Updating kitchen island

28 Jan

I went with black because I wanted to coordinate with my kitchen table which is cherry wood with black chairs.

The first time around, I simply painted my island with glossy black paint and replaced the white outlet covers with satin nickel ones.

Andie – You aren’t the first to ask about my kitchen rug. The finished result looks incredibly professional and you are so right that this tone of oak is just fine! I love how you used a combination of pre-fabricated and custom built. If you folks ever want to write a guest post on our site just let me know. When I look online I have only found the width at 25 5/8″…yours looks much wider. I am using a butcher block table it bought off Craigslist for 0.

Popping over from our e-course to say hello and browse all the great new blogs and sites. I’d love to add an island to our kitchen but wondering about sizing/scale.

Fellow BYWer, Lisa ( reply )Love your creativity and design aesthetic, Dana!

I got it from Ballard Designs and wrote a more detailed post about it here: We absolutely love it! I suffered from the same wall of orange oak cabinets (now painted white). Our current island top is right at 26″ so I’m not sure how this would work.

My only question is how wide is the slab you purchased from Ikea? (just so i know how big i can make the actual island without being too cramped…) thanks! Would you mind copying/pasting the link into a reply for me, please? The ones I did find on the site appeared to have particle board in them and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to cut it down to fit my piece. :) ( reply ) I am about to do the same thing to my island.