If yours is anything like mine, the kitchen is the social-hub of the house; especially the kitchen island. It’s that inviting space where we all gather around over a glass of wine and make plans, laugh at each other’s stories, and talk about our days—or in our case weeks since I don’t get to see my kids as often as I used too—while sharing the common task of preparing dinner. And there is no more special time to be in the kitchen together than the holidays.
Every year we host family and friends for Christmas dinner. While some folks get stressed out at the thought, I absolutely love entertaining and sharing my kitchen space with crowds of people. Of course, a couple of years ago that wasn’t the case when we moved into a new house that had an outdated kitchen island. I won’t go so far as to say it was hideous, but it was just plain boring—very similar to this island below. You know what I’m talking about—early 90’s, light stain, white laminate countertop, no character. So with just days to spare, and some prefinished moulding and wainscot from Inteplast Building Products, you can quickly and easily handle a kitchen island makeover before the family ascends.
Using prefinished, Crystal White moulding, which can be painted any color you wish using an interior latex paint, and some PVC wainscot, which can also be painted with acrylic or urethane-based latex exterior or interior paint, you can painlessly transform your kitchen island into a holiday show stopper. Here are the numbers key notes to help you visualize how easy this makeover is.
1 – 292 Cap in Crystal White
2 – PVC Wainscot
3 – 620 Base in Crystal White
4 – 107 Quarter Round in Crystal White
Kitchen Island transformations are such an inexpensive, easy makeover that can simply add charm and character to your kitchen. There are some really great seasoned DIYers out there on the web who’ve done some amazing island transformations. Check out Shaunna’s kitchen island makeover at Tempting Thyme blog as she goes through the process.
One of my inspirational go-to sites is Houzz.com. I can spend hours on there before I start any project. They have a ton of photos and suggestions for kitchen island makeovers here.
For those DIYers out there who like to think outside of the box, you can’t forget Pinterest. Check out these DIY island gems.
Well, happy islanding and happy Holidays. I’m Jen, thanks for reading!