Tuesday, August 23, 2011

One Step Further Along

Sunday afternoon after having my son-in-law help me cut a piece of plywood , I proceeded to try to cover it with sheet metal to make a counter top for my workbench island .




The 3 x 8 ft. piece of sheet metal only cost me $18.00 from a supply store. and the plywood was free . It was sitting in my son-in-laws carport .




After spending 2 hours cutting the extra 2 ft. of sheet metal off the end .




Yes it took me two hours ! I did it by hand with metal shears. With a lot of breaks in between . but I was determined to do this .




Then I started to cover the plywood with said piece of sheet metal.




Now I’m sure there is a better way to do this , But I’m flying by the seat of my pants here , and like I said , I was determined to do this.




This picture shows 3 sides bent down using a hammer to do the work.




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By the time I got to this point I was getting pretty tired , I started this job about one o-clock and it’s now nearly five . So I called son-in-law over , Thank goodness they live next door ! He helped me proceed from there .




Did I tell you I was determined to get this done ?




Getting there !




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Ah here we go ! It took us two more hours , but we did it !




Thank you Ryan !




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I want to put some brackets on the side that extends out , It doesn’t really need it but I think it will look better .




Now it’s time to dress it up !




Let’s step back into the 50’s .




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The stool I have sitting there now is too short for the counter , so I ordered two wooden stools on line that are painted white with wood tops , they are 30 inches tall and will better fit this bar height island .




I love it !!




See what determination can do !




Because there is a lot of white in my kitchen I’m going to link this with Kathleen’s




White Wednesday .




Be sure to stop by Faded Charm and see all that wonderfull white !


And with Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday.




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14 comments:

  1. Oh WOW!!! It Looked Great the Last I saw but now WOW!!! it looks Fantastically AMAZING!!!! : ) GREAT GREAT GREAT dress up session....

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  2. This is absolutely COOL!! Wow, I love that island so much! Very inspiring. Your kitchen is adorable!

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  3. This is great, I admire your determination!, I would love to do something like that in my kitchen. Thank you for sharing.
    XXX Ido

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  4. You sound like me. I have found that Google is my friend when I can't figure out how to do something. They always have an answer to my question. You go girl!!!!! Jan

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  5. What kind of supply store did you get your sheet metal at?
    Loraine-Breakfast For Dinner

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  6. Looks great, Sharon!!! you must have the patience of Job!
    Pink Hugs,
    Dee

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  7. I love it. What an amazing job...you are amazing!

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  8. It turned out wonderful! Two hours cutting the metal? I would have given up long before then. ha!!
    Blessings~

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  9. Oh, I know you are going to enjoy it...it looks great...especially with your pretties on top!

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  10. I'm loving your work island creation and your Retro Kitchen color palette & collections! So inviting & cheerful...

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  11. No way! That workbench is fabulous. Well done!

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  12. Beautifully done! Much more character than those prefab models. And lucky you to have helping hands!

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  13. Wow~ love it and your determination too
    It turned out amazing great job
    xxoo
    Pam

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