Restore Rescue Kitchen Island
This has been the most expensive project we've ever done. We made an island out of 2 cabinets purchased from our local Restore store. I have been dreaming of finding cabinets like this and voila! by the second visit to the store, I found these cabinets. The price was a bit steep for our budget: $45 each, ouch! But they were really really well made and rock solid. Below was how I found them.
So I figure since gray and metalics are in, I thought I would jump on band wagon.
My dining room has been turned into a work shop. All the old hardware has been taken off and the holes were stuffed with "fix it stick" for new hardware. "Fix it stick" is all purpose bonding putty and you can find them in the plumbing isle. It does not shrink once it dries and you can stain, paint, and drill on it.
I bought this from Lowe's on special order. They were about $6.50 a piece...more or less.
The paint was Mark Twain Gray Brick from Lowe's. I just bought a Valspar's sample tub in satin finish and gave 3 coats of Polycrylic in clear gloss finish. I know It's not perfect. Later, I found out that it was because my Polycrylic was rather old and I had to add a bit of water.
It is now moved to the kitchen and my husband joined them together. Yes, the back needs some make over.
Our counter top came! It's a marble Calcutta laminate counter top from Lowe's and we used their 10% off over $250 or more purchase coupon. We decided to splurge on this by using some of our tax return.
I had a bead board cut to size. I forgot to take pictures, but we added 4 studs in the back with screws, and then used liquid nail and panel nails to add the back board. My friend who is a contractor came and installed the top for us. We owe him a nice dinner at his favorite restaurant.
We bought 4 counter top height STIG chairs from IKEA. They were $16.99 each and had them delivered for an additional shipping cost of $19.00 and we love them!
We are very pleased with the result. We now have so much storage space with all those drawers! I am rating this as "moderate" only because of the counter top installation. The rest was very easy.
Published March 24th, 2015 8:38 PM
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