The art of the island

Lately we've been collecting wooden pallets for DIY projects.. They're awesome because they are super easy to find and usually free. We're in dire need of storage and more cooking space in our apartment and figured a kitchen island would be the perfect way to use the pallets we've been collecting.

We found some rusty gold in the form of a turn of the century water tank in the woods next to our house. The tank had a thin metal casing that had been painted a beautiful green.

The metal incorporates into the island very naturally.

Opportunities for details begin to show themselves as the piece progresses.

It's nice to have our cookbooks close.

Extra storage made from vintage crates and salvaged hardware.

Finally, our perfect kitchen island made from recycled materials. Love.