DIY Kitchen Island makeover. It started back in November . . .

100 things to get and do. But I narrowed it down to a few easy steps:

  • Paint
  • Moldings
  • New cabinet pulls
  • Restructure island with new plywood top
  • Find my own “Chico”. ( Chico is the electrician on Divine Design and currently unavailable for hire on my budget so I had to skip that step)

The Good, The Bad, The Before …

Builder Grade Island

Before picture : (upside down because I’m a goober and forgot to take a picture of it right side up);

it is your basic builder’s grade island. Oak doors, the rest particle board.

diy kitchen island

      • After, I took the top off. We made it the top bigger by replacing it with a sheet of plywood, so you could sit around it.
      • Added moldings from Home Depot. I had coupons from them by signing up for the Home Depot Savings Club . (you can save with great printable coupons from them here too >> )

      • Painted the island with Behr Paint and Primer in One (Burnished Clay) I also with Home Depot coupons.
      • Tiled the new and spacious top with 1” x 1” and 2” x 2” slate tiles.

To finish the island I just need to add the molding around the top. I am also painting that Burnished Clay. But like most things in life, it is still on the “to do list”.

slate tiled counter

Check out the Slate Tiled Top.

Here is the whole enchilada finished Makeover Project :

finished kitchen island makeover diy

The chef will be leaving when I paint.

He has presided over the cooking for 10 years! If you are still looking for some innovative kitchen designs I would suggest signing up for the free Kraftmaid Idea Book.

Stay tuned tomorrow to see the finishing touch : the Lighting to the Project “I’ll Leave the Light On” .

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