Mission Makeover: DIY Kitchen Island

HGTV Magazine shows you how to repurpose a secondhand console table into a custom kitchen island. See how the newly painted furniture piece on casters creates extra space for kitchen organization and cooking.

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Kitchen Tabletop

To make it a functional food prep space, it needed a new top. This one had 1/2 inch-thick polyethylene (a common material for cutting boards) cut to the dimensions of the console's top ($66 for a 48-inch-by-16-inch) piece, cuttingboardcompany.com). You can also try butcher block, granite or marble, but they cost more.

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