From garage to grandeur!!

January 25th, 2011 in member junk     
portiakatze portiakatze, member
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Love at first sight?...
...maybe not...
Underneath it all...
Aged, distressed top (effect)
A picture sent to me from its new owner; at home and cozy..
Love at first sight?...

Love at first sight?...

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
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, furniture, industrial, kitchen

Comments (24)

gadgetsponge writes: Absolutely beautiful. Who wouldn't want this nice piece you created! Posted: 12:21 pm on January 2nd
angelaminerswife writes: I love,love,love it!!!!!! Posted: 1:49 am on March 9th
shabbychick writes: You found a diamond in the "really" rough - and turned it into a gem for sure! It turned out beautifully.

Welcome to Junkmarket Style and good luck at the March show!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 8:05 pm on January 27th
curious writes: What a great job you did. I'm very impressed and motivated to get out there and hunt once more for treasures! This would be so cool anywhere, I was thinking of my friends soon to open "junk store". Love it! Denise Posted: 4:29 am on January 27th
eclecticlythrifty writes: Absolutely beautiful - A true transformation! Posted: 3:55 pm on January 26th
JunkinLindsey writes: I absolutely love this piece. I would model a kitchen island after what you did with it. Keep em coming!!! And welcome!

Lindsey Posted: 2:40 pm on January 26th
alicemom writes: Welcome and a wonderful addition to anyones home. Just fabulous.
smiles, alice Posted: 1:08 pm on January 26th
racers7 writes: Amazing redo! I love the aged boards. Melody Posted: 8:02 am on January 26th
masmail writes: Taht's what I'm talkin' about. You have brought forth beauty from the beast. Congratulations. Well done. Posted: 5:34 am on January 26th
masmail writes: This is what it's all about. Reclaiming and reusing. The beauty you found in this beast has its own reward. Love it!! Posted: 5:31 am on January 26th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: What a beautiful piece. You have great talent and the job you did on this is unbeleivable. I really like that. God Bless Robert, Posted: 9:11 pm on January 25th
MimiToria writes: Love, love, love this... Great redesign for sure.
Looking forward to meeting you in March at the "Flea Market Under Glass" Event. Excited to see your wares...
Gretchen Posted: 7:46 pm on January 25th
NDJunkGirl writes: Good eye for this great piece! It looks awesome in it's new home!

-Andrea Posted: 6:52 pm on January 25th
oldnews writes: It's awesome! What a fabulous piece! Marie Posted: 6:18 pm on January 25th
artteachergirl writes: Wonderful piece!! Very nice redo! Posted: 6:00 pm on January 25th
JunkerNewbieSteph writes: Great project! I love it with the bins in the bottom. And for free? nice! Posted: 4:54 pm on January 25th
MakinItHappen writes: W0W, nice!!! Posted: 1:34 pm on January 25th
RustyDiva writes: WOW - beautiful! Posted: 1:20 pm on January 25th
summerland writes: Incredible!! So great that it found an appreciative new owner too. Nice work!

Posted: 12:54 pm on January 25th
suewhitney writes: Hi Lacey,

Welcome to JMS and thanks so much for posting this fabulous piece. Just so you all know...our new member here is one of the talented artisans that will be at the upcoming "Flea Market Under Glass". Can't wait to see more!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:58 am on January 25th
CottageElements writes: What a fabulous piece! I love how you redid it. Someone is sure lucky to own it!

Lani Posted: 5:58 pm on January 24th
BillyJo writes: It is a gem to behold for any kitchen. I like! Billy Jo Posted: 5:39 pm on January 24th
Soozletew writes: Inspiring! I have a barn full of goodies, can't wait to get to 'em! Posted: 2:16 pm on January 24th
JunkArchitect writes: Your kitchen island turned out incredible! It looks like it was a ton of work but definitely worthwhile.


Posted: 1:20 pm on January 24th
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