Mom's Birthday Present

Hello all,

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.  Last weekend I completed a project that has been several years in the making.  See, when my mom moved into her house, I said then that the kitchen needed an island.  Well after trying to figure out what to get her for her BD, I decided to just make her one.  It was like most of my projects...... a coming together of bits and pieces.  I was inspired by Becky @ Beyond The Picket Fence .  You should definitely check out her Blog .... It is a whole bunch of awesomeness!!! Anyway, I put my own spin on it and I think it turned out pretty cute.  Mom loves it and it is super functional in her kitchen.  Ignore the kitty photo bombs.... lol

Happy Birthday mom, I love you

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Here it is in it's new home..... again, ignore the kitty lol :)IMG_0788

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I'm sharing this with these great blogs;
Prototype Mama

http://oneshetwoshe.com/2013/11/contributor-spotlight-great-idea-link-party-9.html

http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-pretty-delicious-linky-party-40/

http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com/2013/11/09/super-saturday-show-tell-44/
Serenity you



Craft Dictator


DIY Show Off

Read more at http://diyshowoff.com/2013/11/10/that-diy-party-42/#D2SivbV01quGcyjq.99

Savvy Southern Style

Furniture Feature Fridays
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Wonderful at Home
http://www.throughthedutchdoor.com/p/linky-party.html

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Beyond The Picket Fence

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37 comments

  1. you have a very lucky Mom..beautiful

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  2. Wow! You did an amazing job! I love it and I am sure mom did too! (and I love the kitty)

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  3. Thank you for the sweet words.... that is one crazy cat... :)

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  4. Love the island. I was going to sell a iron hook thingy, but now I'm saving it to make an island like this someday. great job.

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  5. hmmmm, can't picture an iron hook thingy, but i'm sure it must be cool.... lol, I'm so glad I could inspire you. Thanks for taking the time to look. :)

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  6. That is soooooo BRILLIANT!! Love it! Your vision is outstanding!

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  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to check it out. :)

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  8. […] at Upcycle Addict, Sherrie was trying to figure out what to give her mom for a birthday gift.  She was inspired by […]

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  9. Thanks for the feature Beckie! I LOVE ROADKILL RESCUE!!!

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  10. Becky, you did an amazing job on this. GREAT idea for those shutters! I won't excuse those kitty bombs.... LovE them ! They're family, too! now, I need to go look at other items you've upcycled. Thanks for sharing this cool island. Came over from Roadkill.

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  11. Oops.... sorry, Sherry.... don't know where I got "Becky' from ! you did a great job on the hallway bench.... I learned a lot from my dad, too. Sure do miss him !

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  12. Amazing transformation, I just love this project!

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  13. What a wonderful project. I just picked up a table to turn into an island for my father's condo. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the shutters, towel holders, and the top is gorgeous. Awesome job - makes me want to get started!
    p.s. saw you on savvy southern style

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  14. I miss mine too, I think you got Becky from Roadkill Rescue... lol :) I am so gland you are following along. Thank you for such sweet compliments.

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  15. I really hope to see pictures of what you create for your dad. :) I am so glad it inspired you... it's why I blog.

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  16. that is such a great diy and gift. and I love that you called it shutter island, lol.

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  17. Thanks for looking.....I just took a peek at your blog, I will be your latest follower.. :)

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  18. I love it....I have seen some in PINTEREST but you made it look so simple to do. Might just have to see if I have room for one. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. You can do it, just make a simple box and work from there :)

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  20. This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  22. Found you through Gail's My Repurposed LIfe....your island is the bomb...great one for a small area.

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  23. […] Repurposed Shutters to make a kitchen island […]

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  25. Featuring your mom's awesome birthday present today on Trash 2 Treasure!

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  26. Thank you sooooo much for the feature! :)

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  27. Did you need to reinforce the shutters on this one? I would worry about the ability of it to bear a lot of weight on the countertop....

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  28. Erika, I did not need to reinforce the shutters. The shutters are very heavy and are all wood. These are not the plastic ones. This has held up perfectly since it was made and has had a lot of daily use. The shutters themselves have not had any warping or bowing and are as solid today and the day I made it. For normal use it should be just fine. I wouldn't reccomend standing on it but as far as food and serving issues go.... no worries here. :)

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  29. […] were made using the slats from a shutter that I had taken apart when I was working on mom’s birthday present.  I also used boards from part of the deck that was falling apart.   Little by […]

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