Kitchen

Published on April 15th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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gather round the breakfast bar





cathi finds an easy to clean solution for her kitchen island breakfast counter.

cathi says, “i decided i wanted to construct a kitchen island out of the ikea varde base cabinet. we wanted something that we could gather the whole family at for breakfast, that would up the fancy factor in our kitchen and make clean up a breeze. this is it. we took out the drawers and screwed 3/4″ exterior grade plywood to the top, and installed granite tiles to the top (much cheaper than a slab of granite!) added a bull-nose to the edge and viola! a pretty sharp looking island, if i do say so myself.”

breakfast counterbefore

granite top breakfast counterafter
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6 Responses to gather round the breakfast bar

  1. Michele says:

    It looks like it is really functional and looks great too!

  2. Meredith says:

    We have done that, too. But ours is more an extension of the kitchen counter.

    We removed the wall between the kitchen and the family room. Then added the cabinet and a giant slab of IKEA counter top. Now we have seating for all 4 of us!

    http://flickr.com/photos/metalmeredith/2404222796/?edited=1

  3. Sagon says:

    The table top is really nice, great idea, well done!

  4. Lisa says:

    Oh wow, that looks fabulous. I see you are a very talented person.. Keep up the good work.. I visit your blog at least once a week and I am always surprised.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh lala – que feo!

  6. Jocelyne says:

    What a fantastic idea.

    It looks so bright and functional.
    Congratulations.

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