Kitchen Island Makeover
With a thrift store console table, some stain and paint, I have a beautiful new kitchen island! Watch this amazing transformation! Video is below for more details.
I started off with this console table I picked up at my local thrift store. It was super affordable. I cleaned it with TSP substitute to get all of the dirt off.
I used my favorite gel stain for the top of the island but any stain would work.
I used chalk paint for the base of the island, no sanding or priming was needed.
To apply my chalk paint, I used a chalk paint brush I picked up at Walmart. It works much better than a regular paint brush. It leaves no brush strokes.
I applied my chalk paint to the base first. I used a smaller paint brush to get into the cracks where my chalk paint brush could not fit.
This is after the first coat of chalk paint on the base. Since I want full coverage, I am going to apply a second coat. While this is drying, I will start on the top.
To cover the top, I used an old lint free rag to apply my gel stain. I have also used an old sock and that works great too.
I apply two coats of the gel stain. After the first coat, I went back and did the 2nd coat of chalk paint. Once that was dry, I applied the 2nd coat of gel stain to the top. I went back and forth to allow time for drying.
When I finished both the top and the bottom, I used my Rustoleum ultra cover in high gloss. Since this will be in the kitchen and will get a lot of use, the gloss was the best option to protect my island.