Living with the Kitchen Peninsula

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peninsula makeover Living with the Kitchen Peninsula We moved into our house seven years ago. Said we’d lower the peninsula bar top, and remove a few cabinets.

Of course we’ve done none of that. No time, no money. Same old story.

We may never have the money so I decided to just make do.

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I started by removing the laminate counter top that was way to big for the small space. Simply replaced it with a 6″ wide board and stained it.DSC 0385 Living with the Kitchen Peninsula

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Adding board and batten, especially for a teeny tiny size space like this, is so easy.

No fancy miter cuts or anything. Simple straight cuts.

I started by adding a 4″ wide boards all around the edge of the space. And I just used finishing nails to attach the boards.
kitchen peninsula Living with the Kitchen Peninsula Next part was adding the 3 middle strips. Same thing just a few finishing nails.

Then caulked and filled in any edges or crevices. high top peninsula Living with the Kitchen Peninsula

Two coats of white paint and that’s it!kitchen island board and batten Living with the Kitchen Peninsula Maybe one day we’ll be able to replace the counters and laminate floors but until then I’m just making do.

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

3 thoughts on “Living with the Kitchen Peninsula

  1. Hey! Thank you for the tip. I too have an awkward countertop in the way and needed an idea to make it look better!

    We are remodeling our kitchen on a super tight budget. Have you heard of Giani Granite? We had disgusting Formica counter tops, and no money for butcher block or granite! I found Giani counter kits for $75! It is mineral paints you paint your counters with to look like granite. It came out really well. I’m very pleased. You should give it a try.

    Thanks again, good luck!

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