Country Kitchen Island/Bar


After pricing similar islands I found at Pottery Barn I decided to make my own. My husband and I turned this Pottery Barn console that I found on craiglist for $300.00 into a rolling Kitchen Island/Bar. The completed project was less than $500.00. The ones I had seen at PB were $1,500.00. I saved a bundle! Here's how I did it. I painted the entire console an oyster white. I used Behr paint with added primer. Then my husband cut bead board panels for the insets and glued them into each of the insets. I used pre-primed bead board. I painted a second coat on the entire island. I then followed up with a third coat allowing each coat to dry for 24 hours. I followed this up with an acrylic top coat for protection. I purchased Numerar Birch Butcher Block from Ikea for $139.00. My husband cut this down to size and I treated it with 3 coats of Tung Oil to prepare it. I put casters in all 4 corners. I still have to attach the Butcher Block and can't wait to git it done!
This is my re purposed country kitchen island/bar.
This is my re purposed country kitchen island/bar.
I found this pottery Barn console on craigslist.
I found this pottery Barn console on craigslist.
I painted it with a base coat.
I painted it with a base coat.
I glued the bead board into the insets.
I glued the bead board into the insets.
I glued the bead board into the insets.
I glued the bead board into the insets.

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  • Barbara
    on Apr 3, 2015

    I love it! I've been wanting a smaller version of this for a few years.

  • Marilyn Mead
    on Oct 31, 2016

    Great job, love it.

    • Ene19230
      on Nov 8, 2016

      Thank you Marilyn. I looked for a long time to find something I liked but didn't find anything. so I decided to just create it myself.

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