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DIY Kitchen Island Makeover {with Plywood and Lumber}

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So glad I bit the bullet and revamped our builder grade kitchen island! It is amazing what a little plywood, 1x4 and 2x4 can do for an ordinary cabinet. Add a little paint and stain, and we have a brand new island!
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  • diy kitchen island makeover with plywood and lumber, diy, kitchen design, kitchen island, woodworking projects
I was so tired of our Oak Laminate Cabinets. The older they get the more "orange" they become!
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I wrapped the laminate in birch plywood and trimmed it out with 2x4's.
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The wainscoting and trim was created with 1x4's.
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Two coats of taupe paint {it is amazing that it changes colors depending on the light}, dry brushed with black paint, and then rubbed with stain.
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As the legs were exceeded the existing countertop, we swapped it out for a new butcher block counter top.
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Still waiting on the new hardware, but I am still loving what a little plywood, lumber and paint could do for this boring builder grade cabinet!

To see more: http://temptingthyme.com/2014/06/21/kitchen-island-makeover/

Got a question about this project?

  • Cheryl @ Artzzle
    Cheryl @ Artzzle Princeton, MN

    Everyone likes different looks. One of my best friends DOES NOT LIKE painted cabinets. She was clear about that ... but not rude, or inconsiderate. Do people not realize how blunt and harsh their written comments sound in these discussions?

  • Phyllis tomelloso

    like to paint mine orange cabinet"s( oak look) with chalk paint but in linen white with a dark wax over the chalk paint will this work if I paint then wax or should I go over the chalk paint with wipe on stain?

  • Dans_le_Lakehouse

    It looks so good now! Totally unrecognizable, fabulous job!

  • Kathy Christiano Ciavarella
    Kathy Christiano... Plymouth, CT

    Nice

  • Susan Rawlings

    Wow, it looks great--lots of character.

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