Monday, March 24, 2014

Island Time

It is that time of year.  March Madness?  No, although I have been enjoying the games. Springtime? No, not in Montana anyhow.  It is show time--as in junk shows.  
pallet island reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/03/island-time.html
And show time means island building time for me because they are great sellers.  
pallet island reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/03/island-time.html

This island started with a decent, solid pallet.  Hubby cut skinny pieces of other pallet wood to fill in the spaces.  I love the rustic look that came through when I waxed it.  I used Annie Sloan dark wax because it is food safe.
pallet island reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/03/island-time.html
I added legs and a bottom shelf to the pallet top.  Pretty simple construction.  
pallet island reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/03/island-time.html
A fun coat of paint for the legs brigtened them up (paint technique HERE),
pallet island reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/03/island-time.html
I had this metal "pocket" that I found at athrift store a few years ago.  It is a great place for cookbooks.  
pallet island reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/03/island-time.html
I also had an old school stainless paper towel older for the other end.
pallet island reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/03/island-time.html
I painted a hook and bottle opener silver and added those to the front.
pallet island reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/03/island-time.html
Simple, but fun and versatile--island, potting bench, craft table, outdoor buffet?  Where would use this piece?
pallet island reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/03/island-time.html

13 comments:

  1. I love this one, how fabulous and the color is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Easy but great! I would put it in the entrance of my home...
    Besos

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  3. This is great! Any chance you could pose the plans for this? I want to make one! Not sure what size those legs are. Thanks!

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  4. LOVE it Becky! :) I think it would be great anywhere, but would love to have a nice patio area for grilling. It would be perfect there!
    I need to make one of these! I don't do pallet pieces. I should. heheheh

    great job!
    gail

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  5. Your attention to the little extras is what I think makes this island so great. Bottle opener and cookbook pocket? Genius! And SO practical.

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  6. I built one like this last year for myself and love it. The open shelving surprised me, because I didn't think I would like it - but it is my favorite part!

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  7. This is fabulous!! I could think of tons of places I would use this. I have such a love for Islands. Great work as always.

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  8. Just found your site from Pinterest, and I LOVE it! Thanks for all the cool tutorials! I'm excited to try out this awesome paint technique :)

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  9. I love this! I love the colors and your painting technique. I would use it in my kitchen. Pinning! Thanks!

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  10. I love the mix of the rustic, darker wood with that fun color, Becky! I can see why these would be great sellers. You're right, it could be used in so many different ways. Such a fun and versatile piece :)

    Jeanette

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  11. Thank you for sharing!! I am so excited to make my own. I have a spot in the kitchen that I want counter and storage space. This is perfect! and I can do it to my own measurements.

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  12. What do you do about the rough areas, do you sand?

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