Saturday, July 4, 2015

A Kitchen Island Renovation and Waiting ... Rather impatiently

So what is it about contractors? I am really trying to get this kitchen in place and done! I've made my backsplash selection, paint colors selections, have the countertops in place, but I can't even get people to call me back (with the exception of my cabinet painter - she's been there from the beginning). So, I have some snippets to show you, but that's it.
In the meantime, my husband and I decided to remake our kitchen island. Here it is, plain as can be (without the top because I forgot to take a before photo).

 First, he added panels of beadboard to give it a little more character and hide all of the cracks and dents of the old wood.

 Then, I bought these legs online from Adams Wood Products. They actually cut the corners out if you don't have the tools to do it yourself (we didn't). They fit perfectly. I wanted the island to look as if it was a separate piece of furniture. I will be painting it a different than the rest of the cabinets, too.

Stay tuned for the rest of the kitchen project (if I can get someone to call me back). I honestly don't want to hang the tile for the backsplash myself -- you'll see why when I reveal the cool tile I got!