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10 Wallet-Friendly Kitchen Island Ideas

From the Wallet of a college freshman to a fresh millionaire

The IKEA Hack DIY Kitchen Island project By Erica Massey

Hold the phone, folks, because we’ve got another IKEA hack that will blow your mind.

Erica Massey from Dallas, Texas, has done it again with her brilliant and affordable bed hack. And her dog Deacon? Well, he’s got his own cozy spot too. But that’s not all, because Erica has taken her IKEA hacks to the kitchen too.

With one IKEA trip and less than $200, Erica could double the storage space of her kitchen with this DIY island idea. And let me tell you, folks, it’s not just stylish; it’s sturdy too. Erica and her friends can even sit and lean on it. Now, that’s what I call multi-functional furniture.

So, how did she put it all together, you ask?

Well, she got some silicone caulk from Home Depot and some angle brackets to attach everything together.
She put a bead of caulk all the way around the edge and then in a zig-zag pattern down the middle.
And then she stacked a bunch of books on top and gave it 24 hours to fully adhere.

But wait, there’s more.
Erica added two brackets on the bar stool side just for extra support.
And let me tell you, folks; it’s heavy enough to be plenty stable for sitting and leaning.
And even after several months of use, Erica is still happy with her creation.

But she does have one word of advice: seal that tabletop immediately.
She made the mistake of eating strawberries over it before sealing it, and it now has a little red stain on one corner. So, learn from Erica’s mistake, folks, and immediately seal that tabletop.

In the end, Erica’s DIY kitchen island is cheap, cute, and functional. And the fact that it’s mobile means she can take it with her when she moves away from this rental. Now that’s what I call a smart investment.

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