Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kitchen Island Makeover


I was inspired by some of the colorful kitchen islands I've seen on my favorite blogs. Tina's green island and her sister Kathy's red island were making my builders white cabinet island look very dull.
We took off the black tile top and added a thick butcher block top that we've had for years. We've used that top as a kitchen table and a desk top. We bought it at a garage sale in Barrington, IL. It had stainless steel legs at the time. We were lucky that it was a perfect fit on the island. We saved the tile top (Did I mention that I don't throw things out) and used it on another project (later).
I decided to add beadboard on the ends of the cabinet. To add more cottage style.
That antique wood bin holds my recycling containers. It's another "flea" I bought at the Kane County (IL) Flea Market. Lucy listening to my plan.
The other side.
The project has begun. I know we have a can of blue paint in garage.
All painted blue. The beadboard is there too.
I think we still need to add corner legs to make it look more like furniture and make the base visually disappear.
The other side. This was a no-cost project and it made a big difference in the kitchen. My favorite kind of makeover.

Cheers!
Rita

TIP: for butcher block care, click  HERE .



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26 comments:

  1. Good evening Rita...girl I love the new look wow!! it looks awesome my friend..Love the litle bone mat for the fur baby...Hope you have a GREAT Friday my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  2. Oh, this looks great! I love the bright blue color you've used! Wish I had an island, I just have a little peninsula! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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  3. LOVE the blue and love the butcher top! Great makeover...I have to agree about some legs to make it look more like a piece of furnature.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  4. It looks wonderful. I love the butcher block top too. Great makeover and free is even better. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Oh what a beautiful color! I love it...your kitchen looks very organized and wonderful to cook in!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  6. I really like your new blue island,....and the butcher block has always been a favorite of mine. I love the whole new look!!

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  7. That looks so great, I love the color! And I really love your recycling bin, what a lovely way to hide the recycling!

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  8. Your blue island is Wonderful! Was very charming!I like it. Fatima-Scrapart.

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  9. Wow!! What a beautiful color!! I love that you reuse/recyle.

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  10. Love how it adds so much POP in your room!!! Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. What an eye popper!!! Beautiful job. Your kitchen looked good before, but now, wow, what a difference the blue makes.

    blessings,jilly
    visiting from cottage instincts

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  12. How beautiful does that look??!! Fantastic job! You must be so proud!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  13. I love the kitchen. Great job! I love your doggies too :) Jennifer

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  14. When we moved into our first home, we had a blue kitchen. It was always a happy space! Love the butcher block addition too... and your two puppies are adorable! I hope you'll drop by Atticmag to see our kitchens - it's a three for one!

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  15. Hi Rita,

    I love your kitchen, especially the blue! You DO know that I'm the Blue Monday gal, don't you?

    Check out my book giveaways.

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  16. G'eve Rita ~
    What a little old can of paint & elbow grease can accomplish together ... LOVELY!

    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  17. GOOD CALL! I love it!!! It was just too much white before. The blue is pefection! :)

    ~Liz

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  18. oops... I meant perfection... :)

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  19. Hi Rita! Oh, that island is marvelous! Love the paint color you chose. Such a lovely room! I liked it before and like it even better with your redo! Thank you so much, Rita, for coming to my party!
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. The blue certainly made your island pop! I love my island! VERY nice!

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  21. So beautiful kitchen, great transformation, your island is so cute!!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  22. Very pretty kitchen and I just love the blue island.

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  23. Your makeover is wonderful and free is definitely best!
    Valerie

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  24. The blue you chose to paint your island has made it stand out, very nice.
    Always a good idea too to share the plan with the four legged partner.

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  25. Beautiful warm kitchen! Love the island!

    Take care!
    ~Jennifer

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