Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kitchen Island

Hi again, two post in one day, please don't fall over.

While I was writing about my thrifty find I remembered that I had never shared my new Kitchen Island.


I had been wanting one for years but space is very limited and I need it to be small with open shelving and be able to roll around so that I could stick it where ever I was working at the time.

I few weeks ago we went to Ikea and I picked out this FÖRHÖJA


I liked it but it was a little longer than what I wanted and it was $100 which isn't bad if it is what you want but since it wasn't just right I decided to pass. 

Thank goodness I did because look what I found when I was out junkin a few days after that.



And do you know how much they wanted for it,
of course you don't but I am going to tell you

$20.00

That is it $20.00

And guess what it was shorter


It had some signs of wear but I didn't care because I knew what I had planned for it.  So I got out my sander. paint. brushes and stain and went to town and this is what I ended up with.


Boy am I ever glad I waited and found this one.


I just love the towel bar on the end, I collect dish towels and this gives me the perfect place to show them off
and maybe use them.


Now I just need to find some kind of baskets to put underneath
But that is for another day.

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27 comments:

Mine for the Making said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the dark stain with the white paint. Love it! Nice job! And great deal :)

Holly said...

What a lucky find...isn't that the best? You really made it look great!

Country Mouse said...

What an awesome transformation!!! I'm sure you are thrilled you waited and saved yourself $80!!!!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Ooooh! I love a dark stained top and creamy painted bottom. So pretty! What color stain did you use on the top?

Melissa said...

I love the dark stain and the white! I love this combination!

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

I have that EXACT (microwave) cart just sitting in my storage room waiting for a new look. Yours turned out great! Thanks for the kick in the pants to do something with mine.

Sue said...

Fantastic transformation using a two finish combination! Paint always works wonders on most anything.
:-) Sue

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Good things come to those of us that wait! that is a gorgeous island! I love the white and stained look.

I joined in the fun and came over from Transformation Thursdays

Carol

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

What a great island! Love the two-tone. It turned out just perfect! Nice job!!!

Tammy said...

I LOVE it, and now I am on the lookout for something like this on wheels. It would be perfect in my teeniny kitchen!

Hattie said...

That turned out so well! I love the dark stain with the white. What a great "after!"

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

WOW, you really worked some magic on this piece!! it turned out fantastic.

Renee said...

I love it, I really want an island but I don't seem to have the room, maybe something like that would work for me too.

Ellie said...

It's perfect! I want one! Thanks for the inspiration. Found you through POPP @ Domestically Speaking.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

$20?? You can't beat that. I really like the two tone thing you have going on there.

Well done!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans! What a great find and for $20 even better. I love the dark wood on the white too!

Jen said...

Gorgeous!
I want a small island in my kitchen too ..I'm still looking!
I'm a new follower!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great find! I'm glad you waited to.
Don't you just love getting a bargain?
Annette

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow it turned out beautiful! Great job :-)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gracious! that is so pretty! I absolutely love it!

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

that's great! You took something I would have passed up and made it into something special

Lisa said...

Yours is so much nicer than the one from Ikea! It really pays to be patient.

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

wow!! what a great find!!

visiting from tatertots and jello

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Larissa said...

visiting from tatertots and jello,

this is super wonderful. Great job!

Patti said...

Great find! and great job of redoing it! It looks fantastic.

Pine Tree Home said...

I need something like this to wheel food between my kitchen and my grill when we have parties. I am on the hunt now.

Julie said...

that's awesome! Would you mind sharing what colors of stain and paint you used?

:)

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