Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Island Dreaming

I am on day 4 of being home with a sick girl.  Thankfully, she is feeling a bit better--I am getting a pedicure right now from her :).  I am also dreaming of being on a beach, somewhere warm and sandy, sort of like this picture:
And I am also itching to build, but the garage is about at zero right now so I am stuck inside painting.  Which is good too, but I want to build something big like an island. Also, today on HGTV's Design on a Dime they were excited to make a kitchen island out of an old dresser for $400.  I thought, "Heck, I can make one for less than $25!"  But, until I get to do that, I thought I'd share a few islands I have made in the past.

I think this is the first one I made from an old folding, deck chair.

I made another one from the other chair.

I made this island from a roadside desk, an oil drip pan, and other elements.


This isn't really island but a fun kitchen piece I made for wine or other storage.  I made it from old bed part I found in an alley.

And here are a few of my recent islands, one from an old wagon,

and one from pallets.

What about you?  Doing any warm weather dreaming?  What are you working on?

9 comments:

  1. I am loving that red island with the drip pan top! Awesome color with a very unusual but beautiful top and a chalkboard to boot! Excellent I pinned and I want one! Where do you get a drip pan from?
    Susan

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  2. LOVE them all Becky, but the red one and the one from pallets have always been favorites of mine!
    Hope the baby girl feels better real soon.
    gail
    ps pinning!

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  3. I loved your pictures! I'm wondering if a kitchen island would be a good idea or not in my tiny kitchen and your pictures were so inspiring!

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  4. Love the red island (and I don't even like the color red!) but I'm particularly in love with the wagon island. On my look out for an old wagon now to repurpose.

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  5. I love these ideas! I can't believe how inexpensive it was to make them. I'm wondering if there is anything with commercial fences mississauga that I can do.

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  6. You are just awesomely talented! Such great projects, I love them all!

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  7. I love all the projects! I love the oil drip pan for the top - that is genius!!

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  8. You are so talented. I would have to see a tutorial to figure them out, and you just see it in your minds eye!

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  9. ADORE all of them Becky, however the red-colored 1 and also the 1 through pallets will always be faves associated with my own!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!