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Old 02-03-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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Instant Kitchen Island

I pampered myself last week by getting a beautiful maple 18"x24" Boos cutting board. Hubby said he'd build me an island to put it on.

Sitting near the family room was my antique Singer sewing cabinet (machine in the attic in a box).

About 20 minutes ago the light bulb in my pea brain went off ...

Pure serendipity!

This is the result ...

P.S. To keep the board from sliding around, I put an anti-slip pad between the sewing machine cabinet & the cutting board.


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Old 02-03-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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Cool beans!!!!

I love the look!

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Old 02-03-2009, 02:12 PM   #3
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love it
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:15 PM   #4
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That is great. My parents have the same Singer sitting in their dining room. My son loves to open the drawers and dump the contents out

I will have to show them this thread to maybe put this cool idea in their heads.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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Necessity is the mother of invention. My Mother had a sewing machine similar to that with the foot pedal.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:40 PM   #6
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Yes, my mom had one too. I have no idea what became of it...wish I had it now! That is a very cool idea, and you have all those little drawers to put stuff in!
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:41 PM   #7
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oh wow, i love it!! I love different stuff.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:45 PM   #8
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My MIL has one identical with the sewing machine still hanging upside down under the table. What does she use it for? She has her Elna machine (probably only about 15 - 20 years older than the foot pedal Singer) on top to do her sewing and mending!

I love the look JoMama!
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:46 AM   #9
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I have a customer who did the same thing two years ago, but a little differently.

Just make sure that you keep the finish on the wood dry. If it is shellac, water can spot it and alcohol will dissolve it. Lacquer will also water spot. If someone has put polyurethane on it, then it is past worrying over.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:18 AM   #10
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I'm amazed you have a rug in the kitchen.

I'm too much of a slob to make that work. A rug in my kitchen would be ruined fairly quickly.

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