DIY Kitchen Island Makeover {with Plywood and Lumber}

So glad I bit the bullet and revamped our builder grade kitchen island! It is amazing what a little plywood, 1x4 and 2x4 can do for an ordinary cabinet. Add a little paint and stain, and we have a brand new island!
I was so tired of our Oak Laminate Cabinets. The older they get the more "orange" they become!
I wrapped the laminate in birch plywood and trimmed it out with 2x4's.
The wainscoting and trim was created with 1x4's.
Two coats of taupe paint {it is amazing that it changes colors depending on the light}, dry brushed with black paint, and then rubbed with stain.
As the legs were exceeded the existing countertop, we swapped it out for a new butcher block counter top.
Still waiting on the new hardware, but I am still loving what a little plywood, lumber and paint could do for this boring builder grade cabinet!

Shaunna @ Tempting Thyme
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  • Cathy Cooper-Bechirian Cathy Cooper-Bechirian on Jul 09, 2019

    Great job! You said “Two coats of taupe paint {it is amazing that it changes colors depending on the light}, dry brushed with black paint, and then rubbed with stain.” Could I get you to elaborate a little? I’d like to do the exact same technique and color!

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  • Pamala Pamala on Jun 09, 2020

    I love it. We are going to make a new bar with butcher block counter top. Hope it looks as good as yours. Thanks for sharing. You gave me some great ideas.!!

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