I have completed the kitchen island makeover...it feels so good to check this off my list...I love this blue grey that tends towards teal sometimes throughout the day...it is huronia by Para...in melamine.
I seem to need an island in my kitchen..it just feels right, I am highly partial to a counter height island...it is most practical...but this one just wasn't my style. I knew I wanted to remove the extra cabinet door details and add ship lap and most importantly I wanted to add a furniture foot detail.
the top of the island was built from the pews that were in the church...it was a very strong tone of orange...I am not at all partial to orange tones so I tried to re stain it but it didn't take well...it happens...so I flipped it over to the rustic side and I was able to stain it this grey brown stain...it is a mix of four stains and I am sorry I don't recall the particular mix.
I love all the changes to the island and it really seems to update the whole look of the kitchen
it was simple enough to add v-groove ship lap style wood to this one side of the island.
I added easy to make furniture foot details to the base to give it a nice designer look
it is a different kitchen isn't it? we really made very few changes but you can see just how much small changes can make a big difference
this is the island from our third house, the standard island consisted of two base cabinets and that seemed really tiny to me and I needed somewhere for the microwave so I expanded the island to house the microwave...
I made the functional and decorative modifications then I had an electrician come in and wire the island with power...I wanted an outlet so that I could bake at the island and plug in my stand and hand mixers.
I added bead board and stair posts to the island to add a large butcher block top
paint always brings it all together
this photo was taken on our walk through just prior to closing...this kitchen was nice and big but lacked any style and had no flooring...the flooring came after we moved in....that was fun... life of a diyer
this island is the first island I built, well the only one I ever built from scratch...it was one of my biggest and my first diy projects, I'm sorry I have no build deails on this
this is how it looked when we sold the house, a soft blue, clad in bead board and with a solid oak butcher block top
so whether you want an island or want to update a current island, it is a pretty doable project even for the most novice diy builder...
do you need an island in your kitchen too...?