Upcycled Table is Now a Kitchen Island

Upcycled Table is Now a Kitchen Island

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?


I am linking this post to:

Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday,

A Soft Place to Land:DIY Day

Reinvented: Trash to Treasure

Shabby Chic Cottage:Transformation Thursday

Mustard Seed Creations: Furniture Feature Friday

Funky Junk Interiors:Saturday Night Special (Ultimate Repurposes)

19 Responses

    • Not at all Nichole. The cost was nominal. As I had it done a while back, I think it was in the $30-40 range. If you need similar services, I suggest you consult your local phone directory and shop around for the best price. Hope that helps:)

  1. Wow!
    Great job on turning this old table into something you will use.
    Amazing.

    Alyssa
    Lifeoflyssie.com

  2. Wow you go girl! I never would have thought of this, what a transformation! Would make a great art bench!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

  3. cool job on the table! thanks for visiting my blog. I clicked “follow” on your sidebar, but I have to be honest. I read blogs in my google reader. I subscribe to many, many, many blogs. Since you only send a “snippet” to google reader I am unable to read your blog. If you unfollow me, I will totally understand.
    thanks, gail
    ps I tried to e-mail you, but when I replied to your e-mail in my inbox, there was no return address.

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  5. Wow. What an incredible way to make an unwanted piece of furniture into something really stunning.

    I’m impressed that you were able to think past the table and make something so wonderful. Great job.

  6. Wow, unrecognizable is an understatement! I kept scrolling up and down, up and down. And it still opens up? Wow! Oh, I found your from Miss Mustard Seed!

  7. This is awesome,something I was looking for actually….I can’t believe the transformation. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What an amazing transformation! Great eye! Would love for you to stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! The wood on this piece is gorgeous – fabulous job!

  9. Wow, that is pretty impressive. I would not have thought to take a piece to a cabinet shop and have them do the cutting! Hmmm…now tha opens up some possibilities that were heretofore unavailable to me..

  10. HUH??!! I can’t believe the terrific transformation!
    Thanks for commenting on my Anthro lamp post.

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