Fancier Simple Kitchen Island

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About This Project

pine and plywood

A friend of mine was looking for extra counter space, and asked me to build a kitchen island, but with a few modifications. He wanted space on the end to slide two stools, so I used fewer slats. After I finished the build and the first coat of paint, he decided it was 3" too short. So, I got creative and used some stair spindles to create decorative feet! I'm actually really glad for the mix-up, because the feet give it so much character. I layered on the paint by starting with a coat of plum, then a coat of cherry, and followed it up with a glaze mix with oak stain. Then three coats of spray on poly and it was done.

Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Estimated Time Investment: 
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used: 
one coat plum paint, one coat cherry paint, stain glaze and 3 coats of spray on polycrylic
Estimated Cost: 
$38

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