Kithchen of the Blue Island

June 27th, 2012 in blog     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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An island is a good thing...especially when it is a salvage project.
And a BLUE island is even better. I mixed the color from a bunch of samples I bought at a yard sale and the aged it with a watered down black stain.
This is what it looked like when I fell in love with they say, love is blind.
The top was a mess, a beautiful mess.
This is a sample of the counter top material I bought home to see if I liked it, and I did but I knew I wanted to paint it.
And so I did. Paint it.
The blue color is fabulous!
An island is a good thing...especially when it is a salvage project.

An island is a good thing...especially when it is a salvage project.

I found this old cabinet at a junk shop in town the guy said it came from a really old bar (that smelled true). It was pretty beat up but just the right size. I snatched it up for $180.00 and took it home to live with it for a while...after a good cleaning. It fit perfectly in the kitchen but I couldn't decide what look I wanted and what kind of a top. This was a big decision to make. I found some old wood that would have been great but when I saw this salvaged counter top material. the decision was made. The is a manmade product that we think came out of an old school lab or something. It was big and had sink holes cut into it. And it is HEAVY. I loved the facts that is wasn't shiny and that is was free. We cut it to size with a slight overhang in the back so I can pull up the bench behind it and have dinner. As you can see it took me a few weeks...notice the ever changing bouquet.

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Comments (9)

DonaldHarris writes: It looks amazing. The color of countertop is really beautiful. Posted: 10:31 pm on February 15th
ReMadeIt writes: What a transformation! Posted: 9:58 am on October 14th
seaglassqueen writes: Love the blue color. You really redid this piece and gave it a lot of character. yeah. Posted: 4:08 pm on July 12th
harryclinton writes: It still looks new. The Affordable Kitchen Cabinets color is awesome. Posted: 2:32 am on July 5th
sassycass writes: This turned out really neat! I'm just loving the color - nice find. Posted: 6:59 pm on June 28th
annebell writes: Love isn't blind to potential! What a great piece! The blue is just perfect for it. Posted: 12:28 pm on June 28th
shabbychick writes: this. The blue is fabulous, and I love the aged look - what an inspiring project!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 8:16 am on June 27th
Junkpony writes: I agree with Ms. W... this is beautiful. Love the color! Posted: 12:28 pm on June 26th
suewhitney writes: This is beautiful, Miss Geo! We've missed your smiling face around here!

Take care my friend,
Sue Posted: 12:11 pm on June 26th
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