

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  13. that is fabulous, i love how you were able to make this island. i would love to swap my kitchen table for an island, b/c there is only one spot of prep space that we actually use. thanks for this great idea with the cabinets, b/c who can't use more storage!

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my Kitchen cabinet Island post. You have encouraged me today. I am so glad you like it. We are enjoying it. I am so glad we did it. Hope it is helpful to you. Blessing to you, Jo-Ann

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. It is so encouraging. Blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment and for your party each week. I so appreciate it. Blessings

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  16. This is great! Too bad we're moving in a few months. This would be perfect for my kitchen now. Maybe in the next place we move.

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    1. Thank you so much Vanessa for your comment. Hope where you are moving will be a place where you will like and have all the things you need. Blessings to you.

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  17. We made an island years ago from cabinets in a basement apartment for a friend and ceramic tiled the floor around it making it permanent. I love the ideas of the wheels and the decorative shelving on the end!

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    1. Thank you Krystie for sharing about your own experience with making an island in a basement permanent. I like the wheels so I can move it where ever I may need it. Blessings to you.

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  18. What a great project! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. It is so encouraging. I would love to come link up to your linky.Thank you for the invitation. Blessings

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  19. Great project, but frankly I would remove the glass. I don't think it adds to the island and how many islands do you see with glass? It's an accident waiting to happen.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to view my post and for leaving me a comment and sharing your opinion. Blessings to you.

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  20. This is so smart!! I love the wheels. Don't we all need to rearrange every once in a while!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

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  21. I've been looking at quite a few DIY kitchen carts/islands in order to get ideas to redo mine. Yours is one of the most original and impressive. Love the all white and the shelves decorated with beautiful items as opposed to appliances. And the stools making it a place to have a snack is really cute. I would say paint them red, deep chocolate, or leave them natural. Cheers.

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  22. Great job, Jo-Ann! We have plans to build a kitchen island (likely using kitchen cabinets also) sometime soon. Thanks for sharing this!

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  23. Excellent work! This is exactly what I have been trying to explain to hubby that I want in our kitchen (just different color variations to match). Perfect! Thanks for sharing-this may save us a small fortune by not hiring a company to do it for us.

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  25. Just want to add a suggestion of compromise on the issue of the stools. Why not paint the legs and leave the tops natural?

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