Kitchen Island Makeover

A kitchen island makeover that can be done in a weekend for under $200.

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My husband and I purchased a fixer-upper house about 5 1/2 years ago. Our extensive project list is slowly but surely getting checked off.  Our longterm goal for the kitchen includes busting out walls, removing bulkheads, new cabinets, and reconfiguring the entire setup.  With having two kids in college, that could be a long way off!  This past weekend, I finally got sick of looking at my nasty kitchen island. I say “nasty” because the finish had started to come off and didn’t look nice.  Btw, we have way too much ugly stain in the house that we are taking our time getting painted.  Don’t get me wrong, I love stained woodwork, and think it will come back in style, but only if it’s kept nice and taken care of.  Our’s had not, therefore, nasty!!

I have a super handy husband who happened to have some extra wood in the garage. I told him the design that I wanted, he trimmed the bottom with MDF that had been ripped to size. We then went to Lowe’s to purchase the additional trim needed. I got the task of filling in the holes and seams with wood putty, and sanding…lots and lots of sanding!!

A word of CAUTION! If you are trying to vacuum up dust with your shopvac, make sure to have a filter on it.  Otherwise, you will get dust over all of your house!!

I have always been a fan of Sherwin Williams paint. This is the primer and paint that I used. The color I used is Moody Blue (SW6221).  I did have them add a gray tint to the primer since my color is a dark base.

FINISHED PRODUCT!! I am very happy with the way it turned out.  This will tide me over until we can afford the kitchen remodel.


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