Not to mention, that is A LOT of counter space to replace! We ultimately decided to just replace the island with Formica.Since we couldn’t find the exact counter top color we have, we decided to go with a completely different color to compliment it.
I used 150 grit first with my orbital sander, then switched to 220. Next I painted the base in ultra pure white DIY chalk paint, one coat. (See my complete how-to for painting with chalk paint HERE.) This piece actually stores quite a bit! They both came up good as new after wiping them down, so I left them as is. I used interlocking bead board strips for that that I already had, but forgot to get a photo of the back when it was done, so imagine bead board on the back. We will not be having chicken and noodles tonight and I couldn’t tell you that last time we had lasagna! Hope you enjoyed this visit today…as you know trash-to-treasures are my favorite! From sewing to painting, reinventing to ripping down and rebuilding, with a little bit of craftiness sprinkled in between, I love a project!I probably would have gone even grittier, like 80-100 if I had it on hand, but what I had did the trick. Then I topped that off with a mix of 70/30 Behr’s Gray Morning/Ultra Pure White DIY chalk paint, one coat. I bet if my neighbor saw this cart now, she might be sad she gave it away! I’ll be back next week sharing how I updated this vintage dresser: See ya then! If you're visiting me for the first time, start with my DIY Project Gallery, found by clicking the tab next to 'Home'.That afternoon at the bus stop, she asked me if I wanted it and of course I said yes. Aside from it needing a good cleaning since it had been stored in her shed, it functioned perfectly.I decided to give this cookie cutter mini island a little personality with paint: This was such a quick and easy update and it looks so much prettier now. It had a ton of knife marks and a big ring on the top. This was with only sanding, so the faint marks that are there may even lessen once I add the mineral oil. And just so you know, that menu never changes ha ha. Add the hashtag #trashtotreasuretransformation and be sure to follow all five of us, and you will be entered to win one of three prize packages from Dixie Belle Paint! Look for me on Instagram HERE this morning for more info! If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along! This is the place where you can see a little bit of everything.(See all of my previous T2T Tuedsay posts HERE.) Today I’m sharing my neighbor’s trash that I turned into treasure.
I spied this island sitting in her driveway near the garage as I was leaving our neighborhood last week: The next day it was raining and it was still there, so I figured she was getting rid of it.
…and left with a quart of Heather Gray fifteen minutes later!
() The old bar top and corbels popped out really easily, and after the “new” (super old!
Hard ceramic is not the type of flooring you want to stand on for long periods. found 48% of home buyers are willing to pay extra for a kitchen island.
Plus, any dropped dishware is more likely to shatter on ceramic than on softer flooring options like cork or hardwood. However, adding an island that comes between the sink and fridge isn’t such a good idea.
Before we even moved in, we added crown molding & new white base trim, painted the whole room Sherwin-Williams Light French Gray, and painted the pantry doors & window frames white. Over the next few months of living in our house, we would often bounce kitchen ideas off each other – what we would do differently if we gutted the whole thing and also what we could do now to improve our current living space.