Thursday, January 28, 2010

The island is complete

The doors are hung , the knobs are on , it is a beautiful functional furniture style island. It took just about a week to complete .

When the guys left the house the other day we took the box off the butcher block and the two of us laid it in place , that must weight 200 lbs , no joke , but when there is a will there is a way.
Now the stools that were purchased for a steal in the want ads of Kijiji 4 for $50.00 need to be taken down about 2-3 inches , has anyone done this keeping the angle correct, we are having a hard time getting it going , can't use the miter saw , jig saw blade is too short , hand saw seems risky , any one have a how to for this one .


18 comments:

Missy in Texas said...

Wow, that island turned out awesome. I am so jealous. We all need a "Chris" in our lives to help us out with these projects that seem so overwhelming. Wish you lived near me!

Jenna said...

GORGEOUS! What more can be said?
I have no idea about the stools...but I'll be looking to learn from your experience! I know you'll figure it out. ;)

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

It is absolutely beautiful. I love the finish. Congratulations girls!

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Pretty! Can't believe I like this version even better than the original. Great inspiration as always, Chris!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Looks great! It amazes me how quickly you get through all of these projects.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

No how to, sorry, but the island looks amazing. A professional looking job.

The Other Me (is sane) said...

I cut down legs on a table by sawing the legs with a reciprocating saw (mine's from Sears, about $50 on sale). The trick is to buy some sliding caps from HD or Lowes and pound them into the bottom of the legs. Some sliding caps have levelers like your washing machine so if you're a little off you can adjust.

doverhome said...

Beautifully done. It tuned out looking quick professional.

heyruthie said...

wow. i love it. i was just on someone's blog this week, who cut down their bar stools....i'm going to try to find it for you. this looks great. can you come build me one in Virginia *grin*? P.S. where did she buy the hanging lantern over the island. it's beautiful.

heyruthie said...

OK--another question that came to mind! how long (lengthwise) can you buy the IKEA countertops? i have a family of 6, and although i don't want us all to be able to sit at it, i'd like to get most of us seated on 1 side, since the other side of my "island" would have to be up against a wall. can that be done? what do you think? (it's because my kitchen is really long and narrow, and has 1 balnk wall. think of it like a galley, but with "stuff" only on 1 side. does that make sense?)

Jamie said...

The island looks amazing!
We shortened a couple of stools last year, we used a skill saw. Worked perfectly.

The G Fam said...

Simply gorgeous!

Restyled Home said...

You girls are brilliant!!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Is this really made out of MDF??? This looks fantastic!

Laila said...

Beautiful Island!!
I see a picture on the right of a headboard you buildt. I'm making one now, and have a problem getting the buttons as tightly fastened as I want. Any hot tips?

laila_r74@hotmail.com

Just Beachy said...

I am not sure what lengths the ikea counter tops come in , they come in two widths , 25 standard counter depth and 39 deep island size, and they come in different lengths ,
it is really MDF , lots of MDF
the lantern is from Home depot

Blessed Mama said...

It looks amazing! Doesn't it feel good to get it crossed off the list. Again, your projects are inspiring. Have a blessed day!

DustyLu Interiors said...

Love your blog glad I found it..off to browse..lulu