Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Handmade Farmhouse Kitchen Island


Many moons ago, I tried my hand at making a piece of furniture... a kitchen island, for my miniature farmhouse kitchen. It turned out 'ok', but wasn't square, and the more I looked at it, the less I like it. So I put it away and ordered a new island. However, my girls still preferred my crooked little rookie creation. Reluctantly, I pulled it back out recently and worked on it a bit more. I was able to level it up, put a new top on it, and repaint it red for a whole new look. I think I really like it now!

I've mentioned before that this island design was based on my own kitchen island which is made of old house parts, including a tin-ceiling front. :)

{I made a little toolbox for the tools... still have to paint it!)



I wanted the new 'old' island top to look as if it were made of old barnwood... this look was achieved by wiping on and off a little burnt umber and white acrylic paint and then sanding....






I think the little handmade island will be a charming addition to our little house and I'm so glad my girls persuaded me to give it a second chance!

Until next time!

15 comments:

  1. I love it! So many great details...especially the tin and the barn wood.

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  2. This island is superb! I don't know how you could have thought otherwise. It is stunning. I can't believe you made this all by yourself. Wow!
    hugs,
    Caroline

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  3. Ficou lindo e as ferramentas estão perfitas.

    maniatura-carla.blogspot.com

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  4. I LOVE it!!! This island came out so incredible and looks "vintage". I love the tin ceiling part on the side!!! It looks so good!

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  5. It is wonderful....and even more so for a first attempt. You have a knack for this :-)

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  6. Thank you, everyone! It took me a while to get started and to find time for this wonderful new hobby, but now it seems like the more I do, the more I *need* to do...it's becoming addictive!

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  7. I love the kitchen island! I think it is perfect. Could you make me one? ;)

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  8. Hi!! Love the work,amazing details!!! Miniregards from sunny Spain,Sonia.

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  9. I like your kitchen island very much. Sometimes al it needs is a little more work...
    Miniature greetings

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  10. Kim,

    For some reason I didn't get notice when you posted on this blog back in June. My comment may be late but the sentiment is not. You are the most creative and inspiring person I know. The miniature duplicate of your beautiful kitchen island is precious. Perhaps you should consider adding miniatures to your shop!

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  11. I'm your newest follower and I'd love to invite you to come and visit and follow me. I love your minis... thanks for sharing. xoso Sandy

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  12. This is exquisite. I wish I had a big one just like it in my kitchen. You are so talented!

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