Kitchen Cabinet Island Makeover


My mother was tossing out this vintage cabinet island when my father rebuilt her whole new kitchen.
I snagged it up to make it old French Country for my kitchen!
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My brother made the plank top and I kept it as it was. It had the rustic warmth and charm that I wanted.
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The base needed some sanding and some fresh paint.
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I chose a buttery color: Creme Brulee.
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Then using dark brown wax to antique the entire piece, I applied it heavily while rubbing it in.
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It needed something on the doors, so using these Fleur de lis wood appliques was the perfect choice.
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I was lucky to get the same French style hardware to go with the rest of the iron accents of the kitchen.
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Wanting cornices but space was very limited, I scored these carved looking knobs in clearance. One was a bit small, so I doubled them up.
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I also used dollar store paper napkins to decoupage onto the inside and outside of the drawers.
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This votive candle holder made a perfect towel rack on the island. I just drilled holes to mount it.
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And after a couple of weeks of making up my mind and getting the right pieces, the island was done!
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kitchen cabinet island makeover, decoupage, kitchen design, kitchen island, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
kitchen cabinet island makeover, decoupage, kitchen design, kitchen island, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
kitchen cabinet island makeover, decoupage, kitchen design, kitchen island, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
kitchen cabinet island makeover, decoupage, kitchen design, kitchen island, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
The entire "how to" is posted at http://redoityourselfinspirations.blogspot.com/2015/03/kitchen-island-redo.html
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations

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  • Jeanette S
    on Sep 27, 2015

    Oh my! This is wonderful. I want to find an old dresser to build an island for my daughters new Town Home. She has one of those wider than deep kitchens where it would be a great addition. The drawers in a dresser would be wonderful to have! I will keep looking. I will use bead board too since I love bead board! But I imagine I will paint it a dark, almost black color since her flooring in the adjoining room is that color!

  • GullyCreekCottage
    on Apr 23, 2018

    LOVE IT!!!

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