Thanks for all the love on my boy’s room – you guys are awesome! It was super fun to do but now I’m glad to get back to working on the rest of the house. Sometimes you need a good break to rev up the motivation, you know? We’ve been working like maniacs to make some progress on the flooring, kitchen, living room and lots of other random stuff so we aren’t living in a construction zone forever (a girl can dream…). One little area we finished that has made a big difference is our island.
When we abandoned the kitchen a month or two ago, we left it with the back of the island unfinished.
Finishing the island was pretty straightforward. We added a 1/4″ thick panel to the entire back of the island and then framed it out with pre-primed pine boards. Then after some caulk and paint, it looks like a real island instead of some super-hokey, cobbled together wood beast in the middle of the kitchen.
Next we added some stools. Classics. We got the gunmetal finish so they are nice and shiny.
The kids’ favorite spot to eat for sure is at the island and these stools are so easy for them to climb (maybe too easy – lots of on and offs at mealtime). I used felt pads to protect the floors but after they came off a thousand times, whipped out some epoxy to adhere the felt pads to the bottom of the stools. Now they are perfect.
Since finishing the island, we also got our pendants installed, so the lighting in the kitchen is officially done. You can see a pic of the pendants here, but the install is a story for another day. We’ve also been pounding out lots of new flooring, literally.
The floors used to stop at the edge of the island but we’ve moved onto the dining room, entry, and living room – progress!
Hope you guys have a great week - cheers!