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« on: July 26, 2011 06:39:49 PM »


It's been a while since I've posted anything for my friends at Craftster, so I thought I'd share my latest project! 



I turned an old changing table



Into a kitchen island!!


I am still tweaking around my kitchen, and decided I needed an island.  So for less than $100, this is what happened!

My measurements which were *close enough*  Wink


Sand, prime, draw, paint  Cheesy


Pick out a back that will be kids friendly and have the dudes at the home store cut it to size  Cheesy and screw on some casters  Cheesy


Stick on some mis-matched glass knobs  Cheesy


Talk your friend into building you a top  Cheesy and hang a towel rack in the convenient extra space on the sides  Cheesy


Stand back and enjoy  Cheesy


I think it's happier than the table and stuff that I had posted on here before.  I know I'm happier!

So what do you think??







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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011 06:52:23 PM »

I love eet!
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011 07:06:43 PM »

It's fantastic! And, I have a scrap of wrapping paper that has that exact pattern on it! I've been hoarding it because I love it...

I can't believe you drew and painted it- it's amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011 07:07:42 PM »

amazing!
actually amazing doesn't even begin to describe this but its early and I am only on my first coffee.
The details and the colours are so perfect.
Congrats on an awesome finished product!
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011 07:38:41 PM »

LOVE!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011 08:48:00 PM »

Fantastic!  I love these types of projects.
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2011 10:12:14 PM »

Wow, I LOVE the painting!  Did you copy the pattern from somewhere or just make it up? 

I would never, ever guess it was meant to be anything other than an island.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011 12:57:18 AM »

*drool*

Want! Can you make me one as well? Wink. I too am vVERY curious about the paint job and the pattern you used. I just love it!
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011 01:54:06 AM »

Gorgeous!
I wish I could paint like that
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2011 05:33:59 AM »

You painted it?!  That is fantastic!  I love the design!  Kind of funky but classic at the same time.  Nice job!
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011 05:45:41 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Your sweet compliments mean so much!  Grin

As far as the design goes, it took me forever to settle on it.  My husband got me the cutest little striped cabinet for my birthday and it belongs in my kitchen, so I had to come up with something that coordinated with it because there is no way that I could make straight enough stripes to match it.  It also had to coordinate with my crazy kitchen walls! See http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334525.msg3866905#msg3866905 <---this post.  My mom has this vintage recipe box that she keeps crayons in for her grandkids, and when my daughter was cleaning up her crayons one day I saw it and was like "that's it!" So, no, it's not my own design, though I had to flub it a little to get it to work on the dresser and switch up the colors a little so that it would match my birthday cabinet  Cheesy  You can see I printed out a picture, drew a grid on it and then my dresser, and penciled the design onto the dresser *trying* (but not doing well because I don't like boundaries- but that's another issue Cheesy) to stay with the crayon box pattern.  

Thanks again everyone Smiley  You've made me smile this morning!! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2011 05:55:41 AM »

This is absolutely fantastic. I can't believe it was a changing table. What a beautiful one-of-a-kind treasure! I love the paint job on it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011 09:08:05 AM »

Awesome reuse! The paint job is what really gets me, though. I love the colors and the design.
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2011 06:08:05 PM »

This is absolutely fantastic. I can't believe it was a changing table. What a beautiful one-of-a-kind treasure! I love the paint job on it.

Thank you so much!

Awesome reuse! The paint job is what really gets me, though. I love the colors and the design.

Thank you! Thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2011 04:13:23 PM »

WANT IT!  I lurve the design.
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2011 04:14:14 PM »

Very fun. That was a great idea to re-purpose the changing table. Your hand painted detail is really something wonderful.
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2011 07:48:46 PM »

WANT IT!  I lurve the design.

Thanks!   Grin

Very fun. That was a great idea to re-purpose the changing table. Your hand painted detail is really something wonderful.

Thank you so much!  I am a sucker for Etsy and checked out your page - your stuff is really nice!  I love the birds - too cute  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2011 01:20:19 PM »

I love the painting!
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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2011 12:18:19 PM »

This is amazing. It looks so great in your kitchen. A very unique piece! There is nothing better than transforming what you have into what you need. Awesome job.  Smiley

You've definitely inspired me to paint some of my own furniture, which currently is rather ho-hum.
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2011 10:58:45 PM »

Beautiful, what a unique piece. Your kitchen looks awesome too, can I come and live with you?  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2011 06:39:21 AM »

I love the painting!

Thanks!  Cheesy

This is amazing. It looks so great in your kitchen. A very unique piece! There is nothing better than transforming what you have into what you need. Awesome job.  Smiley

You've definitely inspired me to paint some of my own furniture, which currently is rather ho-hum.

What a great compliment!  Thank you!  I'm glad I could encourage you to spice things up a bit  Cheesy

Beautiful, what a unique piece. Your kitchen looks awesome too, can I come and live with you?  Wink

Ha!  Yes!  Can you run a vacuum and mop for me?  Grin

That's so awesome! *This Rocks*

Thank you  Cheesy

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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2011 06:24:09 PM »

Even her house is amazing!  So very proud of your craftiness!  I wish I had an ounce of your talent!   Wink
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Beautiful, what a unique piece. Your kitchen looks awesome too, can I come and live with you?  Wink

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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2011 07:27:43 AM »

This is amazing! I love it.
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« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2011 04:03:50 AM »

Even her house is amazing!  So very proud of your craftiness!  I wish I had an ounce of your talent!   Wink

Thanks, friend Smiley  It gave me a big smile to see 'biomajor'  Grin

Beautiful, what a unique piece. Your kitchen looks awesome too, can I come and live with you?  Wink

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This is amazing! I love it.

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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2011 08:10:20 AM »

Think this is beautiful and practical.    good work, well worth the effort.
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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011 08:24:37 PM »

That is amazing! Kudos!
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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2011 04:54:16 AM »

Think this is beautiful and practical.    good work, well worth the effort.


Thanks!  I am loving the extra work-surface in my kitchen! 

That is amazing! Kudos!

Thank you! Grin
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« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2011 02:16:17 PM »

So fantastic!!!
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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2011 02:24:53 PM »

cool I love it!!
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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2011 05:56:23 PM »

Gorgeous!
I wish I could paint like that

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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2011 10:26:20 AM »

I love it! I will save the idea (I have a changing table but I will still need it soon and our apartment is waaay to small for a kitchen island - but we plan to move (our apartment is too small for the numbers of kids we'll soon have as well Wink) and there I'll get a big kitchen and I hope I will be able to use your idea - it is great! And a great execution!
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2011 03:50:03 PM »

Wow, fantastic job, it's gorgeous!!
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2011 04:40:38 PM »

A+++mazing!  @_@
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« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2011 08:41:13 PM »

This is gorgeous!  I love the color combo, and your painting technique is great!
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« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2011 05:08:28 AM »

O.M.G thats gorgeous!!
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« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2011 01:05:06 PM »

*gasp*
It's just beautiful, I'm in awe!
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« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2012 06:38:27 PM »

Stuff like this makes me wish all the more that I owned a barn just for hoarding old, "useless", unwanted furniture that  makes its way to the curbside :O) This is just awesome, really. I love everything about it. That pattern is so gutsy and it fits like a glove in your love-filled (at least it looks that way) kitchen. Genius.
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« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2012 02:37:17 PM »

Holy cow, this is gorgeous! I wish I had an eye for seeing the beautiful things that humdrum items can become with a little TLC and some imagination.... this is so great!
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« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2012 04:37:16 AM »

Oh my goodness!  I've been MIA for so long that I missed the honor of being chosen for top 2011 posts!  Sa-weet!  Thank you Craftster!!  You just made my morning  Cheesy

And to those that I have missed replies to....THANK YOU  Cheesy  I appreciate your kind and encouraging words!
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