This kitchen island started out as an old hutch that had been scorched in a fire. We took a saw-all and cut the top part off that had burnt shelves. Then added legs, painted it, then my husband took some scrap mahogany left over from my bathroom sink project and made a top for it. Coated it with mineral oil and voila!
I had so much fun putting my "Polatems" together. I collected beautiful pots and plates from Goodwill and garage sales. I dug a hole 12" deep intserted a piece of rebar, which can be purchased at a hardware store in any length of your choice. Fill the hole with concrete. Level the rebar to make it straight. Once the concrete dries..overnight is good, start putting the pots and plates onto the rebar in an artistic order, gluing them as you go..I used glass glue from the hardware
store, it comes in a caulking tube. Use a level to keep each pot or plate straight. You can add pieces in the middle such as a metal dish from an old firepit as a planter or even a terricotta planter. Just be creative. Top it off with a glass ball, a ceramic bird or whatever suits you fancy. There you have it ...Enjoy and watch the birds..even the Hummers like the colors.
AK recently had to opportunity to interview Kim Lewis, a talented designer from ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. We talked with Kim about ways to incorporate unique or bold colors into a kitchen in practical and classic ways that won't date the space. Some of Kim's advice was to bring your unique color choice into your space with accessories (linen napkins, vases, etc) and also with paint!
Kim's wish for consumers is to "start having more
fun with color in their own home!" You can read our full interview with Kim on our blog: http://bit.ly/xjQGhQ
Commented on Feb 17, 2012
I love it! Very whimsical and classy at the same time.
Before and after pictures. I have more pictures at: http://brooksbaby.wordpress.com/category/bab...
It has been AMAZING! We did floor to ceiling beadboard in the closet, added our own custom shelving and racks for baby clothes, got the wicker baskets from Michael's and most importantly...we added dimming lights! A fantastic nightlight and easy way to control the lighting in the baby's room. I love the way it turned out and we couldn't be happier about the practical use of space. I don't miss the doors at all. Such a fun way to open up your space! highly recommend! And I used a great contractor, feel free to contact me for his information.