Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kitchen Island Make-Over / Styling my own Painted Furniture

Yesterday I searched, purchased, sanded, stripped, painted, re-placed knobs, added fabric, photographed, transported, priced and staged this Kitchen Island. Can you tell I was excited about it? 

I can only hope this piece was used in a garage. Preferably a dimly lit one at that.

Here is how it looks today:

I added burlap to the front panels with a jute rope trim. 
The classy football knobs were replaced with glass ones.

The top was a labor of love.
 I used minwax's gray stain once I had all the orange removed.

This piece is full of great features. Room for bar stools, pegs for hanging pot holders, a towel bar and the obvious drawers and cabinet (the interior even has a shelf) for storage.

It would look great in my Kitchen, so someone better run to the flea to purchase it before I change my mind about selling it..  The metal bar stools are available too

And in the event that I don't keep it, I found some fun accessories that would be cute with it.. 
better known as:
 "styling my own painted furniture

I've limited my Kitchen finds to products on etsy this time-
because there's nothing better than supporting small business and creative artists!

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  1. Love this! I just redid my kitchen island too!

  2. Wonderful transformation, Kim. Lovely color, and I like the burlap panels and the gray stain. Just discovered you via The Shabby Nest. Following you on FB.

  3. P.S. I also like the fact that you feature Etsy finds. Oh, and one more thing. If you disable your word verification feature, you'll get more comments. I learned this from experience. Blessings, Nancy

    1. Thanks for the info! I'm learning as I go, so I always appreciate blogging advice :)

  4. Hi Shannon & Kim! We received the blogging Liebster award this week and part of the fun is passing it on! We've picked Refound Vintage as one of our nominations : ) Read how it works and our questions for you here! Prost!

  5. This is awesome, thank you!! Such a great concept :))