Monday, January 28, 2013

Making a sideboard/buffet from a kitchen peninsula

Years ago this was our kitchen. 
Stained cabinets (which my father made) with a peninsula.

Over the years I changed the doors, added wallpaper,

and painted the cabinets.
 This really brighten it up but I still wanted a more opened space so we chopped off the peninsula.
 I even painted my countertops.

 Finally we got granite countertops. Looove them!
Took the doors off the cabinets(which I love also) and
added a garden window which expanded the space out.

Another view without the peninsula.
Want to know what we did with the part we took off? 

I turned it into an island. 
I used it in the kitchen for many years. Of course it was many colors.
But this was the only picture I could find of one of the makeovers. 
It gave us lots of storage. But if you know me you know I like to change things around. 

Finally it has become a sideboard/buffet in our dining room.
 I added a piece across the back with some filigree for interest. 
I added bamboo molding around the doors and drawers and bought new hardware.
 Of course I painted it a different color. I also added stair spindles on the sides at the front.
 It's a great accent piece and still very useful. 
It works great for serving buffet style at family dinners and parties.

It has come to be known as
"The Green Gecko".

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand and say to you:
Do not fear, I will help you.

Isaiah 41:13


  1. I so enjoy seeing before and after pictures of a project. Your kitchen came out beautiful and I love the repurpose of the island so well done. What a beautiful open result you have. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  2. LOVE THIS! In fact, we chose to feature this post on Mostly Homemade Mondays this week. Check back on Monday to grab the I've Been Featured button. We'll be sharing this on all of the host's blogs, and pinning it to our group Pinterest board. Congrats!


  3. Green Gecko is beautiful. Thanks for the before and after pictures. I, too, have a peninsula. For years I have asked my husband to get rid of it. You are so inspiring. I love how you paired Green Gecko with the poppy picture. Just lovely. I saw your link at Power of Paint Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Hope your husband will be inspired also and move your peninsula for you. Good luck and God Bless.

  4. So pretty. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Very nice! Love being able to find new life for things. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

  6. What a great conversion! The green is fantastic - love it!