I told you about all the unfinished projects I had around the house on my Friday post. Well, this one, the kitchen island, it's officially done!
I told you how I found the corbels at Home Depot and how they sparked the makeover. The corbels installed very easily, I only used four screws, the ones to the wooden surface of the island, I didn't use screws or anything going up to the countertop.
I also added beadboard on the inside of the shelves. The beadboard was a remnant piece I had from the hutch makeover.
Once done with corbels and beadboard I gave the whole island two coats of ASCP - Duck Egg blue.
Well, the two coats of paint were followed by a good sanding. Somehow the texture of chalk paint is in the rough side to me. I gave it a little distressing on all the edges too.
After dusting it, the clear wax was applied and buffed. You can see the difference of the waxed vs. the un-waxed parts while working on it, it's darker.
The glaze dries in about 45 min. Once dry, you can apply another coat of clear wax to protect the glazed surfaces.
The two doors and drawer fronts were given the same treatment.
3. Wax and buff
4. Apply glaze
5. Remove glaze with wet cloth
8. All done!
I'm loving this makeover, the wax gives it a nice soft sheen.
The glaze gives more character to the beadboard.
I looked in my old hardware stash and picked these pulls. I think they go much better with the new style.
The panels/molding that were hard to notice with the previous brown color are now more noticeable.
Sometimes the color looks blue-ish, some other times is like green.
In general, it gives the kitchen a much brighter look.
You can check the previous makeover where a builder's grade cabinet island was given a totally new look with an added shelf and microwave inside it.
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