As for the top, I was thinking of replacing the wood with marble, but that was going to be too expensive. So I did the next best thing -- I painted it to look like marble. People can't tell until they touch it; it's not cold like marble, because of the tactile and visual disconnect, they have to ask, "Is this marble?" That's when you know you did one heck of a tromp l'oeil job!
As you can see, I did manage to make a drawer, but it needed a Shaker type front to match the original side door, and then I still needed to make a smaller shaker style door for the space under it. That took some thought and finagling. But after my eldest son told me I couldn't do what I wanted with his router, well, that just made me even more determined to get it done. So I figured out what to do, I wish I had taken better pictures of the process, but just trust me, I was pretty proud of myself for getting it done. Even Tim was impressed. Lesson learned?--be deter-mined to succeed and you will!
This is what that little corner in my kitchen looked like before, so very unsightly! Incidentally, I absolutely loathe open shelving, to me, no matter how organized it may be, it still looks cluttered and the stuff on it will be a magnet for dust and grime!
And here is what that sweet lil cabinet looks like all finished in the corner of my little kitchen! This is one of my favorite furniture makeovers to date! Now all I need is an upper cabinet for even more storage, and charm! So, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for someone's curb cast off.