Kitchen Island Update

Happy Monday everyone!  So I finally finished a project that has been in the works for awhile! 
A few months after we moved into our house, I added a few things to the kitchen.  Since then my mom has wanted the same thing in her kitchen, and I'm happy to report that we finished!
I will start with a quick explanation of what we did to OUR kitchen first:
Ok, I added a bead board backsplash.  

Then I liked it so much I wanted bead board on the island:

For the island I used bead board wallpaper, and painted it blue to give my kitchen a pop of color!

Now, on to my parent's kitchen!  
My dad is very conservative and it took me many weeks to finally convince him to let me do what we did!  He didn't want us using an accent color, and he didn't want us to paint ALL the cabinets...just the island.  So we respected his wishes! 
This is what their island looked like before:

First, we added bead board to the sides and back of the island, along with trim around the bottom (there was nothing before....ugly!)  We used the pre-cut packs of bead board from Home Depot.  To put it up, we used small nails, but also liquid nails for extra reinforcement.

Before we painted, I took the cabinet doors and drawer faces off and sanded them down.  I then applied a primer.  I used a semi gloss white latex paint.

Here's the back:
SO pretty, don't you think?!  It definitely brightened up their kitchen!

 Then we moved on to the backsplash.  We also continued it across the wall, and finished with chair rail trim.  We painted it white to match the island, then painted above it with 
Martha Stewart's Spanish Moss

My mom loves it, and even my dad was pleased.....which makes me happy (considering I was the one that pressured him into it! haha)
Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. Great updates! I love beadboard!

    Thanks for sharing at the Remodelaholic weekend party!

    Lorene and Cassity from Remodelaholic

  2. I am just finishing up an island update of my own. Both of your islands turned out beautifully and I love the chair rail you used to cap it off. I saw you on Thrifty Décor Chic


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