Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Kitchen Island Finally Finished

Hi, everyone! Hope you're having a great week. We've finally finished a project that we started back in September.  You saw how I painted the kitchen island and re-stained the top and shelf.

You can click here to see that post in case you missed it. 
The island started life in a natural oak color, but I wanted it to match/coordinate with the breakfast room hutch, so Hubby sanded it, and I painted and stained it. The only thing that I didn't do at that time, was add a towel bar.  For the life of me, I'll never know why it didn't come with one. 
After searching around for a while, I finally found one that would work...it had to be small and not stick out too far.

The oak color of the towel bar was almost the same as the stained wood on the island, so all I did was lightly sand the pieces and slapped on a coat of stain to match the top. 
Then, Hubby shortened the bar to the right length and attached it. Ta Da! 

Here it is. Not the most "high end" towel bar, but a much needed one. 
Before now, the only other place we had to hang a towel was on the oven door...not a good thing, because if I forgot to take it off every time I opened the oven door, the towel dragged across the floor...EEEUUU! Ick!

This was an easy and inexpensive project. The towel bar was from Home Depot and cost a whopping $4.82, plus tax, and took about five minutes to install. Now, I'm a happy camper, and no more worrying about towels dragging on the floor.

I'm on my way to visit everyone. 

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It looks great. Nice job.

Sarah said...

Babs, you two did an amazing job on this. That wood finish is perfection.

Ron said...

Great island, Babs! You and the hubs did a fine job.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Babs, I love how your island has turned out and the addition of the towel rail is perfect. Do you keep walking into your kitchen to admire your island....I know I would. Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your island and the towel bar is perfect since it matches the top and shelf. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

Didn't that turn out beautiful and I love that you added the towel bar so inexpensively. Looks like the perfect addition to your kitchen.
Have a good day.

On Crooked Creek said...

I love your island...and adding the towel bar!!!
Babs...you've changed your header...lovely, dear friend! A new look for upstairs downstairs in 2013!I like it!!!

Unknown said...

This looks absolutely lovely!! You guys hit the nail on the head! :)


Maria Elena said...

Your island looks gorgeous! You guys did an excellent job. And the towel bat was just the perfect addition!

the cape on the corner said...

what a great addition to your kitchen! i'm having major island envy.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh my you should be SO proud! It looks great!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Lovely project and so thrifty too. Enjoy and thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

This is a really great idea. Islands should have towel bars.

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Ivy and Elephants said...

Great job! The island looks amazing. I love the white and golden contrast of the oak.

Jodi said...

awesome idea and I don't think you can even tell it was added on. :) it is silly that there wasn't one with it, why do they do that to us?
stopping by from my turn

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I've wanted a towel bar on my island forever! Yours turned out great...it looks like it came that way. :o) How did you like Downton Abbey? I thought it was wonderful. I heard that Matthew might be leaving...I hope not. I rather enjoy him!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Glad your project is complete and it is just perfect. I so like the towel rack at the end. I have hung many a towel on the oven bar.