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A lick of paint does wonders!

Remember these? I got them from my Dad’s cousin Matt (thanks Matt!!!)

They were in his shed with all his carpentry bits and pieces.  I had asked Matt to keep an eye out for something similar for me to make a kitchen island and a few days later he arrived at my house with them.  I’m ashamed to say they have sat in my shed since then. 

I removed the top part, sanded them down, joined them together and covered the top with some oil cloth.  The plan is to eventually get a nice wooden piece on top or a piece of glass , not quite decided just yet.

It’s great to have all the extra cupboard space and they are also the perfect height for baking compared to the table I previously had.
What do you think?

However, I finally got round to painting them a few weeks ago.  

2018-11-08T19:01:14+00:00September 28th, 2011|Categories: cottage, painting|


  1. Isobel 28/09/2011 at 6:12 pm

    It's absolutely gorgeous!!
    I love it!

  2. Kentish Keg-Meg 28/09/2011 at 6:21 pm

    Wow what a good idea. It looks great.

  3. Annie 28/09/2011 at 6:24 pm

    They look lovely, as does your kitchen … that's a gorgeous shade of blue 😀

  4. One day at a time 28/09/2011 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Michelle i love the kitchen draws, i have a dressing table in our shed that i am suppose to be painting for my daughter, you have given me inspirationto start! Thank you x

  5. Lydia @ Twelve 28/09/2011 at 9:24 pm

    I think they look fab…. Lovely colour, in fact I may have a kitchen crush developing…..

    I saw a centre island on an American blog made from a sideboard, where they put an overhanging worktop to create a ledge to perch up too….


  6. Country Rabbit 29/09/2011 at 1:54 pm

    stunningly lovely kitchen and the makeover looks soooo beautiful x

  7. Dora, the Quilter 30/09/2011 at 12:52 am

    I love the way this turned out! Great idea and it brings back memories of the red and white kitchen I had back in the '70's.

  8. Jenny 04/10/2011 at 9:48 pm

    The kitchen looks great , a lovely colour scheme. Is that a moss rose tea set I spy? I love that pattern.

  9. mel 06/10/2011 at 5:43 pm

    it looks lovely michele, like it was ment to be dere:)

  10. Anonymous 10/10/2011 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Michelle,

    I love your blog!
    Your kitchen is fab, I am currently planning my kitchen and love your paint choices- do you mind letting me know what colour you used for your kitchen cabinets?


  11. Bee happy 10/10/2011 at 3:46 pm

    This looks amazing, well done, also love your kitchen!! 🙂

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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