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8/15/2011

Trimming Out the Peninsula

Back in early May (when we installed our cooktop with the built in down draft) the back side of our peninsula looked like this:

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For the last couple of weeks months it’s looked a little something like this (ugly sheet of unfinished plywood):

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Not exactly the look we were hoping for in the kitchen.

So in the last week or so Craig has been trying to remedy the problem.  First he sanded/painted the plain plywood sheet several times (to try to smooth out the ugly plywood grain).  Then he attached 1 x 6’s to form three squares on the back side of the peninsula.

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Next he attached a decorative molding on the inside of each square to fancy it up a bit.

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Then he filled in all of the holes with wood filler.  After the filler dried he sanded everything down.

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And last, but certainly not least, he primed and painted everything (being careful not to get paint on our new kitchen/family room floors).

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Definitely better than the plain, untreated plywood look!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Wow! What a change! Very impressive!