There’s just enough space in our tiny little round house for a kitchen island, but there’s no ways I’m paying so much money for one. Have you seen the prices? It’s ridiculous!!

So many thrift store finds can be used to make a kitchen island. Here we used a fishing tackle box and office storage to create this one. #KitchenIslandDIY #Repurposed #ACraftyMix #ThriftStoreFinds

I’m a DIY-er for goodness sake. I can make my own, right!!? So off we went to the second-hand shops and found a beautiful wooden fishing tackle box in need of some serious TLC.

A fishing tackle box has the potential to become so much more. We used this one to make a kitchen island

All those little compartments have soooooo much potential 😀 We also found this small office storage unit with no door handles. We picked them both up for an absolute bargain.

Old office storage is cheap and can be repurposed into so many different things

They’re a match made in heaven. Can you see it? When you put them together they’re the perfect starting point for a kitchen island.

It's almost as if they were made for each other

Jazz was not very impressed with her human slaves though 😀 Surely we should be using the tackle box to catch her some fish?

Our Jazz needs to approve the makeover first

Good things come to those who bait 🙂 Click to Tweet

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Repurposing a Fishing Tackle Box and Office Storage

Both the pieces needed some serious work. Those yellow handles had to go!! The storage unit was also a bit wonky and there were dents and dings that called for some elbow grease, wood filler and lots and lots of sanding.

The fishing tackle box needed a good cleaning and sanding first

Trying to sand those nasty water stains on the tackle box lid just didn’t work so we used some of our homemade gesso and painted it over the top. Once the gesso had hardened we sprayed the lid black. The inside got a good wipe down and then two coats of white primer. Wood filler was used to fix the holes from the original handles.

Clean and seal the inside of the fishing tackle box to prevent smells and bleed through

The office storage was a little wonky, probably because the back was made from a thin piece of veneer. So we reinforced the back using a spare piece of masonite, cut to size, and some wood glue. No more wonky storage unit 😎

So many thrift store finds can be used to make a kitchen island. Here we used a fishing tackle box and office storage to create this one. #KitchenIslandDIY #Repurposed #ACraftyMix #ThriftStoreFinds

Now to make pretty. My favorite part 😉 I wanted a white weathered look to match the cupboards in the kitchen and the easiest way I’ve found to do it is to use Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint, some silver Gilder’s Paste and clear wax. I gave the storage unit 3 coats of chalk paint and then added streaks of the silver paste, making sure I “streaked” the paste in the same direction as the wood grain. When you apply the clear wax over the paste it creates a soft and subtle, whitewashed, weathered kinda look. We did something similar when we made this awesome hidden toolbox storage.

How we used gulder's paste and chalk paint to create a weathered look

The back of the storage unit got two coats of blackboard paint and we added some really pretty hardware on the sides.

To finish off add new hardware

Finishing off the Fishing Tackle Kitchen Island

Okay, now for the finishing touches. We attached the tackle box to the top of the storage unit using wood glue and nuts and bolts. We traced this stunning image from the Graphics Fairy onto the blackboard on the back of the storage unit using the projector method tutorial from Miss Mustard Seed.

When two totally unrelated things come together they make magic. Kitchen Island kinda magic. A fishing tackle box and old office storage are repurposed into this beautiful island. #DIYHomeDecor #DIYKitchenIsland #RepurposingIdeas #FishingTackleBox

The glass cutter down the road cut a piece of safety glass to fit the lid and we added four wheels to the bottom of the storage unit for extra mobility. It’s so much easier when you can wheel storage things around. Best of all my cousin made a “frokken handle” for the island by bending a fork in the vice. I think it’s so cool. Forks are such handy little things. They can be turned into air planters and used to make floating teapots too 😉

So many thrift store finds can be used to make a kitchen island. Here we used a fishing tackle box and office storage to create this one. #KitchenIslandDIY #Repurposed #ACraftyMix #ThriftStoreFinds

And just look at all that beautiful extra storage 😎

When two totally unrelated things come together they make magic. Kitchen Island kinda magic. A fishing tackle box and old office storage are repurposed into this beautiful island. #DIYHomeDecor #DIYKitchenIsland #RepurposingIdeas #FishingTackleBox

I love our new kitchen island. She’s just perfect for our little house by the sea.

So many thrift store finds can be used to make a kitchen island. Here we used a fishing tackle box and office storage to create this one. #KitchenIslandDIY #Repurposed #ACraftyMix #ThriftStoreFinds

She’s small, compact, and has loads of storage. What more could a girl ask for 😉 What do you think?

Repurpose a fishing tackle box and office storage to make a unique kitchen island #ACraftymix #StorageSolutions #SmallSpace

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When two totally unrelated things come together they make magic. Kitchen Island kinda magic. A fishing tackle box and old office storage are repurposed into this beautiful island. #DIYHomeDecor #DIYKitchenIsland #RepurposingIdeas #FishingTackleBox

I know that wooden fishing tackle boxes are probably not that easy to find, but I hope this post inspires you to see things in a new light. And maybe those odd thrifted pieces can become a match made in kitchen heaven too 😉

So many thrift store finds can be used to make a kitchen island. I bet you'll never guess what we used to make this one #KitchenIslandDIY #Repurposed #ACraftyMix #ThriftStoreFinds

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Until next time, here’s wishing you a beautiful, love filled week.

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