Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Butcher Block Kitchen Island

I picked this beautiful solid pine sideboard up on Friday. By absolute serendipity, I came from the flea market on Sunday with the most amazing slab of solid maple butcher block that just happened to fit the sideboard perfectly.
      I added a paneled solid pine backboard to the island, so it can be used from all four sides, swapped out the hardware, painted it a soft toffee cream color finished with a dark wax, and added the butcher block. The block is vintage but didn't appear to have ever been used- not a single scratch on it. I sanded it down to give it a nice fresh start and then cured it with butcher block conditioner (which is a mix of food safe mineral oil and beeswax).




  1. Wow, another awesome furniture makeover Kate! Such a pretty kitchen island. How lucky to find vintage butcher block in excellent shape - now that's a score!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  2. This is beautiful! I'm actually looking for a slab of butcher block just like this one. Do you mind sharing which flea market you found it at? Thanks!

  3. What a great job. I can just imagine all the things it will hold.