A new island for my kitchen. I had a small butcher block, but found that there just wasn't enough space to work on. As well, it only had one shelf for storage, so I decided to build myself a new, larger island! I found a plan over at "ana-white.com", however, I had to modify it because it was too large for my space. I had to cut mine down to size, which measures 44". I basically "winged it" from looking at a picture just because all my measurements didn't jive with hers. The total cost for the island came to $47.39. I could have saved a bit more money because I didn't use all the wood that I bought - again, I bought what Ana's plan suggested for the size of island she built - I wasn't thinking that mine was going to be smaller. Oh well, I will find some use for the leftover wood.
I stained the entire island with Watco's Danish Oil in dark walnut, but felt it blended too much with my floor.
|Sorry, lights were on in both the pics...so was flash. |
Also, top of island is missing as I was waiting for the varnish to dry.
So, I painted the legs and sides with a cream-colored "Sandbar" paint and left the shelves and top stained. I applied two coats of a satin varnish to only the top, just to help protect it from any spills, etc.
I love my new island and it has lots of storage for my pottery!
Thank you for stopping by and having a visit. Have a great day!