Refinished Kitchen Island
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Refinished Kitchen Island

If you’re a DIYer, and you’re anything like me, then you have some unfinished projects around your house. I have about a gazillion. Well, this awesome fall weather we’re having has inspired me to finish up some of these projects. First on the list? Painting and staining this island.

Refinished Kitchen Island
Refinished Kitchen Island

 

frig beforea
frig beforea

It used to house our coffee machines before I added the industrial shelving unit. Once I did that I decided to use this piece as an island. And I’m still working on painting that refrigerator. (Remember all those unfinished projects I was talking about?)

Birchwood White
Birchwood White

This little makeover was pretty simple. I used some white paint and sandpaper for the base. Birchwood white by Valspar for the first coat and bright white mystery paint from my basement for the second coat. By the way, this was a free sample of paint. Always check your decorating magazines for a coupon from Lowe’s. Eight ounces of free paint? Yes please.

DIY Vinegar Stain
DIY Vinegar Stain

For the top I used a DIY vinegar stain followed by a Minwax stain in Dark Walnut. You can read more about the vinegar stain here. It creates a great ashy finish.

minwaxdarkwalnut
minwaxdarkwalnut

Then I added some simple bun feet using straight top plates.

furniture feet and straight top plates
furniture feet and straight top plates

Before

kitchen island before
kitchen island before

After

kitchen island makeover after
kitchen island makeover after

No Island

kitchen makeover
kitchen makeover

Island

painted kitchen island
painted kitchen island

 

Kitchen island makeover
Kitchen island makeover

 

painted kitchen island
painted kitchen island

 

steel wool and vinegar stain for island
steel wool and vinegar stain for island

I always thought our kitchen was too small for an island but it actually makes it so much more functional because it gives us more counter space to work with. It’s a small change but it makes a big difference. So that’s one thing I can cross off the list! What’s on your list of unfinished projects?

Linking up at some great linky parties this week. Liz Marie Blog / DIY Showoff / Rain on a Tin Roof / The Shabby Nest / Suburbs Mama / Domestically Speaking / Start at Home

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