We finally tackled the kitchen peninsula. While I was visiting Eric's moms house with the boys a few weeks ago, I really loved having an eat in kitchen. Last weekend we did it! You'll see below the before pictures, during and after shots. We haven't had a chance to do the finishes on the cabinet yet. We are going to paint the bottom cabinet some undetermined color and add a back and sides of some undetermined material :). Still to be decided. The cabinet was purchased at Home Depot from their unfinished stock cabinets and the top is made from hardwood oak flooring.
|Before pic. The tape on the floor is the outline of the cabinet and countertop. We lived with it on the floor for a few days to see how we liked or disliked the flow of the kitchen with the potential peninsula.|
|Here I am securing the stock cabinet to the 2x4s that were sunk into the floor underneath.|
|Eric assembled our new table saw!|
|Here it is, assembled and getting stained. We chose a medium stain with a warm red base called Red Oak - Minwax. I love the contrast of the warm wood against the stainless steel and slate tiles. |
Note the angled corners which were Eric's idea.
|All finished waiting for the stain to dry so we can protect it with poly.|
We are scouring Craig's List right now for countertop stools. We are going to do 2 saddle seat stools for the front and the inside and 2 high back stools that the booster chairs can fit into for the far side where the boys can sit.
We can't wait to use it!