From garage to grandeur!!January 25th, 2011 in member junk
This baby was a beast to load, but free and full of potential, so how could I resist?! Used and abused as a garage workbench, I had to completely rip it down to the steel frame. I did away with the lower cupboards and dividers. Sadly, the top surface was beyond repair. But the other wood was salvageable, and after hours of sanding and scrubbing, I was able to pound back into place those lower shelves. Although clean, the frame, itself, still had a sinister look to it, with old drips of mystery dried on. So, I did a light wash with a matte paint to clean it up. I wasn't able to find the boards I needed for the top in time, so ended up buying those new. I dry-brushed them with a flat black, and rubbed on (and immediately off) a wood stain gel, resulting in the aged-look I wanted. A little bit more sanding, and some linseed oil makes for a soft seal and a non-toxic surface. The oil will need to be reapplied periodically, just as with a cutting board. A handful of vintage locker bins on the bottom shelf completes the look, and make for great storage!
What do you think of this revamped kitchen island??
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Kitchen island #1
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