DIY Painted Kitchen Island

Been in the new Pennsylvania house for 6 days. I can’t stand all the wood on wood tones so I’m tackling the island to break it up.

The first step is to clean and degrease the surface.

I like TSP on a rag- you can find it at any hardware store.

Remove any outlets and hardware. Then tape off along the floor and underside of the countertop.

I used Kilz for my primer.

I removed the drawers, doors and hardware. Use a sheer coat of primer.

For the island I used Valspar Cabinet and Furniture paint from Lowe’s. It goes on thin so you have to keep watching for drips. The bonus is that it doesn’t show brush marks and a brush really works best.

It ended up taking one coat of primer and 3 coats of paint. When I paint the rest of the kitchen cabinets I’m going to prime them 2 or even 3 times first!

Can’t wait to finish the WHOLE kitchen. It will be so much brighter.

If you are thinking about painting cabinets the island is a great place to start❤️

Happy painting~ Kristen

About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

Making our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so it is unique. Every detail in this home is aimed at creating our FOREVER home. I've worked on many of my homes and clients homes so theres plenty of inspirational for all home styles here!

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