I finally settled on an island!! I have tried everything from a real island to, repurposed dressers. I just wasn’t happy with them and rarely used them. I wanted something more functional. Something that I could really work on, when I cook. So, we decided to DIY it. “We” meaning, The Mister doing the hammering. Yes, I can hammer but, I have an awesome hubby who loves doing it, so, have at it hunny, is what I say lol.
Here is the finished project…
I wanted it to have a farm table feel/look so, we just used 2×4’s to construct it.
I didn’t want the cracks between boards on top so, I opted to buy the Craft Master’s Lodgepole Pine, from Lowes. It’s less than $20
then, give it a barnwood effect, using Old Town Paints, Cottage White to paint it first. Then, I went over the paint with their Antique Glaze & Rustoleums, Dark Walnut Stain. My next step, I dry brushed more paint & stain, just rotating until I was happy with the look. This was on the bottom. For the top, I just stained it with The Dark Walnut & then diluted the Cottage White paint, with water (25% paint 75% water) and did a white wash over the stain, using a wet cloth to wipe it off as soon as I brushed it on. I did so until I was happy with the results here, also. I always recommend experimenting on a scrap board to make sure you can achieve your desired look, before you start.
Also, I have swivel wheels to add. I got the ones with white rubber, so there is no black marks left on the floor. Also, if you try this, you’ll want two of the wheels to be locking wheels. Wouldn’t want those taters to roll away lol. I can also roll it anywhere I want to set and do crafts.
I’m pretty happy with this one and will get a lot of use from it.
Have a Blessed Day & Thank You for Visiting ~ Dawn