It would have been so much easier if I wouldn’t have kept changing my mind. But, sometimes it’s just so darn hard to make up your mind.
I wish I could say that this project went perfectly and smoothly, but does a project ever go that way? NO, especially when you’re learning as you go. The beadboard was not in the original plan. I was going to use trim to create boxes on the side and back….you know like wainscoting…..but just kept thinking ..no….not sure if I like that, so beadboard it was! This was after I had already primed the whole island. Lowe’s cut a sheet of beadboard for me so it was easy to install…..Liquid Nails = a good thing. Next I primed and painted the beadboard.
The trim on this end is plain poplar boards. Bill didn’t like that at ALL. He wanted to use proper mouldings. I won that one and I’m happy with the way it looks.
The back and side look like this all trimmed out.
Remember I said I kept changing my mind? Well, beadboard was added to the shelf end too when I realized there was enough. Should have painted it first, it would’ve been much easier. Learn by doing!
I used an old miter box for this trim…..it’s not bad for a beginner. If you look real close you’ll see the bottom piece is upside down…..oops! In not buying more trim just for that, no one will notice anyway….I hope.
Now onto the corbels…..the white piece in the photo above is a piece that I cut off to make it fit. A handy little Dremel tool did the trick. You can see why I had to cut it in the bottom photo.
The legs were just a hair too high. I tried sanding them but that would have taken too long, so I cut them with Bill’s compound miter saw. Power tools are a gal’s friend! I just need to learn how to use them….. Safely.
There it is, the saga of how the island was “pimped.” In one of the pics you’ll see an old pitcher. I used that to mix the paint to get the color I wanted. I used the paint from the DR but wanted it to be more orange and less purple. I added some yellow, white and orange craft paint to tweak the color.
Here’s the cost breakdown,
- paint, primer, nails, sandpaper, $0
- beadboard, $19.00
- legs, $22.00
- poplar boards $15.00
- corbels, $15.00
- liquid nails, caulk, $9.00
- trim, $6.00
Total, just $86.00! Not bad for a whole new look.
Nest post will be the yardsale chandelier, and there’s a giveaway coming next week so stay tuned!