$25 Kitchen Island Update

3 Materials
$25
2 Hours
Easy

Yep- I know this is a peninsula and not an island. But I feel like most people have an island and not peninsula... I don't know. Anyway- Let's update it!


This peninsula has been through a couple of transformations at this point. When we bought the house, it was just your standard, builder grade, orangey wood. Blah, right?

This was phase one of my kitchen update!

So for its first transformation, I used faux brick hardy board and painted each brick in different shades of grey paint. It was super cute. BUT. As my style evolved, I was venturing away from my days of all grey everything. Breaking out of my comfort zone and losing that little grey safety net. I fell in love with COLOR! And I fell in love with finding new, modern ways to use it.


Enter the slatted wood trend. Holy smokes am I in love with it. I've done a slatted wood wall in my entry (more on that in another post) and knew I wanted to incorporate it into another area and add a fun pop to it. And my safe grey peninsula fit the bill.


So I pried off the hardyboard and went to work.

I bought 20 lattice strips for 99 cents each and a sample jar of paint in Behr Shebang.

Then I planned out a pattern- once I got started though, I forgot about my pattern and its on the opposite side that I wanted it to be, oh well.

I cut the strips to fit and used my brad nailer and a piece of 1” scrap wood to keep the spaces even.

Pattern should have been flipped but it’s oka

Then I painted! Behr Shebang is the perfect earthy sage green. A sample size jar was more than enough.

Thats it! Brand new updated peninsula for less than $25!

Join me on Instagram for more DIYs and for the full video of this update!

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  • Zoe Alba Zoe Alba on Dec 05, 2021

    What type of paint did you use on tge cabinets?

  • Bobbie Fitzpatrick Bobbie Fitzpatrick on Jan 03, 2022

    How long or your Horizontal strips?

  • Debi Debi on Feb 24, 2022

    How did you transition from the lattice to the front of cabinet?

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