Kitchen Island/Storage Shelf Hack

3 Materials
$30
15 Minutes
Easy
Making a kitchen island or storage shelf is so easy! This will come in handy if you don't have much counter space, don't have a linen closet, need some extra shelves somewhere, etc.

This post was inspired but Sara here on hometalk. You can check out the original post here.

To start you'll need 3 Parson's End Tables and I purchased mine at Walmart.  They are usually $10 each, but I ordered them online for in store pick up and I got a discount!  
For the Kitchen Island - I put 2 of the tables together.  It was really easy - just screw in the legs.
For the third table, I drilled the holes just a little bigger so I could fit rolling wheels in them.
I had these wheels on hand, but they sell them at Dollar Tree.  If you don't want to put wheels on it, or you are intimidated by power tools, you could attach floor sliders onto the bottom instead.
Use some E6000 or glue of your choice and put on the bottom of the legs on 2 of your tables.
Stack your tables on top of the table top with wheels.
Stack your tables on top of the table top with wheels.
Add dishes, cookbooks, whatever you want to use the added space for.  On top use it as a cutting board or service tray.
It's great if you don't have a lot of counter space. 

Okay onto the storage shelf option...
For this you'll put together all 3 tables, add the E6000 to the bottom of 2 of the tables legs, and stack them on top of each other.
Add storage baskets to the shelves... 
Use it as a decorative shelf to hold plants, books, decor, and I added a basket underneath to hold blankets.
Use it as a decorative shelf to hold plants, books, decor, and I added a basket underneath to hold blankets.
Use it in your bathroom to hold towels, toilet paper, tissue, wash clothes, decor, and underneath I added a trashcan.

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Suggested materials:

  • Parson Side Tables   (Walmart)
  • E6000   (Walmart)
  • Wheels   (Dollar Tree)

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  • None None on Mar 31, 2018

    I like the kitchen one a lot but wonder if glus is enough. I'd hate to see the table top move when using a knife. Any idea how else to attach them?

  • Kathy Wheeler Coomes Kathy Wheeler Coomes on Mar 31, 2018

    Any ideas for the extra 4 legs once you've made the kitchen island (which is a great idea)?


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  • Ms. Mack Ms. Mack on Jun 29, 2020

    Great idea. I will definitely be do this! Thanks Smarty-pants!

  • Melinda Record Melinda Record on Aug 25, 2020

    Both repurpose projects are great ~ using the parsons tables for extra shelving or a kitchen island, ingenious!


    Thank you for sharing AND inspiring!!

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