Tuesday, December 31, 2013

From Kitchen Peninsula to a Buffet

For you viewing pleasure, 
I thought I'd repost a change we did a while back.

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 soooo...
 We chopped off the peninsula!
 I even painted my countertops.

 Finally we got granite countertops. Looove them!
I also took the doors off of my cabinets.
I did this even before it was popular!
I love the cabinets without the doors.

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 buffet/sideboard 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.

We call it the Gecko!
It's a fun piece.

"I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the First and the Last, 
the Beginning and the End."
Revelation 22:13


  1. Wow, so many changes over the years. I admire your courage. I love your white cabinets; I'd love to do that to my cupboards as well. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.

  2. Gecko looks great! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  3. That before was the ugliest piece I think I’ve ever seen. You managed to transform it to a thing of beauty!! Seriously. GREAT job

  4. Love the "Gecko"! What a great makeover.

  5. OH MAY, what a difference That is incredible how things have changed there...! Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT sunday linky party. A new party will open again today and I sure hope you'll join us again. ~ Rose, http://www.FineCraftGuild.com