DIY Turn A Common Microwave Cart Into A Vintage Kitchen Island







Here is a great way to take a relatively inexpensive microwave rolling cart and turn it into a rustic looking kitchen island. By purchasing or using recycled wood, wood stain, a can of paint, and a box of wood screws, you can convert your ugly microwave cart into a beautiful kitchen island. This is a simple DIY project and it can be completed in one afternoon. If you have an existing wooden microwave cart, this is a great way to recycle it and put it to a better use. The wood pieces that you will need to cut will vary depending on the length and width of your existing cart. See below for a brief method to DIY and gather some great ideas for a kitchen island project!

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DIY kitchen island from a wooden microwave cartHere is the ugly microwave cart that will be turned
into a vintage looking DIY kitchen island.








DIY Turn A Microwave Cart Into A Beautiful Rustic Kitchen Island_2Purchase wood (or use recycled wood) for the kitchen island top, legs, and framing reinforcement.
Once you have your measurements, have the local hardware store cut the wood for you!

DIY Turn A Microwave Cart Into A Beautiful Rustic Kitchen Island_8Sand down the microwave cart, remove the top
portion, and add wood framing to support the top.

DIY Turn A Microwave Cart Into A Beautiful Rustic Kitchen Island_1Build the complete top counter portion of your DIY kitchen
island according to the length and width of the cart.

DIY Turn A Microwave Cart Into A Beautiful Rustic Kitchen Island_3Build on the top framing, legs, and paint the complete
kitchen island the color of your choice.

DIY Turn A Microwave Cart Into A Beautiful Rustic Kitchen Island_4Stain and varnish the top counter with a wood stain
color of your choice using multiple coats for durability.

DIY Turn A Microwave Cart Into A Beautiful Rustic Kitchen Island_5Once your DIY kitchen island base is fully constructed and
dry, attach the top counter to it using wood screws.

DIY Turn A Microwave Cart Into A Beautiful Rustic Kitchen Island_6Once fully assembled move it into the center of your kitchen and enjoy!
Special thanks to Mark Thomas for supplying us with this great DIY project!









For a great way to create a kitchen island with common cabinets, see the video below.


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Do you know of ways to create a DIY kitchen island by recycling? Please let us know below.



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