Call it the tail wagging the dog, necessity being the mother of invention, or some such, but because we’re renovating our rec room, our kitchen is getting an island.
We’ve needed an island. This space in the middle is great for parties, but for everyday it seems like a huge expanse I have to cross too any times. But an island was low on the project list. Until now.
These are the cabinets from our old kitchen, (which was never really our kitchen because it was renovated before we moved in).
The cabinets were in great shape with solid wood doors, dovetailed drawers, and pull outs, but they didn’t fit the expanded footprint of our new kitchen. We’ve tried to repurpose the cabinets in other parts of the house. Recently I put together this temporary art space using some of the cabinets.
Then wouldn’t you know it, after three years in limbo, that part of the house, affectionately known as our wreck room, is finally being renovated. There’s no room in the new plan for the cabinets.
We’re considering a marble top for my mom to roll her pastries, or maybe a light colored granite. But for now, we’ve resurrected this butcher block table top, battle worn from our homeschooling days. It’s a little big, but will work for the time being.
Stay tuned … .
What is your favorite re-purposing idea?