DIY Kitchen Island

Recently inspired by a photo found in Taste of Home Magazine, I set off on a crafting adventure around Louisville! I have a pretty small kitchen, and thought this little kitchen island would be just perfect for what I needed! Plus, I loved the red! With the help of Charlotte’s Web Quality Consignment Furniture and Home Accessories in St. Matthews and St. Matthews Hardware, the project was quite a success! I want to really thank the staff at both Charlotte’s Web and St. Matthews Hardware – Charlotte’s Web staff convinced me that I could turn the sewing machine into what I wanted and SMH staff helped me pick out the right wheels, the right screws for the knobs, and even let me BORROW a special screw driver! Can you believe it?!!! SO AMAZING!

Well, here’s how it all went down!

This was the pic that provided my inspiration!

This was the pic that provided my inspiration!

This is what I started with. A sewing machine purchased from Charlottes Web!

This is what I started with. A sewing machine purchased from Charlotte’s Web!

You can see the sewing machine and how its stored here.

You can see the sewing machine and how its stored here.

Then, what it looks like popped up!

Then, what it looks like popped up!

So, first, I removed the sewing machine - it weighed about 25lbs!

So, first, I removed the sewing machine – it was VERY heavy!

I wanted to add wheels, so I first took out the old feet bottoms.

I wanted to add wheels, so I first took out the old “feet bottoms.” I’m sure there’s a technical term:)

Drilled my whole for the wheel anchor.

Drilled holes for the wheel anchors.

Add the anchor.

Added the anchors.

And attached the wheel.

And attached the wheels. (Again, staff at St. Matthews Hardware, helped me pick these out!)

Ta-Da!

Ta-Da!

Then, it was time to paint. Started with a primer.

I removed the old knobs on the front. Then, it was time to paint. I Started with a primer.

Then added the fire engine red! (2 coats)

Then added the fire engine red! (2 coats)

Knob time! I did not have the right screw driver, so when I went to buy the screws from St. Matthew's Hardware, they let me borrow one!!! Amazing!

Knob time! I did not have the right screw driver, so when I went to buy the screws from St. Matthew’s Hardware, they let me borrow one!!! Amazing!

Lastly, I added the cutting board. Purchased from Amazon.com

Lastly, I added the cutting board. Purchased from Amazon.com

The island also serves as a serving buffet when needed!

The island also serves as a serving buffet when needed!

The inside provides extra storage room for a few pans and kitchen items.

The inside provides extra storage room for a few pans and kitchen items.

I move it out to the middle of the kitchen if I need extra counter space when cooking.

I move it out to the middle of the kitchen if I need extra counter space when cooking.

When not in use, it serves as a cute table off to the side!

When not in use, it serves as a cute table off to the side!

Thanks again for all the help! Home projects are so much fun!! (When they’re done:)

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