Description: My husband and I purchased a 1960’s split level that recently had the kitchen revamped – but not in a style we liked. The original island was too small for the kitchen, looked out of place and didn’t offer additional seating.
After purchasing new appliances, painting the cabinets and a trip to Ikea – our kitchen looks thoroughly modernized and we love our Ikea island!
The island is a VARDE base cabinet unit, which we topped with one of Ikea’s oversized butcher blocks. Then I tiled and grouted its original melamine white front with the same glass mosaic tile we used as our backsplash.
You can’t quite tell in the picture, but the butcher block top overhangs the base unit, which allows for three stools to fit perfectly underneath it.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.