Mom’s Birthday Present

Hello all,

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.  Last weekend I completed a project that has been several years in the making.  See, when my mom moved into her house, I said then that the kitchen needed an island.  Well after trying to figure out what to get her for her BD, I decided to just make her one.  It was like most of my projects…… a coming together of bits and pieces.  I was inspired by Becky @ Beyond The Picket Fence .  You should definitely check out her Blog …. It is a whole bunch of awesomeness!!! Anyway, I put my own spin on it and I think it turned out pretty cute.  Mom loves it and it is super functional in her kitchen.  Ignore the kitty photo bombs…. lol

Happy Birthday mom, I love you

On to the before and afters….IMG_0755




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Here it is in it’s new home….. again, ignore the kitty lol 🙂IMG_0788




I’m sharing this with these great blogs;

Prototype Mama
Serenity you

Craft Dictator

DIY Show Off


Savvy Southern Style

Furniture Feature Fridays


32 thoughts on “Mom’s Birthday Present

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  2. Becky, you did an amazing job on this. GREAT idea for those shutters! I won’t excuse those kitty bombs…. LovE them ! They’re family, too! now, I need to go look at other items you’ve upcycled. Thanks for sharing this cool island. Came over from Roadkill.

  3. Oops…. sorry, Sherry…. don’t know where I got “Becky’ from ! you did a great job on the hallway bench…. I learned a lot from my dad, too. Sure do miss him !

  4. What a wonderful project. I just picked up a table to turn into an island for my father’s condo. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the shutters, towel holders, and the top is gorgeous. Awesome job – makes me want to get started!
    p.s. saw you on savvy southern style

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  6. This is amazing. I just purchased 10 sets of shutters for something! Can you tell me the dimensions that you made this? It looks well proportioned.

    • Honestly, I just cut the shutters in half, they were the long kind that had the two sections…..a top and bottom. Anyway, I just really kind of built around them from there. I bade the basic box for the bottom , attached the box to the shutters and added the top. I know I suck at giving detailed how to’s ;-/

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