This is how I got there. A while back I had purchased and painted an ikea cabinet red, then green and used it for storage.
Actually, my plan was to turn it into a mini office, but that plan never transpired and it just collected junk. It really wasn't functional. What I really needed was more counter space. I love my little kitchen but could use a bit more storage. The distance between the island and wall is fairly narrow so I needed a cabinet, at the most, 16" wide.
I found a small buffet at Jysk that was only $110.00. But, look at the box it came in and look at all the pieces!
It was six hours of hell putting this cabinet together...never again!!
Anyway, after I finally got it assembled, I decided to add castors to the bottom instead of the "bun" feet that it came with...the wheels gave it a bit more height to bring it up to counter height.
I then stained it using two colors of Minwax stain...Espresso and Ebony I also changed out the hardware and bought brushed nickel pulls to match the hardware on my kitchen cupboards. I then applied a satin varnish to the entire cabinet to protect it from any spills.
To tie it in to be part of the kitchen I decided to construct two shelves to display part of my pottery collection. After much searching on pinterest for shelving ideas, I decided to build the brackets using 1/2 inch black piping, flanges and elbows. The shelf itself is made just 2 x 10 x 36". Again, I stained the wood using Minwax stain, but only with espresso and I did not varnish.
I am happy with the way it turned out and I now have more storage space and counter space.
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