Kitchen island

Posted on November 19, 2014

This island is the most used prep space in our kitchen. More importantly, it acts as a bridge for children and toy cars.

The island has been stained, painted and stripped several times. I cannot decide what I want it to look like. Here is a photo of it raw.


The first go around, I painted it light blue; that was a mistake. *It is a good idea to have a plan in mind before you do labor intensive work.  Ha!  The plan to paint it blue was a good one, however it just didn’t look the way I wanted it to in our current kitchen.  So, instead of redesigning the kitchen, I stripped the island. It took almost as long to sand it than it did to build it.

After stripping down the top I realized how beautiful the wood was natural, so I used the bees wax sealant as a protectant. The base of the island is another story. Here’s what it looks like today.

I’m thinking of whitewashing the entire base so it pops. What do you think?

As always, thanks for reading!