Meet my new kitchen island!
A friend of mine wasn’t really using the table anymore and asked if I’d be interested in buying it for a project piece. The lovely details on the side sold me. Gorgeous!
I formed a plan to turn it into an island for our kitchen. I picked out paint, vintage casters, and two sets of old brass rod brackets.
The first step was flipping the table over and drilling holes for the casters.
I found the perfect set of vintage casters on Ebay!
Next, I painted the table with Chalkworthy™ Antiquing Paint in Dusty Miller.
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The first coat of paint covered very well. I shared an image on Instagram and was debating whether I needed to paint on a second coat.
I went ahead and painted a second coat just to be sure I had full coverage and then sanded to distress and finished it off with Chalkworthy™ Clear Soft Wax.
The tan wheels and weathered brass looks perfect with the new soft blue/gray paint and pine floor.
On the hunt to find towel bars for each side of the island I found a set of four perfectly aged brass end caps on Etsy!
We stained wood rods and hung them along the length of each side of the table in order to keep the pretty wood details on the sides visible.
So happy to be one step closer to a finished kitchen!
Eventually, we plan to add a tile backsplash and add some open shelves to the wall to the right of the sink. I also have a pretty fabulous pair of chippy painted shutters I want to use to frame out the window.
In other news, a little plant that I’ve somehow managed to keep living in its original plant pot for close to a year, finally got planted in a proper container and found a sunny space on the sink drainboard.
Maybe in another year the kitchen can actually be called complete.
I’ll be sharing one more Chalkworthy™ painted furniture piece this week so make sure to stop in on Friday!
If you missed the Chalkworthy™ Thistle Painted Pie Safe I shared on Monday you can find it here.
Disclosure: Chalkworthy™ approached me to review their new line of antiquing paints. I’m a bit of a paint addict so of course I said yes! They provided the paint for this project. All opinions expressed are my own.