Updating kitchen island

This project actually began a few years ago when I decided on a whim that I wanted to paint my kitchen island black.

Fill with pillows to create a cozy seat that will invite guests to linger over a home-cooked meal.Change things up a bit by painting just the island a color that really pops, like robin's egg blue.Design by Sarah Richardson Turn a colorful but unused apron, shower curtain, tablecloth or any leftover piece of fabric into a cute window topper.I’ve even had guests ask me if I bought the island somewhere.For the first step of the current transformation, we purchased a couple big pieces of white bead board wainscoting from Home Depot.We cut pieces to fit the sides and back of the island and attached them with moulding adhesive.We also had to temporarily use several screws to hold the back piece in place while the glue dried.Design by Sarah Richardson Turn a sunny window into a spot for displaying a collection of your favorite kitchen items.Vintage pieces in a similar color palette are especially lovely when grouped together.This was because it repeatedly fell off since the back panel of the island turned out to be, like so many other places in our house, not level.You’d think all the money we spent on a newly built home would mean that it was built with straight walls and cabinets, but….

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