Joy Hoover
Joy Hoover
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  • Klamath Falls, OR

Recycling an Old Out Dated Coffee Table Into a Useful Kitchen Island


I just wanted to show you all what we did with an over size outdated coffee table and we love it!
See our coffee table we converted into a kitchen island...
We needed more counter space in this small rental home, the old style coffee table we had was huge,old and solid, but we didn't have room for it in our LR... So it occurred to me, why not make an island out of it and that's exactly what we did. He put the 4x4 posts on it for legs and wheels that lock and I did all the refinishing, the faux marble painting and 4 coats of clear polyurethane over the entire thing.
We love it and still use it as a counter in our tiny kitchen.
recycling an old out dated coffee table into a useful kitchen island, painted furniture
recycling an old out dated coffee table into a useful kitchen island, painted furniture
Here's our finished recycled Kitchen Island, last coat of polyurethane drying.
Here's our finished recycled Kitchen Island, last coat of polyurethane drying.
This is the top, faux painted by your's truly,lol and the carvings were already in it. I didn't want them covered so I worked around them. This entire project was sanded by before I started the faux paint finish on the top.
This is the top, faux painted by your's truly,lol and the carvings were already in it. I didn't want them covered so I worked around them. This entire project was sanded by before I started the faux paint finish on the top.
As you can see I trimmed in a flat black paint and did faux painting on the side shelves.
As you can see I trimmed in a flat black paint and did faux painting on the side shelves.
I ended up with an 'appliance garage' too! :-)
I ended up with an 'appliance garage' too! :-)
Here it sits in our little kitchen and gets used daily. It still looks as good as the day I finished it.. that was 2 years ago. :-)
Here it sits in our little kitchen and gets used daily. It still looks as good as the day I finished it.. that was 2 years ago. :-)

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  • Gail Salminen
    on Jan 18, 2015

    @Joy Hoover what a great creation! I love how you combined the two pieces. They are definitely are in the right order - the top piece provides a lot of character with all of the elements it has, I think the detail would have been lost if on the bottom. Great combination of colour and wood as well. Thanks for sharing.

  • Susan burns
    on Jul 3, 2015

    Lov I'll trade u for mine let me know when. Hahaha. Lov it

    • Joy Hoover
      on Oct 27, 2017

      Since this was posted, (which was 4 years ago), I have since relocated back to my hometown on the east coast, he now has my pride n joy Island with him on the west coast and I sure wish I had it here with me in my tiny apartment kitchen. I miss it!

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