kitchen island help! I have no skills={

jennycm76June 27, 2011

Hello everyone. I am doing a little kitchen redo. I have no woosworking experiance but am willing to study to learn! ok so i have a 42 x 60 table. I have a base cabinet that my contractor misordered (6 years ago) and I bought thinking it would be a great island. Its horrid. 24 X 30 just looks bad, It was a very overpriced thing so i cant just dump it, was wondering if i could put the table on top and use it as a dining island, i think there are programs out there that i could plug in the numbers and it would magically show me the creation but i dont know how to do it=) My dining area is small so i am trying to multipurpose.

Thanks in advance.


Base close up

Dining room and the table also the base is the ugly thing sticking out in corner there.

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How would you push the chairs in with that cabinet underneath?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 2:26PM
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mama goose_gw zn6OH

Hi, jennycm,

I have a marble table/island that we made by adding a cabinet and shelves to a second-hand dining table. It's 34" tall--great for rolling pastry and biscuits.

I don't know if this is similar to your goal, but it may help:

Here is a link that might be useful: Work table/island

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 3:08PM
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Why not buy some nice drawer pulls and paint it?

You might be surprised at how nice it looks, and the extra storage will always be useful.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 7:47PM
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Marlene Kindred

Your dining room looks lovely from the picture. I think I agree with homemaker. Try painting it (sand it some first to get the shiny finish off), then put some pretty knobs on it and use it as a buffet. It looks like your dining room table might be either black or very dark brown, so you could choose either a coordinating color or something very different so it would be a focal point. Home improvement stores also have those wooden decorative pieces you could glue to the front of the drawers if you want extra pizazz.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 9:43PM
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