The Eggplant

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    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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