They say the kitchen is the Heart of the Home. I don’t know if that’s entirely true…depends on who’s cooking maybe.
But seriously, the kitchen is a place where friends and family seem to gravitate toward and great things happen. So why not make your kitchen someplace…really special!
If you have a large kitchen and the island is builtin to your home, that’s great. I have some great ideas to update your existing island with an industrial flare.
But what if your kitchen is too small for a builtin island like ours but you still want a place to prepare food, display your kitchen accessories, layout your food for parties or everyday use and of course to just hang out with your friends and family. Here are some ideas that everyone can use.
Our Railway Wood Cart was a real surprise! We originally had an Antique Bar Table in our kitchen for a work space and it worked OK. But when we drove past a garage sale and saw this Cart in the driveway of our neighbors house, we literally slammed on our breaks and bought it without even measuring. It was a real find and something unexpected for a kitchen island.
So what can You use?
So here are some great photos of Islands I found with the industrial farmhouse design. You basically can use a drafting table, a rail cart, or a even a bar table…don’t feel like you have to get something from a store and pay triple for what you might find, at a garage sale!
I especially love this because of the casters. Its an industrial cart!! Wood planks added and its an island . Great for parties! FYI, If you use any distressed wood for food prep, make sure you clean it properly and use Food Safe Mineral Oil for monthly maintenance. Safety for your family and guests!
I really love this island because of the storage that has been built in! I would love that. Maybe a future project!! This is homemade but what fun detail this owner put into it with great thought.
This Kitchen Island is from Gorgeous Airbnb we found at Pismo Beach when camping with some friends. The owner and his sister had just finished renovating and although it’s not entirely industrial, it has some fun elements like the brick wall with open shelves, bead board finish, and the industrial lighting that brings a hint of Industrial Farmhouse without diving right in. I love this place! Industrial Farmhouse at the Beach…yep! If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, checkout the link I provided below. This place was gorgeous and the hosts were incredibly friendly!
This last island I put in to show you something you can do yourself, a weekend project. Why not wrap your existing island with distressed wood!! You can actually purchase this product from Stickon Distressed Wood . (I put the link below) a peel and stick product that is real wood. I would Love to do that. Great for a statement wall as well, but that’s another blog! (Disclaimer, I have never used this product but have heard great things about it. Do your homework and look at reviews!)
Industrial Farmhouse decor is not limited to just accessories. Make your island a statement piece and don’t feel like you’re limited. Be creative and have fun and remember to post a comment and send me photos!
All the Best , Always!
Whales Tales Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4992748