Every kitchen can use some extra storage as well as extra workspace. Ashley from littleglassjar shows us her genius method of turning an old bookcase into a beautiful and useful kitchen island.
This is a project that is relatively quick and easy and inexpensive. The bookshelf Ashley converted was a dark finish, so she first used a spray primer to ensure the finishing paint would adhere. She then removed the back paneling so the shelves would be open. To finish the sides of her bookcase, Ashley created a shiplap look with plywood. Several coats of paint later, the project was ready for the work surface top. For this, Ashley used a piece of plywood which she stained in a dark finish and secured to the top of the bookcase with liquid nails.
The final island is a beautiful addition to her kitchen and has a distinct farmhouse flair. The bookcase you choose for this project can be any size that will fit into your personal decor.