My daughter graduated from college and moved into an apartment. The kitchen is a good size, but there is literally no counter space for food prep. I found a hutch at a consignment shop and repurposed it to be a kitchen island.
The before pictures:
I removed the slatted wood from the upper section and used it to finish the back of the bottom section so that it matched the slatted doors. The butcher block top came from Lowes. I added drawer slides since the drawers were just loose fitted in the rough opening. Lastly, it was painted to match her kitchen table (which also has a butcher block style top) so that it can move with her to her next place.
The after pictures:
To top it all off, I drove to Massachusetts, picked up my 86 year dad and took him to Vermont with me to deliver the island. My daughter's place is about 20 minutes from the Killington Mountain Ski Resort, so the 3 of us took the gondola up to the peak and had lunch at the lodge.
It was a great day for all.