Hey friends! We are still recovering from winter storm Jonas, how about you? Today, I wanted to show you some progress we have made in our kitchen. We installed new island legs on our island! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some progress pictures. We completed this project during the week between Christmas and New Years. Today I will show you how we installed them. We are no furniture DIY pros, let me just tell you that up front. This is how we got it done, and although it might not be perfect, it is very sturdy, and it looks great! I can’t wait for the next step of this makeover, which will be adding a slightly larger rustic wood top. Let me start by showing you the before of the kitchen island. Well, this was actually after phase one of this makeover. I had painted it white. You can read all about how we painted it here.
Loctite Wood Adhesive
So we did add some corner brackets between the island top and the table legs to make sure that they were completely stable. You can see in the next two pictures how we added shims between the legs and the top of the bar to level it out.
And that, my friends, is how we installed legs to our island! We had some hours of frustration trying to get the legs level on all four sides. That was the hardest part for some reason. It took hours for that. and this was our first time ever attempting a project of this sort. Someone who has carpentry skills may not have done it this way. But this is the way we found that worked for us at our level of skills. And the island feels very solid and sturdy, so I am calling it a win. Are there any questions that I have not answered? If there is anything you want to know, just ask away in the comments. I promise to answer every one. We are hoping to get the top on this island before the year is out, but for right now, we have moved back into the master bathroom to work. But I will be sure to share when we start working on the island again. So stay tuned! Have a great Tuesday!