Skip to content

Kitchen Island Redo

I finally put the finishing touches onto our kitchen island. When I refinished our floors, I disassembled our kitchen island (to take a look at what it used to look like; click here). On the rebuild, I wanted to do 2 things; add doors/drawers to it and put it on wheels so that we could clean underneath the island and protect my new floors.

In order to reach counter height, I needed to raise the cabinet up about 3″ (the cabinets originally came with legs but I ditched those during the first build). So I bought some 2.5″ casters and picked up a 3/4″ 2×4′ hand panel. I trimmed the plywood just a little bit. I joined the cabinets together and then flipped it upside down and attached the plywood to the bottom. I then screwed the casters to the plywood. Once my height was set, I could begin to trim it off in the board and batten style. I used some 1×4″s for the top and bottoms and then 1×3″s for the verticals. That went real fast with some wood glue and my finish nailer. *I wanted the island to be able to roll but I didn’t want it to look like it could roll….to accomplish this I just used paint sticks to hold my bottom pieces slightly off the ground while nailing it into the island. For the front piece, I wanted it squared off (no toe-kick) so I needed to rip down a 1×4″ to an exact height of about 3″.

Once it was trimmed off, I filled the nail holes, caulked, and sanded it down. I’m tying to get better at spraying with my HVLP so I decided to tape the island off and try it out.

Kitchen Island prepped for paint. www.tommyandellie.com

Kitchen Island prepped for paint. www.tommyandellie.com

Once the base was painted it was time to install the doors/drawers. I was¬†originally¬†going to build my own doors/drawers but for the sake of time/ease I just bought them from IKEA’s clearance section (the cabinets came from IKEA). I was amazed by how simple this was! After that it was just a matter of screwing the top back on.

Before:

 

After:

Kitchen Island. Board and Batten Style with matching window bench. www.tommyandellie.com

Kitchen Island. Board and Batten Style with matching window bench. www.tommyandellie.com

Kitchen Island. Board and Batten Style with matching window bench. www.tommyandellie.com

Kitchen Island. Board and Batten Style with matching window bench. www.tommyandellie.com

Kitchen Island. Board and Batten Style with matching window bench. www.tommyandellie.com

 

 

Spread The Love, Share Our Article

  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Newsvine
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Twitter

Comments

There are no comments on this entry.

Trackbacks

There are no trackbacks on this entry.