Awesome Ikea Hack of the Week: A colourful kitchen island

Kitchens. We love ’em and we hate ’em. We spend a ton of time in there, but too often, we’re stuck with tiny kitchens that just don’t have enough space for the blender, coffee maker, juicer, toaster, microwave and the Slap Chop.

Today’s Ikea Hack will not only get you convenient, moveable kitchen counter space, but also storage, thanks to its handy middle shelf, in the form of a kitchen island. Paint it to add a pop of colour to your kitchen.

  1. The parts. You’ll need
  1. Do it. First, decide what colour to paint your kitchen island. The original blog has it in fire engine red, but you could opt for a teal, grey, pink, yellow, or whatever your little heart desires. Paint the entirety of both Lack tables, then let dry.

The next step is to attach the Lack tables together. Stack one on top of the other, legs to tabletop, and ensure that everything lines up perfectly. Mark out where the corners of the legs should go on the bottom table’s tabletop, and use the wood glue or double-sided adhesive to stick the legs into place.

Finally, mark out the perfect alignment for the butcher block on the top table, then use the wood glue or adhesive to attach it firmly. Let everything set and/or dry before you use it.

The shelf made by the bottom table top is perfect kitchen storage and the butcher block is great as additional space for prepping and serving food!

Source: Apartment Therapy

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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