Hello Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. My boys were really good to me, as usual. When they asked me what I wanted for a gift I replied…pretty please don’t fight with each other all day long (oh, and some lemon meringue pie sounds yummy!). 🙂
It has been a super busy week around here with projects (and life) but I am just going to share a few pictures of my latest and most time consuming one today.
I came across this marble table top. It isn’t in new condition but it’s still really pretty with plenty of life left in it.
The smooth surface seems perfect for the kitchen so I couldn’t wait to build a bottom for it to rest on. The structure is about standard counter height (35-36 inches high) maybe an inch or two taller b/c of the wheels.
This was a perfect “re-love” for me because I have made islands for kitchens before and have always used an existing counter top or I’ve tried to find butcher block because that is something I can manage mostly on my own. (cutting etc.)
I like open shelving to store pots and pans or heavy items on so I made this shelf sturdy enough for that. You can see a picture of the first one I ever made. It’s in our last home in Connecticut.
I used this shelf for so many things – produce, old milk crates full of cloths and towels. It’s easier to reach small appliances that might not get used daily like a Kitchen Aid or toaster, too.
I didn’t write this post as a tutorial but if you read my blog very often you will know that when I build, I just start cutting and screwing wood together as I go. Sometimes it even turns out better than I imagined. (sometimes NOT)
This rolling island could be used as a desk, craft table or any kind of work surface.
Thanks for reading and enjoy this beautiful month of May!