A mobile, kitchen island with a broken/missing door, broken wheels, a banged up front mesh door insert and general grubby-greasiness. YUCK!
I plopped it into the bed of my truck and off I went, only 2 minutes from home, with a new project! (don't I have enough going on already?)
I immediately began working on it and cleaning it up (which took quite awhile).
I removed and cleaned all the hardware. I figured I could always purchase new hardware pending how well the current pieces cleaned up.
I removed the wheels and decided not to replace them with newer, functioning wheels, but to rather let it sit as a stationary island piece.
|A new wire screen insert|
The damaged door insert was removed and I began taking it apart to get the old damaged screen material removed. I pried off the wooden framework holding the screen in place (carefully), got the screen out and then cut a piece of mesh wire (like chicken wire, left over from my holiday topiary projects) to size and inserted it. I got out the hot glue gun and ran a bead of it one side at a time, pressing the removed wood pieces back into place and sandwiching the new "screen" between. That came out rather well.
|Wood "buttons" added where they were missing|
|Various sized corks (available at hardware stores) create great plugs for wood furniture!|
Well, here it is, sitting in my kitchen. I'm probably going to sell it. However, if I do decide to keep it, it will most likely get a black wash, distressed finish as the birch wood-tone is too light for the other woods in my kitchen.
Does it look O.K. with one door? I think it sorta looks like it was meant to be. I like how the upper shelf is slatted. The grooves between each slat are perfect for bottles.
All in all, a quick "up-do" that took about three hours and turned out quite well.
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