I confess, I cheated at Lowe's.
Not with a man, but in the lumber area. :)
I have been thinking that my island looks a little rough; thats not the look I wanted..
This started out as a thrift store cabinet( it is a Kraftsmaid though, cost 24.99)
You can see the whole kitchen redo HERE.
Anyways, back to my story.
We used a thin wood known as lauan (it is also used as an underlayment) on the sides since they were all open.
The stain went on darker than the stain used on the cabinets( even though the salesman at Lowe's said it was the same wood AND we had same application time).
Every time I looked at it, I knew I wanted to do something more with it.
Went to Lowe's to look at corbels.
My thinking was they would make it more the center of the room and look more finished.
Well, corbels are not cheap!!
kept looking at them and looking.....
then headed to the lumber dept. ..........
well, lumber was cheaper, alot cheaper!!!!
but SO( significant other) said we didn't have a template to make our own corbels
the light bulb came on (or off) in my head.
I told him to head back to the other dept. and grab me one of them corbels; while I grabbed up a 2x8x6 board.
Of course, I didn't have a pen in my purse. :(
I headed to the closest counter ; SO is looking horrified- he knows what I am going to do. lol
The wonderful, cute, cashier handed me a pen and I drew a template of the corbel ON TO the piece of wood that I was going to buy(he even told me it was good idea).
We took the template corbel back to its area and paid for our piece of wood.
Original corbel 15.00 EACH (I needed six). Total would be 90.00!!!
My cost for piece of wood to make my own - $6.51 !!!!
Brought it home. Cut out the one I drew in the store and then used it as a template to make the rest.
sanded, primed and attached to island.
All painted and distressed. I love the look!!!!!
view from the couch
I think it was worth cheating.........................