Easy Kitchen Island

If you are lucky enough to have an eat in kitchen but find the table not very functional while you’re cooking around it and chairs. Make it an island! Easy peasy simple style. Just add bed risers under each leg used to raise a college dorm bed.  At first we had a butcher block table from Ikea in the kitchen for a long time. It seemed like we could use it for cooking, etc. But it turned out to be a nuisance in a heavy traffic area with it’s sharp corners, we all were always hurting ourselves.

The Butcher Block Table

The Butcher Block Table

Then low and behold we switched it out for our fancy french provincial worn out oval shaped table. Added the risers and now we have an awesome island! I bought a few red tractor seat stools online and thought we were good to go. Beware the stools didn't come with foot rests, hence the affordable price. The red stools proved hazardess for anyone who wanted to live. We were compelled to replace them with industrial chairs from Tuesday Morning store. It just so happened they had the splotch of chartreuse paint on them matching the project.  Before long I will have hoof shaped canvass covers for the risers.

If only the little half wall could be demolished to build a real island with an open floor concept. But this really makes us happy until then.

Next, paint the patina out of the table with glossy sign paint a terra cotta color.