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I have always wanted to attempt making a kitchen island and I finally found the perfect one to make...... From and inspirational picture found on PINTEREST to a Kitchen Island I'll Love
forever, cause it was made by my own 2 hands....
To see The step by step instructions I used to make this ...Please visit My BLOG PAGE..
I noticed that a few people have commented on maybe adding a piece of Plexi Glass to the top of this....... Sorry I forgot to say in the post that I went and purchased some Plexi glass and have it sitting on top of the Door.... It's not shown in the picture cause I purchased it after I had taken all the pics... Sorry for the confusion... But thank you all for your input :)..... It definitely is a must for sure..... a lot easier to clean and no food getting into all the Crevices ......
As our children grew and space in our small house came at a premium, we decided to build a window seat on the awkward landing at the top of our stairs, between our kids' rooms. Beneath
the seat is ample storage, as it's nearly as deep as a twin-sized bed, and the IKEA-hacked bookshelves provide plenty of storage space for books and family mementos. A striped awning and matching DIY custom cushion have come together to transform an awkward area into one of our favorite spaces in the entire house.
Hot New Trend, Floral Patterns Are Blossoming In Home Decor
Good morning my stencilin' home decor trendsetters! Cutting Edge Stencils has been busy
bees spotting some new home decor trends and are super excited to share what we've been seeing.
Not too long ago, we all saw big, vivacious floral prints gracing the Spring 2013 runways from some of our favorite designers like Paul & Joe, Ralph Lauren, and Preen. These images were taken from Elle.com. They're so purrty, right? http://blog.cuttingedgestencils.com/summer-t...
I needed to help sell my Mom's house inexpensively and on my time constraints. A 1980's kitchen never bothered me but buyers were always saying how outdated it was. I did 3 weeks of
fun internet searches and did my research so I was prepared on the day of painting/updating. (I live 5 states away, have crazy hours at work and take care of my toddler, so I needed to be efficient in a wknd.)
Sure, there are things that could use more updating in the pictures, but didn't have time. She also need to get a new fridge - but will let the buyer deal with that!
Overall: Smoky Slate (Green/Gray) paint to walls, painted over flowery tile, and island. Changed cabinetry hardware. Didn't have time or money for overhauling cabinets or changing the overhead light fixture. May have to make a few more trips.
Details: For the tile and island - used bonding primer first (2 coats for tile, 1 coat for island oak). Measured 4 fluting wood at Lowe's - painted both sides with bonding primer, then used Liquid Nails and 4 real nails for each fluting wood to put on island. Then painted island completely in the Smoky Slate.
For the cabinet pulls - they were 80's brass. Sanded lightly while still on cabinets, unscrewed, laid out on flat surface outside (my youngin' helper), spray paint gray primer, spray paint brushed nickel. The brushed nickel looked gray and horrible when on the cabinets and didn't match anything! So re-did spray primer and spray paint - Black Flat - looked much better with existing black appliances. Tedious - since we had to do it twice - but a pink power screwdriver helped!
Total time- 2 people, prepped before, 6 hours. $100.00
Effect - Toned down the formica crème cabinets and all that (good) oak wood!
A quick and inexpensive DIY. More to come on other parts of the house!