This sideboard I was very lucky to get :-) even before it arrived I knew what I wanted to do with it and that was to make a stylish bespoke kitchen island .
This I thought was an absolutely stunning sideboard , it is Oak and would be great for an island as I could use the top for a cutting board .
I will take the wheels off as it made the height to high and they did not have locks , so the island would slide around if in the center of a kitchen.
now to start .
So I gave it a quick sand and then started painting .
I took the back trim off as i had plans for that .
More painting and also a really good sand on the top .
I painted the inside a lovely duck egg to add a bit of character.
And also to give a bit of color.
I also painted the drawer liners , I just diluted the chalk paint so it adsorbed into the velvet.
I added some vintage handles that I had loads of.
After a good amount of sanding using different grits , I then painted the top with
food safe stain.
This is the brand I used but you might find a different one at your hardware store.
Now the final stages .
I had also flipped the trim and added to the back to give some style and to hang utensils.
and you may also notice I added the cupboard doors to the side , adding them on a slight slant , these now will be knife holders .
Lots of cutting board space.
I use this kitchen island every single day and i would not part with it as I love it.
I entered this island in a DIY up-cycle competition in a local NZ magazine, even though I did not win , I still got a mention and I am happy with that :-)