This is where we left off way back in March - (you can read that post here)
In April, our next step was to build the island. We had the tall cabinet that held the old oven/microwave that we were going to reconfigure for the island, and we thought we would just add it beside the cabinet that we were currently using, but it made it too long. So we had to rethink it.. We moved this cabinet back to be a part of the island...
...and we took the top of the old tall cabinet to use beside it...
Hubby did a lot of carpentry work on it to make it the right size. We lined them up where we wanted them to mark the floor...then had to cut away the tile floor from under where the island would permanently live - our old island had never been secured to the floor. This one would be.
I helped by holding the shop vac while he cut. I had on a hoodie because the little chips of tile were flying! I really could have put on long pants too, but that would make too much sense.. Hubs could care less if he gets hit by flying tile chips!
Asked my son to take the pictures.. found this on the camera later - haha :)
He put plywood in the inset and shimmed and got them all level and perfect - note, that is same cabinet from above the old oven! He reconfigured it for a floor cabinet. That is what really amazes me most about this renovation - he has reused so much from the old kitchen!
The apron that we took off the cabinets that was over the kitchen window has provided much of the wood for these "new" cabinets - so glad we kept it!
He also took the bottom of that old cabinet, made the drawer smaller, and reworked it for a future new microwave. That's the piece that will go to the right of the stove.
He made shelves from a sheet of plywood to hold my pots and pans, and cut the rest for a temporary top for the island. We put the cabinet next to the stove. I sanded and painted the island top and we called it a day!
If you follow me on Instagram I'm sure you've seen that a LOT more has happened in the kitchen - I will get the next post up as soon as possible (maybe tomorrow..??) but until then I can mark one more thing off the list, and that always make me happy!
Add stainless steel back splash behind stove w/small shelf
New sink (apron front?) & faucet
Install new subway tile backsplash
New counter tops
New hardwood floors throughout kitchen/family room
Next up: building out the island and removing the ugly green laminate black splash! Thanks for reading and following along! (EDIT: You can read part Four here!)
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