Kitchen Island Reveal

Right after my dad got out of the hospital last fall we stopped by an awesome store where I picked up a console table.

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It sat like this in my kitchen for months.  Yes, paint half peeled from the top and sawdust everywhere (it made a great workbench!)

When I took vacation time last week my main goal was to finally finish this project!

I started with taking off the top and the feet.

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Then I added new feet (just a 4X4 post cut into 5″ blocks) and started priming everything.

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I couldn’t really tell if this was made from wood or plastic but I do know that it used to be white and that there was a really bad faux finish painted over it.  I also knew that I didn’t want to sand it. So I did some research and found that this

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was the answer.

It took three thin coats but if it keeps the new, fresh white paint on the island, I don’t care.  Fingers crossed that this product lives up to the hype!

Once it was primed I flipped it over and realized that it wasn’t the right height.  So, I had to prime (x3) and paint (x2) four new feet which set me back a couple of days.  I should have known, this project was going too smoothly!

Once the feet were dry I attached them, flipped it back over again, added the brackets  and touched everything up.  Then I measured for the top, sanded and stained the boards and attached them.

And I didn’t take pictures of any of those steps.  (Except the ones I shared on Instagram @awize)

But, all of that brings us to here:

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(that wine isn’t a prop, I earned it today!)

I simplified what I had underneath because I wanted to make sure there was room for people’s knees!

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I don’t love that the stool seats are so light so at some point I’ll probably sand them down and stain them to match the island top (Jacobean.)

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I’m pretty much obsessed with this!

The crates are painted Valspar’s La Fonda Turquoise (which I chose because I have actually been to the La Fonda  and I think that’s as good a reason as any to pick a paint color!)

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Obviously I’m thrilled with how this turned out but you’ll be surprised by who might love it more:

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Aw Prudie!

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Worth the wait?  I think so!

-A

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