Monday, March 1, 2010

Update on Kitchen Island remodel

Well... 3/4 ths of the way there!  Here are a few pics of our Kitchen Island remodel.

BEFORE pictures


Both sides had drawers and cabinets before and I wanted a breakfast bar  w/stools!
DURING....



Todd used scraps of beadboard leftover from a job he recently finished.  The corbels were given to him about 4 years ago.  And he purchased the trim at Lowe's.   So....the renovation of the island was not costly at all!! 
still DURING....
I helped!

AND TA DAH!!!!!  (actually I did add a 3rd coat of paint after seeing these photos!)

More upcoming...in the near future!  The front side will take some extra effort as the drawers need to be rebuilt and beadboard added!  And of course I WILL add different shelf liner....{what were the previous owners thinking?}

The floor is in limbo!!!  And I bought some fabric  and foam to pad and cover the bar stools with!!!
As you see now the island REALLY makes the whole kitchen need a complete cabinet overhaul!!!  But...we've not even been here quite 2 years yet and Todd was out of town working for 6 months....so...considering that...I think we've made our house our HOME!!!!  Just wanted to share with my decorating blog buddies!!!   (Oh, and Please ignore the mess on the kitchen table in the background....the island was full of stuff that has been there since we moved in....so most of it will make the yard sale pile!)

16 comments:

Marla at Always Nesting said...

You and hubby did a great job on the island!! I love it and I love the black. It makes the island come to life.

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

It is beautiful, and just look how Todd is smiling. He knows what it feels like to have completed a job well done.

Chatty Crone said...

You both did a GREAT job on your kitchen island. Love it. sandie

Judy King said...

Hi Everyone and thanks for your sweet comments....(and thanks for helping me get Todd involved in our blogging!) Now he checks mine every now and again!! And yours! Bye!

Debbie said...

That is awesome Judy! I love the black island. I have considered painting mine sometime too! it looks fantastic! And yes dreams to come true, Spring will be here soon!!~

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

Judy, I saw your last comment -- That is SO funny. My husband tries to stay as far away from it all as possible, although I STILL include him when the story is about him.

Teri said...

Your island looks great! Love the black!

BeautifulDees said...

Nice kitchen, you will really enjoy it.
Thank you for being a friend right from the start and hanging in there with me. I really didnt think any one could pick up my pain, you must have a tender soul,as I do.
Thanks so much.
Love ya,Debbie

veterankindergartenteacher said...

Wow! Terrific job lady! You both are to be commended. It is lovely!

Katie said...

WOW, that turned out awesome!! Love it!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

WOW! Can you guys come work on MY house now??? ;)

So glad to "meet" you here in blog land -- I'm a new follower! :)

Ruth

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Wow! The island looks fantastic! The black is just gorgeous. That large island is going to be wonderful when you have your next party!

Wendy said...

Beautiful! I love the island black and the corbels are beautiful! Great job! Look forward to see your other projects :)
Wendy

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Katherine Thomas said...

THAT is one gorgeous island! I want one!
Hey, I had to change my blog address. I hope you'll still follow.
It's
http://katherinejft.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

LOVE your 'new' island!!!
Thanks for stopping by to my blog!