We have big plans to do a complete kitchen remodel at some point. Theres really nothing about my current kitchen that i love (except all the windows, which sometimes seem like more of an obstacle than an asset!) My recent hand injury has delayed the time frame….we were originally hoping to start it this spring but now we are thinking its going to have to wait another year at least
When we threw my parents a big surprise anniversary party, we didn’t have enough counter space for all the food, so I brought up a round table from the basement & draped a white tablecloth on it, it became our “appetizer table”. The funny thing about this was that long after the party was over, we weren’t too worried about removing the table as it became very handy. Obviously I didnt want to leave it in there, so my husband announced one morning that he was going to build me a temporary island to use until we decide to go through with the remodel. Okay!
Well, needless to say I am quite impressed with his handyman skills
He bought various size boards from Home Depot, hand distressed & stained them. The base was stained with Minwax in a new color called classic gray. The top was stained in a natural matte finish. I love how it looks like an old butcher block!
He even built drawers & added a towel bar. I think it turned out great!! As a matter of fact, if I could just paint my current cabinets white, I’d probably be able to stand this kitchen a bit longer
View from the dining room.
Another great thing about this island is that once we actually do the remodel, we can reuse it in the smaller kitchen in our basement. We have a small second kitchen downstairs which is very handy when entertaining by the pool area. And this will look great down there as well!
Now if I can just figure out a way to get those cabinets painted……