I've been bogged down in deadlines and endless hours of crafting lately. I can always tell when it's time for a break, because I become obsessed with home projects. (That's my idea of relaxation - take a break from crafting and remake a piece of furniture. I can't help myself.) My current obsession is the kitchen island. I haven't been able to find an island I want that I can actually afford, which means I'm going to have to be creative. Here are some of the beauties in my inspiration file. Do you have any you'd like to share with me - especially DIY projects?
I love how this cart was cleverly turned into an island simply by adding a table top.
This laundry-folding table-turned-island would be perfect in my kitchen. I like the zinc top, but I'd probably switch it out for marble, which is great for baking.
A curved French console married to a home improvement store cabinet. What a great example of DIY genius.
This is shown in a home office, but I'd definitely use it as an island. Notice the industrial baking pans (bread pans) underneath - what a great way to store kitchen utensils in an island without drawers.
This is more along the lines of my budget. It's not my dream island, but I really like the way they customized a very simple base piece.