Kitchen Island Makeover
Want to take your builder grade kitchen to the next level, without a lot of time and expense? Try this simple DIY kitchen island makeover for big change - even if you're a beginner to DIY!
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Tools You Will Need
– miter saw – mini crowbar – nail puller (or pliers) – measuring tape – hammer and nail set or finish nailer – plastic putty knife – caulk gun – palm sander – paint and paint supplies
Step 1: Remove the existing trim.
Use a mini crowbar and pliers to remove trim and nails from the island.
Step 2: Clean and sand
Degrease, sand, and wipe down all the surfaces of the island.
Step 3: Cut and attach trim
Use a miter saw to cut the new trim and attach it to the front and sides of the island.
Step 4: Caulk the seams
Use caulk in the seams for a more finished look.
Step 5: Prime and paint
Prime and paint the island. I recommend a durable paint like Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Enamel
Step 6: Add a butcher block top
Remove the existing countertop and replace with butcher block.