Happy Monday! Is there such a thing or is that an oxymoron? Just kidding! How was your weekend? I worked on some projects and got to read some of my magazines that have been piling up. As for the gardening, I had on my to-do list, I ordered some blueberry plants. That counts as gardening, doesn’t it? Perhaps next weekend; hopefully, we will have better weather. I need the sun to really get me into the gardening spirit.
In the meantime, I have another DIY project to share with you.
This dining room table was rather dated with slanted turned legs and curved apron; however, it was sturdy and constructed of Rock Maple hardwood. I thought, why not transform it into an island.
Almost unrecognizable, wouldn’t you say? Can you guess how I did it? Well here goes. First, I disassembled the table and took the table top and apron sections to a cabinet shop. I asked them to square off and the table and trim the lower edge of the apron so that the lower edge was straight (sorry, the before picture doesn’t show the scalloped apron). Next, I gave it a good sanding, replaced the old legs with straight unfinished legs and added casters, all purchased from Lowes. I stained them to match the table. I bought two extra legs to use as cross bars to add stability and hold the lower shelf. Incidently, I used the table leaves for the lower shelf. They can also be used to extend the island into a buffet. And there you have it, another upcycled transformation! What do you think?