Friday, February 15, 2013

Kitchen island made of piano parts and recycled items



If you remember back in January I told you about and old piano that I was taking apart to recycle and make into something useful and pretty.  Well i've finished the first item of that project.  A kitchen island.  Below are the parts that were used to construct the island.

The fancy front of the piano.




Some wood from the body of the piano.



These are old legs from a very old table that I've been saving.



And here is the design I came up with. The top of course is the decorative part of the piano. The apron and bottom shelf is made of other parts of the piano cabinet that were ripped down to smaller boards. I designed the style and my dad put it together for me.  This is the island before it was painted.



Another view upside down.



The finished island without the glass top.



A close up view of the decorative top.



And the final piece with the glass top. The glass top was also a recycled piece.  A friend gave it to me and I knew I'd use it sometime. It was the correct width but a little long.  So one of my son-in-laws that is in the glass business cut some off for me. Thanks Jason. And here it is in all its glory.  I LOVE it! 



Stay tuned for more things to come from that great piano.

You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

61 comments:

  1. Oh, my, goodness....I LOVE this! What a beautiful, functional piece and creative use of materials. I actually really love your whole kitchen/living room space there....great job! My husband and I build a lot of our own furniture with function and storage in mind but this is more like art.

    Stopping by for a visit from The Backyard Farming Connection blog hop!

    Danielle
    TheHandcraftedHomestead.com

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  2. Thanks so much for your kind comments. I've been around homemade furniture and things most of my life. It's nice to know other people enjoy the function and the art of homemade things.

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  3. This is simply amazing, Lyn! I would never look at an old piano and think 'kitchen island'! Just wanted to let you know that you're going to be featured at The Scoop this coming Monday night. Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Thanks also for featuring me on The Scoop. You've made my weekend.

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  4. Awesome, awesome, awesome--will be sharing some time in the next week (have some other things scheduled, but love it!). Thanks for linking up!

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  5. What a spectacular upcycle - now you have a truly one of kind kitchen island - and it's just gorgeous !!!
    XXX

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment and for commenting.

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  6. That could really go anywhere! What a great piece...very creative,
    Deb

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  7. So so awesome!! I love it!! My kind of repurpose, it is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment.

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  8. This is wonderful. I have a kitchen island that is made out of an old baby crib and I love it. I had a stainless steel top fabricated for it so I could use it for prep work, it is on wheels so it also doubles for a buffet table when I entertain large groups. Yours is amazing and so pretty.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind compliment. Your island sounds very interesting. Would love to see a picture of it. Thanks for commenting.

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  9. I love this idea! The top of this island is gorgeous! Great job!

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  10. Beautiful. What a great re-use. I am not sure I would have seen a piano and thought "yep kitchen island".

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    1. Thank you. I made some other things with the piano. I'll be posting that soon.

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  11. That is beautiful! I had an old upright piano growing up. It had the swirl pattern just like yours! Do you know who the manufacturer was?
    So glad you recycled it.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment. I can't remember who it was. I'm sure I have it pictured somewhere. I'll have to find it.

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  12. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  13. Gorgeous! Great use of a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This is gorgeous! I have an old piano to take apart but it isn't beautifully carved like yours was. You did a beautiful job of upcycling the old piano.

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  15. Absolutely, BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for sharing this at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  16. this is beautiful,and a perfect and meaningful addition

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  17. That is so gorgeous! What a fun thing to have in your kitchen. My sister took the "fancy" part from a piano and made a headboard out of it......it too is gorgeous. I love the color of your kitchen cabinets. Can you tell me the color and brand of paint?

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    1. Thanks so much. I would love to see that headboard. Sounds really pretty. The brand of paint is Behr premium plus in a semi gloss enamel. The color is ultra pure white 3050. It's just the white color in the can that doesn't need to be mixed. It's from Home Depot. I painted over stained cabinets over 20 yrs. ago. It's great paint. I may have refreshed them once. Good luck. Hope this helps.

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  18. Hi lovely lady.
    This is Gorgeous you did a great job putting this all together !!
    God Bless.

    ~Diane

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  19. How genius is this. I love this idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  20. Love this project!! Great idea making a kitchen island with piano parts! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays this week! Happy Easter!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. Thank you for your compliment. I would love to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays this week. Thanks again

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  21. Wow....cool idea and it looks great in the kitchen.

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  22. That island is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Brilliant

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  23. Just found you from My Repurposed Life. I love your table. I have made several projects from my grandmother's old upright piano and have several more to go. Apparently we are like minded!!

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  24. This is fantastic!!!! I love this new use for an old thing. I am adding it to my pinterest board. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things Blog hop, xo

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  25. Who would have thought to make an island out of an old piano! Beautiful piece of furniture...love that you are using the bottom shelf as a feeding station for your pet.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. That's beautiful and a great repurpose too. Is that tempered glass and pretty thick?
    It looks great!

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  27. This is gorgeous. I love it. And I love old pianos. I had an old piano years ago. I gave it to my sister when I move. There was no place for it at my new home. THe keys were literally destroyed. I wonder where is that old piano. Recycling it into something useful is a great idea.

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  28. Lyn, this project is wonderful! I was shocked when I saw the before photo, I never would have guessed that came from a piano! This project was featured over at our ReLoved Fridays! Thanks for linking up! I hope to see you again at this weeks party!

    Kelsey @ The Vintage Storehouse & Co.

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  29. Lyn! Oh My Goodness! It's fantastic! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/11/the-round-up-from-before-after-wednesday_18.html Hope to see you a little later on for Before & After Wednesday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  30. Love kitchen island made of piano parts....amazing! you shared at my last party, hope you can come to my next party this Friday
    thanks
    Maria

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  31. Love this! Trying to figure out if I can fit something similar in my kitchen! Could you give dimensions of the island? And how much space do you have between the island and the row of cabinets?

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    1. Thank you. The size of the island is 16"wide by 5' long. There are cabinets on both sides of the island. The measurement from one side to the next is 7 1/2 feet. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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  32. This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Easter! Lou Lou Girls

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  33. What a wonderful one of kind piece that is absolutely gorgeous. I love when something so beautiful comes by recycling something that was going to be thrown away. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Share It One More Time party this week. Cathy

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  34. What a beautifully unique island Lyn! I sent your link to a friend of mine who just finished making her own island from a repurpose piece of furniture. I love that look. And you styled yours so wonderfully too!
    XO Barbara

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  35. Oh, my goodness! This turned out so pretty! Poor little piano but what a beautiful island you made!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  36. This is absolutely wonderful!! I love when something destined to the dumpster can be transformed into something so pretty! Thanks for sharing at #OMHGWW
    Hugs,

    Pili

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  37. This is such a brilliant idea and excellent of workmanship!

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  38. At first I though--she's not going to take apart that piano is she? What a transformation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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