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The Eggplant


We wanted to do everything recycled, so after much frustration, we went to the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store.

For $10 we got this kitchen island, which was basically two base cabinets back-to-back.


Then we cut it in half, screwed it together side-by-side,  and then backed and topped it with  melamine shelves we bought at H4H for $2 apiece.  Total cost for melamine: $8.  Next we nailed the doors shut and popped out their middles.


Then we put on a small back frame and hinges, and used a hollow-core door for the lid to the storage area.  Door cost at H4H: $8.  All else was scrap or salvaged off the original island.


Next we bought some "oops" paint from Home Depot.  Cost: $5. 

We let the BIL and Munchkin help paint for a fun after-school project.  Cost: $35 in pizza and soda.  Yes, pizza and soda cost more than the nesting box.


Next-  Finishing touches and "flair"


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