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DIY project: Free-standing kitchen island

DIY project: Free-standing kitchen island

DIY Kitchen Island Author: Mary Levitski

DIY Projects

DIY project: Free-standing kitchen island

Transform an IKEA table base into a stylish free-standing island.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your own free-standing island like the one featured in our Parisian-style kitchen. This budget-friendly accessory can be customized to suit your style while adding an extra prep area to any size space.

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Directions
1 Assemble IKEA’s Karpalund base without screwing on the foot caps.

2 Create a slatted shelf by cutting pine boards to size and spray-painting them black.

3 Screw four rubber casters (we spray-painted the metal parts gold) to each corner of the shelf.

4 Attach the table base onto the shelf by screwing through the wood into the foot cap holes.

5 Adhere a custom-made cultured marble top to the table base.

6 Create a towel bar on the side of the table by attaching a small drapery rod using cup hooks.
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DIY project: Free-standing kitchen island