Monday, August 29, 2011

{Updating The Abode} - Bead Board Kitchen Island Reveal

We've completed the bead board island in the kitchen!
I love it!
It was my number one wish for our dream projects for 2011.
I was inspired by this one.
Here's where we started.
Ugly wood island that looked like plywood.
This is the pine bead board that we used (from Lowes)
There was a lot of measuring and
cutting...
some glueing and
pounding...

and some nailing.

until we had this.
Which was a big improvement already!
Do you agree?
It stayed that way for a few weeks while we did this, this and this.
The hubs did the priming and 
painting (Benjamin Moore Blackberry in Pearl finish)
We took a much needed break that night.
For the corners we used the original corner covers, just painted black to finish it off.
Hubs also painted the outlet cover to match.
Here she is!
We also added bead board to the cabinet ends and painted them as well.

It adds a rich texture to the kitchen (well, I think it does!)
Side by side before and after.
So what do you think?
The whole kitchen was completed for under $100 which includes boards, paint and supplies.
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34 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Heather,
Y'all did an outstanding job on this makeover...love the idea of painting it black...and very NIFTY THRIFTY!

Blessings,
Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks so much better. Y'all did a great job. Nice having a handy man isn't it. Love your chandelier above it, too.

Haverford House said...

Hi Heather,

I love how your island came out ~ it's amazing how much you can do with $100! You've inspired me to do the same to my island - it looks very similar to your "before"! Great job, thanks for sharing! ~Marcy

Jessica said...

Your island looks really good! Love the new look!

Mellodee said...

Perfect! It enhances your kitchen's look 100% Good job.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Heather, it looks fabulous. I totally love it. Makes such a huge difference in the look of the whole kitchen. You did a fabulous job. Hugs, Marty

Kathy said...

It's perfect, I love it! I have been wanting a black island too and this is the incentive to do it! I love your whole kitchen and that chandy is the icing on the cake!

Mel - http://junkinjunky.blogspot.com/ said...

Fantastic Heather!

The contrast is perfect with all of the wood you have in your kitchen. Great idea to also do the cupboard ends.

Lindalou said...

This really turned out great. It does take your kitchen to a whole new level. It is really a WOW project.

The Tablescaper said...

Great makeover!

- The Tablescaper

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

That looks totally awesome Heather. I wanted my hubs to do this too, however our island has cabinets on the other side and it would look awkward.

Cindy said...

What a great transformation!!! Such a GREAT idea!

bj said...

O, gosh...it looks fantastic. What a great job ya'll did. Love it.

Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

I have a peninsula that sticks out & and am gonna do this on it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

The island was nice before, but this really transformed it into a focal point. Great job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! what a difference the beadboard and black paint make! it looks so awesome!!!! a huge step up from builder grade. great job!

Tara said...

That looks awesome! I want to redo my cabinets. Maybe I hint to hubby. LOL

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Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

It looks awesome. Love the black mixed with the brown cabinets. I was thinking of adding beadboard to our island.

Brenda's Blog said...

What a wonderful transformation! GREAT JOB!!! Thanks for sharing, I love it!!! Love your Blog!!!
Brenda in Texas

Deb said...

What a beautiful kitchen! And I absolutely love the light fixture over the island. Where did you find it?

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

@Deb I wish I remembered where I got the light fixture. I ordered it on line about 5 years ago....I will see if I can dig up the receipt!

Lili said...

What a huge difference that makes. Such a gorgeous upgrade and for 100 bucks too! What a great idea that was. ~Lili

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

I love the beadboard, y'all did a great job!
Debbie

Maureen Powers said...

Just happened to come across this and would love to do this to our island! Out of curiosity, were you able to find pine beadboard longer than the height of your island that you could cut down? What I've been able to find is shorter, about 32" long, and my island is 34" tall. This would be my first DIY project. Thanks!

Maureen Powers said...

Just saw this and love the idea! I'm a first time DIY-er. Were you able to find pine beadboard that was longer than the height of your island that you could cut down? I've only been able to find 32" long boards in a package, otherwise I've found the 8' ones.

Thanks!

Rodney Orton said...

Now, that’s what I call a DIY genius! Between the dark beadboard and the plywood-look, who would not choose the first one? You put a certain character with the beadboard, and you just made it even better by choosing that dark color. It matched the stool well and gives off the perfect mood for a night of chilling with wine and music. =)

Regards,
Rodney Orton

"Got A Minute?" said...

Thanks for the great idea and step-by-step pictures!

I think, if we tackle this project, we will add the black beadboard to all the cabinet sides (ie over the sink).

Warmly,
M. Rogier

Darcie Snyder said...

I seldom make comments, but this is an outstanding job and made an impressive upgrade to your kitchen. Well done.

Butch Fertic said...

Look very nice til you put the black on don't care for the black. But that's just me

Bliss said...

Just saw this oldie but a goodie In my Pinterest feed so I thought I'd tell you I love it!

NCnTN said...

Heather your island looks great! I am looking to update my kitchen and noticed your granite and backsplash tile. By chance do you remember the names of each? Thanks!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Oh wow, your island looks great Heather. Love the black with the wood :)

Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, pinning :)

PMac said...

Great island, Now paint the cabinets a lighter color and wow wow. Brand new kitchen. Look great with granite too.

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