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Farm Style Kitchen Island

By: Cathie & Steve

Transform an old TV cart into a kitchen island with country style.

At a Glance:

Project #14911 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
  • Home Decor Chalk Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Imperial, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Chalk Paintbrush

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $15.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Sheepskin, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Turquoise, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Stencil Brush Set, Short Handle

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $4.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Stencil Value Packs - Farm Life, 12" x 12"

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $14.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wax - Clear, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Wax Brush

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $19.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

TV cart, Spray cleaner, Rag, Small flat paintbrush, Painters tape, Sandpaper, Wood grain tiles, Tile adhesive, Tile grout, Tiling tools, Wheels, Hooks, Baskets

Instructions

  1. Clean and wipe down the TV cart.
  2. Paint 2-3 coats of Imperial Red. Allow for dry time in between coats. For full coverage use 3 coats. NOTE: we did not paint the trim Imperial Red.
  3. Paint the trim with Sheepskin. This will act as a primer for the Turquoise paint. After the Sheepskin is fully dry, paint two coats of Turquoise paint over the Sheepskin.
  4. Use any stencil design from the stencil pack. We used the gingham checks, eggs and dairy stencils. Tape the stencils in your desired area on the cart. We did the pull-out tray and the door fronts. Load your brush with Sheepskin, tap off any excess paint. Tap or swirl the paint over the stencil until the stencil is covered. Lift the stencil while it is still wet. Allow to dry.
  5. Sand the edges and points of detail to reveal wood underneath.
  6. Apply the Clear Wax to the entire surface of the cart. Use a swirl motion. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
  7. Cut tiles to fit the top of the cart. Attach tiles to the top of the cart using tile adhesive. Let the adhesive dry for 24 hours before grouting. Once dry, grout all the edges and in between the tiles.
  8. Attach any wheels to the bottom, hooks to the sides and add storage baskets.
PROJECT TIP: Wood grain tiles are available at any box home improvement store. If you want a more fun look, tile the top with broken bits of china plates.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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