My name is Robin and I am so excited to share a guest post with you all today!
second hand stores through my Fashion on a Dimes and Kid’s Corner.
Paisley’s total outfit cost is $2.25!
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Today I will be sharing with you my latest project. I just recently completed our Kitchen Renovation and will be sharing with you how we made over our island for about $150 dollars. Make sure to go check out the rest of my kitchen renovation HERE.
After bringing them home we cut them to the right size so they would fit snug under my island. You want them really snug so that you can hammer them in with a rubber mallet and not need to use glue to adhere them. The posts were a little lighter than I wanted them to be so I sanded them down and restained them a darker color. 150 grit sand paper is what I have found to be the best when sanding off a finish.
If you are using stair case posts chances are there will be small holes where they were attached to the banister of the staircase. Fill those holes with wood filler and sand them down to make sure they are even and ready for staining.
After that we headed to Home Depot to get everything else we needed to complete the island. We bought a 1/4 inch think wood board that was stainable and had it cut right there in the store.
These were $12.27 per box. The price tag was perfect but you definately got what you paid for. In the end after painting and getting a protective coat on them I think they will hold up just fine.
We bought some trim to frame out the beadboard. Our trim was .92 cents per ft. We also bought some roped wood trim that would help tie in the island with my cabinets. The roped wood trim were 8 ft. long at $12.22 a piece so we spent a little over $50 on 4 pieces of roped trim.
After letting that dry I applied my stain with a pair of latex gloves. (I paid $1.50 for a box of latex gloves at a garage sale, which makes staining so much easier!) I used an English oak stain that was a medium brown. My 1/4 inch board was not the same type of wood as trim pieces so to get my colors to match a little better I ran out and got a dark walnut stain, which is just one shade darker and gave my board a few coats of that to help darken it up. I also stained my corner pieces, my rope trim, and my staircase post/kitchen pillars.
After all our wood was stained and painted we were ready to nail everything on. C.J. nailed our 1/4 inch board to the island first. Then he added on the corner piece for the two front edges of the island to give them a finished look
Then C.J. cut the trim for all three sides and framed out the bead board.
Next we started adding our roped wood trim to the outside edges on each side of the island and then put the pillars on C.J. made sure to be very excact when cutting these pillars. They can be slide under the bottom of the granite at a slight angle and then hammered with a rubber mallet into place by gently hitting the bottom of the post. If you wanted to attach them with some sort of glue that would be possible. You would just have to wipe away the streak of glue that will form from hammering it over with a rubber mallet.
For the final touch I added a wood scroll to the front of the island.
After being primed, painted, glazed and glossed with the same protective coat I using on the bead board and trim I put a thin layer of wood glue on the back of my wood scroll. We placed the wood scroll in the center of the front of the island and then inconspicuously put a few nails in it to make sure it would not slide down after being glued. We also went back and filled in our holes from our nails with wood glue. In order to hide the wood filler you will have to repaint and re glaze the holes you filled. We spent a total of about $150 on our island.
We went from this MDF board kitchen island
To this beautiful two toned traditional style island.
To see the rest of my kitchen renovation CLICK HERE!
Quite the undertaking, isn’t it? WOWzer.
Be sure to swing by and visit her complete renovation.
Their kitchen turned out lovely.
Robin is also giving one of YOU a special little something.
These five lovely bows could be yours!
Please note that I did not receive any product or compensation for hosting this giveaway.