Saturday, August 20, 2011

Finally Finished!

My "dresser-turned-kitchen-island" is finally finished!

I've actually been enjoying using it for a few weeks... I just don't have much blogging time these days. You might remember the before pictures when I bought this on Craigslist.



It turned out to be more work than I anticipated... sanding & sanding some more, de-glossing, painting, distressing, glazing, adding a top... whew! It was time-consuming. But I LOVE the end result, both in style, and in the functionality it has added to our kitchen. It's painted in a neutral greenish-grey, and the back is a chalkboard for my little boys. I re-used the hardware (with a little painting/distressing on the upper knobs), and the butcher block top is from IKEA. Not only was it less expensive than a ready-made island, but it has lots of character, and already feels kind of like an old friend.