Here is a genius idea from reader Robin, which I spotted over on our Facebook page: She had a standing kitchen island with a tile top that she didn’t much care for. She spotted a vintage metal table with an appealing metal table top… disassembled it from the legs… and put it onto the kitchen island. How easy! I see these vintage metal tables now and again — often very cheap — often very very charming — and they are a really nice, workable size — but I don’t have much use for another 29″ high table. But as a standing work space? Heck yeah. In fact, now I am going to keep an eye out for a metal table/tabletop that I can use as a counter top in my continuing-to-evolve office / crafting room. Very ingenius, Robin — thank you for sharing!
This small island came with the house and had small seashell designed tiles. (We are nowhere near the beach). So I found this table, with legs in sorry condition, on Craig’s List. Now I don’t mind putting food on it, as it is a snap to clean versus the grouted tile.