Hey guys welcome back to the channel for thoseof you who don’t know me, i’m glenda chavez andi am standing in the soon to be diy kitchenisland. Now i wanted to build a kitchen. Islandthat was both functional and cost effective tothe space? This is actually video. One of a twopart video series, where i’m going to be makingover this kitchen.
So if you want to learn how toadd a kitchen island to your space on a budgetlet’s go ahead and get started, i started byremoving the touch out of the way to try and geta. Better visual of the space, i’m not keeping thiscabinet, but it just hasn’t sold if you missedthat furniture, makeover i’ll, have a link foryou down in the description. But let me know if ishould try to redo it once more to see if it sells once the space was cleared. I movedon to measuring and taping off whati believe to be a good size island for my kitchen. Now there are so many options when it comes toprefabricated, unfinished cabinets, so you couldcustomize this to fit your kitchen and needsyou can also use wall cabinets, not just basecabinets as well.
I will actually be usingwall cabinets for a built-in entertainmentcenter. I have planned for the upcomingnew year. So be sure to stay tuned for thati chose to go with a basic base. Cabinetthat came with four doors and two drawersthank you. I measured and cut 1 by 4 primed pineboards for the bottom baseboards andsecured them to the cabinet.
With some brad nails, i used 1×3 quarter inch poplar boards, totrim the rest of the cabinet out and attachthem with liquid nails, beforesecuring them with brad nails. I then measured and ripped down some beadboardpaneling to go right in the center of each sidenow. You can have this pre-cut at yourlocal hardware stores some places willusually, do it for you. If you come with yourmeasurements and let them know what size you need to make sure that the paintfinish would be as flawlessas possible. I went in and caulked all of the seams for the nail holes i used dab premium, wood, filleri removed the doors and drawer frontsto prepare for the painting process.
I first primed with kills 2 formula with afoam roller on all of the raw woodincluding, the beadboard paneling. I wanted to make sure that the doorshad as smooth of a finish as possibleso, i set them all outside and spraythem. Instead of using a foam rollerif, you don’t have a sprayer using a foam. Rollerin combination with a good synthetic brushshould be good enough, but the finish won’tbe as smooth as compared to being sprayed. If i was doing a lighter color, i would havedefinitely added two coats, but because i amusing a black color for this island ifelt, one coat of primer was good, enoughthe, color and paint.
I am usingis limousine leather by bearin, their cabinet and trim collection. It is awater-based. Enamel that acts as an oil-based paint. I ended up having to do three coats on thebase cabinet and two coats on the doors. It was time to tackle the butcher block countertopafter, placing it on the cabinets.
I couldn’t decideon whether to cut back some of the overhang or noti asked you guys over on instagram and 86 percentof y’all said for me to cut it back. Howeverthere was a couple of y’all who suggested ileave it, as is to as not regret it later onand. If down the line, i still didn’t love itthen. I should go ahead and cut it back then so idecided to leave the butcher block, as is for now after my manager, helped me clean up. We would havefilled a small imperfection on the countertops as we waited on that to dry i wentahead and drilled.
My hardware hoseand installed the new hardware fora. Nice contrast, i went with gold. As you can see. I tested several stainsoutside on the underside before bringingthe countertop inside. I asked you guys tohelp me decide on which one looked bestas i was torn between two colors in the end, yourvotes came in super close, but 52 percent of y’allvoted for the natural colorso.
That’S what i went with. I sealed the countertop with very thinoil based polyurethane in a satin. Finishthere are several options for finishingand: sealing butcher block countertopsincluding food, safe options. I decided onthe oil-based poly for the best durabilityafter applying two coats andsanding in between. I was done.
Let’S remember what we started with and what we created don’t forget to stay tuned, as i tacklethe rest of this kitchen makeover getsubscribed. So you don’t miss out andturn on your post notification belli. Hope you found this video helpful and realizethat. If i can create something beautiful, fromsomething ordinary, then you can too. I love, youall, be kind and i’ll see y’all next week, bye