Wednesday, August 5, 2009

DIY Day - Our Kitchen Island!

I've been busy! I know I keep promising updates but really, I really have been busy making this house of our a home we're beginning to totally *heart*. It's comin', it's comin'!

BUT for now...here's a DIY for DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land!

DIY Day @ ASPTL

Before...
ItalicAfter...

I painted it red, added a butcher block top, some corbels (I think that's what those are called, right??), a hook for a towel, and some beadboard to go with the "new" cabinets.

I bought the island from World Market for $120 because it was the last one (and the display). I bought the butcher block top from Ikea for $89. The paint was $8, and the corbels were $3 a piece. The beadboard was left over from the kitchen reno so the total for my new island.........$223. A little pricey for my frugal tastes but it's the PERFECT size for our kitchen and will serve it's purpose of housing some little cookie-bakin' hands well :).

13 comments:

Caroline said...

frugal or not...it turned out awesome. Love the corbels...really adds some character to it.

melissa said...

I *love* the red! It looks fantastic!

Julia said...

Gorgeous - I love the red and the added corbels.The beadboard was a great idea too!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

That looks really nice! It really took it up a notch!

Poulsen Family said...

came from ASPTL, love the redo!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I LOVE the red! It looks fantastic! Awesome job!

Richella said...

This looks really good! And it was still pretty frugal, if you ask me, especially for a custom piece of furniture! Great job.

Delightful Dwelling said...

Gorgeous, I love the beadboard and the red.

Joy said...

I just love the pop of color! Now your island looks custom made. Great job!

The Bargainista said...

oh, wow!! I always see these islands and think they are so plain jane and ugly...but WOW! You made yours look like you got it from Ballard or Pottery Barn! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy squeals~well done!

Come by and see my Pottery Barn inspired typography basket.

Twice Remembered said...

Beautiful! Great job! I love the red and corbels:)

Kimberly said...

That is gorgeous!! I love the red!