We have been wanting a kitchen table for some time now in an effort to have an additional eating/sitting area in the kitchen aside from the nook and high-top table and stools.
The original plan was that Chris would build a table with a zinc top but the furthest we got with that one was pinning some ideas on Pinterest:
With busy weekends and other projects taking priority, I unfortunately didn't see this one coming to fruition for a while.
So when I spotted this island below on a random trip to West Elm marked down nearly 50%
(because it was the floor model), I scooped it right up.
It had the zinc-like top we wanted and was the perfect size for our kitchen.
The only issue was that it was island height and we wanted something that was table height.
Not a problem though.
We just unscrewed the lower shelf (which I plan to re-purpose as a tray of some sort)...
...as well as the legs.
Then, Chris just took off a few inches of each leg with his table saw.
All that was left to do was re-attaching the shortened legs and adding some furniture pads to keep the floor from getting scratched.
Here it is now as a table:
I've temporarily put our dining room chairs here while I wait for these chairs that I recently ordered to arrive. This will mean both the table and chairs will not have come from a garage sale. I know, so rare in this house!
Thanks for reading :)