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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She attended journalism school where she majored in professional writing. She loves to decorate, garden, read and spend time with her Yorkies.

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10 Creative Kitchen Islands

I just love to see a piece of furniture turned into a kitchen island. It often shows real creativity.

Colorful and fun.

This is a clever idea. Storage, a way to divide a room, and a kitchen island in one.

A look that's feminine and shabby chic.


A pretty antique turned kitchen island. (Just look at those legs!)

A colorful and fun approach.

Small but effective.

A cool blue with a place to hang utensils on the side.

A desk turned kitchen island.

Find a piece of furniture out junking and turn it into this.

And last but not least is my kitchen island in Texas. I found it on Pinterest from another site. But it is indeed my old sewing machine table that I still have today.

Then toward the end I used an old table, the one that's now outside. Right next to it I put an old wash tub at the end and used it for storage. It was a fun look.

So do you have a favorite? Or have you created your own clever idea for a kitchen island?

You can see more kitchens on my Pinterest Board Cozy Kitchens.

Brenda Pruitt
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  1. Hi Brenda, I love all the photos,so creative.
    My husband made me the same sewing machine table. I used it for years in my kitchen and now it is used in the family room to hold an antique radio. I still love it.
    Have a great evening!

  2. Love all these island ideas and so creative. Wonderful idea using the sewing machine bottom. I already had an island in place with my kitchen but I painted it black with distress, added granite and appliques to the doors and drawers, new hardware and bun feet at the bottom to look like a piece of free standing furniture. It gave the regular cabinet a whole new look. Have a nice evening. Stay cool~ cm

  3. I love your sewing machine island! And that pink kitchen--I think I would move my bed in there and eat/cook/sleep in that charming room!

  4. Al and I created a kitchen island from an old student desk I found in the "Too Good to Waste" area of the landfill. It's still one of my treasured possessions.


  5. love the small sink/table combo. they are have appeal but that's my favorite cause it reminds me of my aunt lemme's kitchen up in mt. airy nc.

  6. Every single island is great! Your Texas island is truly unique.

  7. I like the new photo of you and the pupsters on the top right of your page. Such a sweet family.

  8. I had a treadle sewing machine base with the drawers on each side. They were great for spices and the long handled utensils. I had a piece of chopping block for a top. My granddaughter now has it and she has an anniversary Singer sewing machine on it. I love the old and new together.

  9. My island is an old 1950's farm table that was painted a few colors, but now white with green and pink chipping. I love it and would never paint it.

  10. Cute pic of you and your sweet! ;)

  11. My SIL has/had a marble-topped sewing machine base like yours in her kitchen but against a wall with her microwave on it.

    My favorite is the aqua dresser with the braided leather drawer pulls.

    Brenda, I remember your washtub and how excited you were when you got it. I thought you were so clever in how you used it. I was sad that you couldn't bring to OK with you.

  12. Brenda, you are killing me!! All of these are so gorgeous!! I wouldn't know which one to pick for my kitchen. Each ones unique and beautiful and gives a different look to each kitchen!! :-)

  13. They're beautiful, but I have my eye on that blue stove ;).

  14. Great ideas. My stepdaughter has a huge new house, and had room for a really big island, I thought they should get an old chuckwagon, put counters around it, and a breakfast nook inside. I saw somewhere on the computer an old china cabinet from the 80's, one of the heavy pine ones, made into an island and breakfast bar. They stood them back to back, put counter tops on both, faced the bottom cabinet to the kitchen, with all its drawers and doors, and china deck became the bar. It looked really cool.

  15. I like them all, and would love to have an island in my kitchen but it's too narrow. When I've needed extra counter space I set up my old ironing board and use that, I've also used it for a buffet style dinner.

  16. I love them all. So you found yours on Pinterest. Thats cool. I couldn't ever have any like these. Although I love the opened storage but with a big hairy dog that wouldn't work around here. She is 'every where'! Thanks for sharing.
    I enjoyed the collection. XXOO.

  17. They are all so cute. I love a unique kitchen island. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Always fun to stop by and see your inspiration photos.

  19. I really like the turquoise islands. Lots of great ideas here!

  20. I love how creative people can be when it comes to kitchen island... I so wish my kitchen was big enough for an island!

  21. I love all of the "island ideas" that you have posted. Even have the sewing machine base and top, however, I can hear my family fussing if I put It in the middle of my kitchen floor. My kitchen is smaller than the ones that you've shown.

  22. My kitchen is so tiny and poorly laid out that there is no room for an island. If there was, I'd have your sewing machine base in a heart beat. I'd nab that blue stove too!

  23. I love number 1 and number 5 the best because they are the most colorful of course..I also love your sewing machine base island Brenda..very clever..

  24. Those are really great! I need to get my hubby building something for us!

  25. Best island idea ever... Victoria's! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  26. What great island ideas! I only have an eat-in kitchen, no dining room. So our table and chairs are here in the kitchen. No room for an island.


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