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 is what I started with. A sewing machine purchased from Charlotte’s Web!
You can see the sewing machine and how its stored here.
Then, what it looks like popped up!
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’m sure there’s a technical term:)
Drilled holes for the wheel anchors.
Added the anchors.
And attached the wheels. (Again, staff at St. Matthews Hardware, helped me pick these out!)
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)
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
The island also serves as a serving buffet when needed!
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.
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:)