Back in early May (when we installed our cooktop with the built in down draft) the back side of our peninsula looked like this:
For the last couple of
weeks months it’s looked a little something like this (ugly sheet of unfinished plywood):
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.
Next he attached a decorative molding on the inside of each square to fancy it up a bit.
Then he filled in all of the holes with wood filler. After the filler dried he sanded everything down.
And last, but certainly not least, he primed and painted everything (being careful not to get paint on our new kitchen/family room floors).
Definitely better than the plain, untreated plywood look!