Over two years and I still don't know what to hang on the wall behind the island :( Chalkboard?
Lighting is from Home Depot or Lowes
That's my wall of fame aka family way back there on the far wall.
Red Clock is from Pottery Barn
My kitchen remodel included a "I want that!, Can I have it?, Please say yes." kitchen island. I saved a big chunk of change by reusing some existing cabinets for my DIY island.
We never thought we could even fit an island in this tiny kitchen, but with a lot of planning and using my trusty blue tape, we found the perfect size. The granite matches the rest of the kitchen and I love how easy it is to clean.
I took two existing base cabinets. One is narrow and holds my cookie sheets and has a tiny junk drawer for pens and such.
I bought that tray at Target. Perfect size and has no slip grippers on it.
The second cabinet is a two drawer, two door base cabinet that holds my baking dishes, blender, mixer, and food processor. Stuff that I don't use all that much, but takes up a lot of space.
These roll out trays are really cool and save your back!
I mapped out the cabinets using my trusty blue tape and then had them secured to 2x4s nailed onto the floor. I wrapped the back and sides with bead board and trimmed with 1x3 boards. I had ordered the drawer and door fronts online and had the hinges drilled. Everything received a coat of my favorite white paint. Benjamin Moore White Dove in Eggshell Aqua velvet finish.
My knobs/Pulls are ORB and are from Home Depot
The bead board was half sheets from Home Depot
Hubs and I sit at our island all the time. We eat all our meals here, do paperwork, read the paper. When we entertain, everyone gathers here. It's great for buffet food serving. Love it for baking and even wrapping presents.
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