I’m finally sharing my DIY kitchen island with you today! It’s been done for a few months but I wanted it to be perfect (which it’s not) before I shared it. LOL! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to build a Kitchen Island but not sure how or think it will be too hard, it’s not! I promise ANYONE can build this. Anyone.
How to build a Kitchen Island
DIY Kitchen Island Instructions
First I taped off a general area of where I wanted it and got rough estimates and headed to the Home Depot.
I got these three cabinet boxes and arranged them in the aisle. It was literally the perfect size! I wanted a lot of drawers and these three were so perfect, in stock and inexpensive!
I got home and put them in place. Somehow I carried them each from my car on my own and felt like superwoman. I put 2×4″ screwed into the wooden subfloor and once it was level, I screwed the cabinet bases into the 2×4. Next, I used shims to make the boxes square.
After everything was square and solid, I used 1/2″ MDF around the perimeter of the boxes to close them in.
Then I started the trim work. I used baseboard moulding that I had on hand and ripped 1/4″ MDF board into 4″ strips and nailed them on to cover the seams. I love it because it matches the wainscoting I did in the dining room which you can see from the island.
My other kitchen cabinets had beadboard inlays on the cabinet doors so I added the beadboard into the two cupboard doors.
Next, I caulked and filled all the gaps and nail holes.
I painted the whole thing white and it was done!!! ….until I changed my mind. I ended up painting the whole island navy and I’m OBSESSED with how it turned out. I used the 1/2″ melamine board as a countertop until our countertops got installed and it worked fine.
After they were installed I was even more in love with it! I love it so much and it cost less than $500 and was very, very easy DIY kitchen island!
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a kitchen island, give it a try! It is an easy DIY project. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the progress on my home renovation! We are moving right along and I am loving every inch so far!
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