WOOD WORKING

Pottery Barn Inspired Kitchen Island

A couple of years ago, my mother in law hinted that she wanted Preston to build her a kitchen island. Christmas was right around the corner, so we thought it would be the perfect gift. We started searching for free plans and found several islands we thought would work.

We found some plans from Shanty 2 Chic that we really loved (no surprise there). These ladies are some of my favorite bloggers to follow! You can find the free plans here. As noted in their blog, it was inspired by an island they saw from Pottery Barn.

After the island was built, we sanded it down and decided to paint it with Annie Sloan chalk paint. We bought the drawer handle and the hook from Lowes and Preston found the casters from Harbor Freight. Dave decided to join in on the fun and actually had a piece of granite cut for the island. It was the perfect addition to this project!

It turned out so much better than we could have ever imagined, and I think my mother in law was pleased as well. There were lots of happy tears when we wheeled it in the house on Christmas morning. It is a functional, and beautiful piece and one of my favorite woodworking projects we have done to date.

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