I am reposting (originally posted Aug. 2013) my shutter island project because I have entered it in the Creating With The Stars contest at East Coast Creative. I would be ever so grateful if you'd click OVER THERE, and then click back over here by clicking on the link #12. Thank you, thank you--each click is a vote for Beyond The Picket Fence.
Anyway, if you have been around my blog for awhile, you know I like a good island.
I have made pallet islands,
Apparently, I like islands. I think it is because they add extra storage and counter space and because they can be used in other places too--craft rooms, entry ways, bathrooms.
So when these shutters that hubby picked up for $1 at a garage sale were starring at me this morning, I knew there was another island in the works.
I looked around the garage a little more and found a stack of drawers and decided one should be the base of the island. This provides great storage.
I attached the shutters to the drawer and then painted it a light blue. I then added a couple pieces of old trim board to the fronts.
A fabulous reclaimed wood top (attached from the bottom using the Kreg jig), some stain over it all, some hooks and wheels and this island was complete.
The shutters provide a fun place for cookbooks or magazines.
I had to show off the pickles I canned yesterday--I can't wait to eat them in a few months.
This island would look well in an entry too,
a place for your purse and keys--
shoes, mittens, and hats in the drawer,
and a place to set your mail.
Yes, islands of all types are a good thing!