white kitchen cart
today we are going to show you how to make a unique kitchen island from an old set of closet doors. shabby diy we started by cutting one of the doors at our desired height of 34 1/2 inches. we left about 6 inches below the door handle to give us room for the table legs. next we cut out the louvers on the bottom of the door. we sanded the face and sides of the door. then we tediously sanded the remaining louvers. we repeated the same process on the other door as you see here. next we cut 4 boards to build our frame.
two frame board were nailed to the top. then two more boards were nailed to the bottom. this completes our basic island frame. next we cut 10 boards for our bottom shelf and laid them out. these boards were spread evenly and nailed into place. we gave the island a coat of primer to insure good paint adhesion later. once the primer dried, we painted the island with two coats of chalky finish paint. we went with black, but they have about a dozen different colors to choose from. next we reinstalled the old door knob to give the island a little more character. we had several large scrap butcher block pieces from another project, and we chose one that would work well for project.
to cut a nice straight line, we clamped down a straight edge and used it as a guide. the butcher block was then sanded to a smooth finish. then we layed the butcher block face down so we could easily attach the frame on the underside using l brackets and screws. to finish this island, we applied a coat of mineral oil to protect the wood and bring out the color wood grain. this kitchen island is a great addition to any kitchen. it has pratical uses such as preparing food or it's great for storing your favorite coffee and wine accesories. books can be conveniently stored on the sides.