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.


  1. Looks beautiful! Nicely done. It inspires me to attack some of my oldish furniture hidden in unused corners of our house.

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