From Farmhouse Table to Kitchen Island

Donna Dupler
by Donna Dupler
Years ago I bought this old farmhouse table at a flea market for 12.00. For years I wanted to convert it into a kitchen island but never got around to it. This was the year I made the dream come true.

life as a table just begging to have new life breathed into it.

Added wood to the bottom and then put it on wheels.

Removed the old top and created the shelves from it.

Faux granite finish painted on a plywood top.

Painted the shelves black and added the sides.

added a false drawer front and painted everything white.

Added a towel bar to the end.

cup handles added to the false drawer front.

added a couple of wrought iron braces under the over hang. Two backed stools in the back and two backless stools on the side. I now have a very inviting place to eat and work in my kitchen. I have less than 200.00 in materials and hardware in this project. The end result was far better than I imagined.
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  • Can you tell me what brand of faux finish paint you used for the counter top? How thick was the ply Wood you used and what did u use to give it the glossy finish? Thank you it is beautiful. :)

  • Can you tell me what brand and color you used to paint the faux top. And what sealer u used. Did u prime the plywood first and how thick was the plywood? Thank you. It is beautiful and I would love to try it myself. :)

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  • Nicolette Spargo Nicolette Spargo on Feb 20, 2017
    this is stunning!!

  • Donna Dupler Donna Dupler on Mar 20, 2017
    I used craft paint and sea sponges for the faux finish. The several coats of shellac to make it glossy. The plywood is 3/4 inch thick. you could add strips of wood to the sides to make it look thicker. I hope this is helpful.