Kitchen Island out of a Hospital Cabinet

This project was a colaborated effort! We knocked out a wall in our kitchen when we first moved in…I will show you pictures later… and I had absolutly no counter space and zero money to purchase an island that I wanted. My sister works for a huge construction company here in Birmingham and they built the UAB Womens and Infants Center that just opened up this year. Oh… how I wish I had a before picture of my cabinet! It kinda makes me a little sick because this is a HUGE revamp. When the company layed out a display of cabinets for the hospital to choose from, they had demos left over that they just gave away. SO, I got a great bottom and top cabinet for free!!! It was laminate and an ugly hospital maple color. Mom and I layed out a design in our head, put it on paper and then put my sweet daddy to work. We bought wains coating, big corbals and of course our angled 2″ Purdy Paintbrush. The feet mom and I purchased at an Estate Sale years ago and I am SO glad we saved them!!!


We put the entire cabinet on a worktable and covered the three raw sides with wainscoating. Then, we trimmed it out with flat trim.  We drilled the holes in the bottom for the feet and just screwed them in. We used our Purdy paint brushes to prime and paint several coats of Dove White by Benjamin Moore.
  Years ago my grandfather build our lake cabin out of reclaimed wood and other various found materials. He saved a lot of the wood under the shed and we brought it home, ran it through the planer and then stained it a dark walnut. We used several coats of Poly for protection.

I still have the original hardware on it. You can see the “Hopital” look in them can’t you? I am still searching for the perfect ones. They are REALLY wide. I may end up having to fill the holes and start over.

I am really excited to be sharing this in this fabulous DIY contest!

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Comments

  1. Kelli, this looks awesome! You might want to check Etsy for some hardware…I've seen some great stuff on there!

  2. Kelli, this looks awesome! You might want to check Etsy for some hardware…I've seen some great stuff on there!

  3. Wow, your island is so pretty! I love the little feet, corbels and, of course, the reclaimed wood countertops! Gorgeous!

  4. Wow, your island is so pretty! I love the little feet, corbels and, of course, the reclaimed wood countertops! Gorgeous!

  5. this is amazing! i love that you re-purposed something unexpected. beautiful!

  6. this is amazing! i love that you re-purposed something unexpected. beautiful!

  7. wow this looks awesome – love the corbels where did you get them?

  8. wow this looks awesome – love the corbels where did you get them?

  9. Hi Kelli, The island is beautiful and the wood top finishes it out perfectly.
    Happy Holidays,
    Sherry

  10. Hi Kelli, The island is beautiful and the wood top finishes it out perfectly.
    Happy Holidays,
    Sherry

  11. The island is fantastic! what an amazing job.The apothecary jars look fantastic.

  12. The island is fantastic! what an amazing job.The apothecary jars look fantastic.

  13. that is just beautiful! i especially lo e the wood top- gorgeous!

  14. that is just beautiful! i especially lo e the wood top- gorgeous!

  15. Wow! Great remake! You had wonderful vision on this one.

  16. Wow! Great remake! You had wonderful vision on this one.

  17. Stunning! Those corbels make this piece sooo amazing!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

  18. Stunning! Those corbels make this piece sooo amazing!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

  19. wow.that is soooo beautiful!!!

  20. wow.that is soooo beautiful!!!

  21. It looks fabulous!!! Your dad did an awesome job!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  22. It looks fabulous!!! Your dad did an awesome job!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  23. Love this! It's on my list for my next kitchen for sure. You did a great job!

  24. Love this! It's on my list for my next kitchen for sure. You did a great job!

  25. gorgeous gorgeous end result. I'm adoring the corbels…yum!

  26. gorgeous gorgeous end result. I'm adoring the corbels…yum!

  27. Love, love, love the corbels and outside of your island. How about adding wainscotting to the drawers before you add new hardware? I think it would make it look less hospital. Just a thought.

  28. Love, love, love the corbels and outside of your island. How about adding wainscotting to the drawers before you add new hardware? I think it would make it look less hospital. Just a thought.

  29. Beautiful job! Love the colorful Christmas ornaments as well!
    Hope you can join my giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils going on now! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

  30. Beautiful job! Love the colorful Christmas ornaments as well!
    Hope you can join my giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils going on now! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

  31. that is AWESOME!

  32. that is AWESOME!

  33. It's gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at The DIY Club!

  34. It's gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at The DIY Club!

  35. Beautiful job…I want one too!

  36. Beautiful job…I want one too!

  37. Oh wow. It's beautiful! We're going to DIY a kitchen island too. Hoping it turns our this gorgeous! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Roeshel

  38. Oh wow. It's beautiful! We're going to DIY a kitchen island too. Hoping it turns our this gorgeous! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Roeshel

  39. That look fabulous. What an amazing project makeover.

    Thanks for sharing
    Cheri

  40. That look fabulous. What an amazing project makeover.

    Thanks for sharing
    Cheri

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    Cheri

  42. Check out our TOP 10 Post and b e sure to check out EXCITING CHANGES at THE DIY CLUB post as well–REALLY EXCITING!!

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  43. Fabulous!!!!

  44. Fabulous!!!!

  45. Wow!! I love it! Your blog is *fantastic* and I am now a new follower. I can't believe this is the first time I have seen it!

  46. Wow!! I love it! Your blog is *fantastic* and I am now a new follower. I can't believe this is the first time I have seen it!

  47. Hi kelli- i'm your newest follower. Had to follow when I saw you won for this category. Amazing transformation! thanks for the inspiration. laura

  48. Hi kelli- i'm your newest follower. Had to follow when I saw you won for this category. Amazing transformation! thanks for the inspiration. laura

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