Tuesday, April 3, 2012

chalk paint kitchen island rescue

So awhile ago my good friend myriah found this island in there back ally way it was in rough shape and ready for the trash man to pick it up :) well she knew i was looking for one to redo and so i picked it up :) it sat in our garage for a while till i could start on it :) 


*i sanded the top down a lot!

 half sanded

*i then wiped off the dirt :) it was gross!!

 *then painted it with the amazing annie sloan chalk paint i put a couple coats on :) didnt want to sand the chipping paint down cause i wanted it to add to the texture lol well and im lazy ha 

*i then put the same steal wool vinegar treatment i did here on top about 3 coats worth.

* then went to town on it with heavy grit sand paper and some using the electric sander :) 

*then i waxed the top to seal it although i think i need to go get pure mineral oil instead and redo to it so we can use it as a actual cutting board :)

it is still bowed a little but i love it anyways :) i also need to get new handles but i just couldn't wait to show it :)
me and my amazing mom carried this heavy thing in side up some stairs and have bruises to show for it :)

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Myriah Grubbs said...

I knew this thing shouldn't go to waste :) You did a great job on it. And I love it in your house.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks amazing! what a difference! and i love the storage it offers.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

It's beautiful. You've just inspired me to re-do my kitchen island! I can't believe you got this for free. What an amazing find!

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

It looks great. I had never heard of the steel wool treatment- I'm over reading that post now. A new follower here and can't wait to go back and read old project posts. Oh and you family photo- is AMAZING.
thanks for sharing, tammy

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a great job you did on the island. Would you share which color of ASCP you used? I am just getting into the paint and am collecting info before I purchase my paint colors. I'm off to read about the vinegar.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Angela Meijer said...

You made it look so beautiful. Going through your blog is even better than going through my stash of home magazines, and believe me I've been stashing them for some time now. You just capture so much joy in your photos of your home, and your beautiful children are contagiously joyful too.

Lana said...

I love it!! It looks so cozy in your kitchen!!

Samara said...

How on earth are you constantly finding such beautiful pieces of furniture?! You're making me super jealous! I'm also mega keen for this Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to reach Aussie shores- it seems to make things so much easier.



EllenaElizabeth said...

A great find there. A lot of work and you have a wonderful addition to your kitchen. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed it.