Islands in the Scheme

Islands in the Scheme
Better After reader Angela didn’t quite know what to do with this old table she nabbed from her uncle’s garage (he wasn’t using it) but since she’d been wanting a kitchen island, she thought “What the heckles!” (I’m paraphrasing) “I’ll give this old table a shot!”  She repaired and repainted the porcelain top which makes for some fabulous contrast with the raw pallet wood she added for extra support and storage.  She is happy to report that the whole project was practically free, and she couldn’t be more thrilled with her results!

So that’s one way to island-ify your kitchen, but if the industrial chic look ain’t your bag, then how about this frankenfurniture creation from Allyson at The MVP’s of Mesa Town?  Its kind of like what would happen if an old kitchen table and a cruddy thrift store dresser had a baby, and that baby went on to become President of the United States.  Yeah, it’s that freakin’ rad. 

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  1. February 17, 2012 / 10:51 PM

    The second one is A…Mazing!!!!!!!!!! I’d love tht as a craft desk!

  2. February 17, 2012 / 11:11 PM

    Why is it when I see old junky furniture all I see is old junky furniture but other people see what could be? I need to develop that gene!

  3. February 18, 2012 / 12:05 AM

    Table + Dresser = Kitchen Island…BRILLIANT! Why didn’t i think of that. Now…to find me a kitchen that is large enough for an island {a bit tougher then finding the pieces to make this fab piece i think!}
    ~ Jillian
    http://www.hersplitends.com

  4. February 18, 2012 / 12:56 AM

    both are awesome… but the second one is Capital Amazing!!! I have to look at it over and over again because it was such a genius idea!!!

    I am the same as the other @Frugal Table… I look at something old and I want to just huck it. I even try to see the magic like these people do, but one day it will happen!!!!

  5. February 18, 2012 / 1:16 AM

    These are both terrific projects! Love them.

  6. February 18, 2012 / 2:33 AM

    Yay! Thanks so much for featuring my island today Lindsey. Always fun to see my stuff on your site. Ok fine, it’s only my 2nd time, but still….FUN!

  7. February 18, 2012 / 2:33 AM

    Yay! Thanks so much for featuring my island today Lindsey. Always fun to see my stuff on your site. Ok fine, it’s only my 2nd time, but still….FUN!

  8. February 18, 2012 / 2:33 AM

    Yay! Thanks so much for featuring my island today Lindsey. Always fun to see my stuff on your site. Ok fine, it’s only my 2nd time, but still….FUN!

  9. February 18, 2012 / 2:33 AM

    Yay! Thanks so much for featuring my island today Lindsey. Always fun to see my stuff on your site. Ok fine, it’s only my 2nd time, but still….FUN!

  10. February 18, 2012 / 3:46 AM

    LOVE it!

  11. February 18, 2012 / 2:56 PM

    The second one — I would have never thought of that!

  12. February 18, 2012 / 3:32 PM

    Dresser + table = island?
    What the WHAT?!?! Wow.

  13. February 18, 2012 / 4:49 PM

    Great choices for your post. These are truly nice pieces and not just repainted.

  14. February 18, 2012 / 5:48 PM

    It’s so great to have an island in your kitchen. I finally got one after 30 years. Love it. The first one is so rustic and well priced. What’s not to love!
    The second one is so elegant looking with the black finish and turned legs.
    Awesome ideas! 🙂

  15. February 18, 2012 / 7:55 PM

    The dresser/table combo makes me wish I had room in my kitchen for an island! Very awesome!

  16. February 18, 2012 / 9:13 PM

    amazing pics – totally captivated by your blog and will follow it. would love if you visited mine and followed if you liked it!

    wish you lots of success

    have a nice weekend!

    kisses

    http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com

  17. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012 / 10:32 PM

    Shirley said:
    I would like an island in my kitchen. Maybe some day. I love this blog. Thanks for posting.

  18. February 19, 2012 / 2:04 PM

    I must have to say the second one is GENIUS! Both are nicely done but OMG – the second one is fab!

  19. February 19, 2012 / 5:16 PM

    Wow! Those are both so creative! Geniuses! 🙂

  20. February 19, 2012 / 7:31 PM

    Totally awesome!! I wished I had vision like you. I want and love the black island.

  21. February 20, 2012 / 5:17 PM

    These are both totally different but fantastic. (my kids tell me I say amazing too much or else I would say that too) Great ideas!! Thanks You for sharing.
    Amy

  22. February 21, 2012 / 8:48 PM

    I am amazed at the transformation! The piece looks like something you would pay over $1000.00 at a furniture store. Kudos to you!!

  23. February 22, 2012 / 10:49 AM

    How freakin creative???? I would never have thought to do that second island. Great idea!!

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