Last summer Hubby bought two different baker’s cabinets on auctions-actually, I bought one but I was bidding for him. He’s been working on fixing them up but never came up with a plan that he was in love with. He’s not a fan of painted furniture so he stripped them only to find that the cabinet was actually made up of several different woods. That left staining them not an option.
He kind of lost his gusto for the project once he figured out that they would need to be painted. He decided that being they were going to have to be painted he’d wait with painting the first one until the second one was ready to be painted too. So here they sit in the garage waiting for him to get excited about them again. Right now they are in so many pieces I can’t even tell it’s a baker’s cabinet.
In the meantime, we started working on kitchen plans for the house again…remember the ones I showed you last week? We were planning on an island using our butcher block as part of it. About that same time, I saw this via my Facebook Page.
One of the problems with baker’s cabinets is that they are so short. We had thought about using one of the baker’s cabinets as an island before but being they are so short, that’s virtually impossible. This design makes it possible. The cabinet was put on 2 x 4’s and then put on wheels. Boards here added as a shelf across the bottom. We’d put locking wheels on it to keep it stationary.
I am not positive but I think the plan is for Hubby to construct this with the baker’s cabinet that we have. Then for an island we are going to but the baker’s cabinet and our butcher block back to back.
Yes..I miss some of the features of the custom made island cabinets but I have something cute that Hubby made along with some storage. If I end up not liking it, we’ll have the cabinet maker make us an island a couple years down the road. We’ll also save a couple thousand dollars if we decide not to replace it down the road.
My only regret is that this island set up won’t have electrical plug ins. But with every option that comes along there is a little give and a little take. Right now I’m willing to give up the custom built island and electrical outlets for fewer house payments and complete cuteness.
Does anyone know how to get the look of that paint style in in the picture. Please give me some ideas because we’d really like to recreate that look.