I’d been thinking of building a small shelf unit for the end of our kitchen island to hold cookbooks when I came across a vintage bookcase at a local thrift store. Though I’m not sure why I felt the need, as I only have two cookbooks, with no plans of buying anymore, it was something I wanted so I grabbed it.
The New Plan:
As always when I make over a piece of furniture I check what I have on hand first. I had some stained and poly coated beadboard for a project hubby changed his mind about, black latex paint and a piece of stained wood left from our kitchen cabinets that was the perfect size for the top. The leg brackets were still there so I bought four unfinished tapered legs in the size needed to get close to the height of the island.
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