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September 8, 2015

IKEA Butcher Block Island Update

Hi guys, I hope September has been kind to you so far.

Fall is definitely in the air here in the Canadian Prairies and would you believe they had SNOW in the mountains over the weekend. This cool weather has me thinking about root vegetables, homemade apple pie, and steaming pots of stew. What better way to prepare them than on a Butcher Block Island.

I picked this small IKEA Butcher Block Island up for a song at a local online auction a few weeks ago.  Other than in need of a good cleaning, it was in good shape but lacked charm.

IKEA Butcher Block Island After an update

This is what it looked like when I got it...

IKEA Butcher Block Island Before

The first thing I did was remove all the wooden slates on the shelves and gave them a light sanding with a mouse sander.  Then they got a refresh with Hemp Oil *(affiliate link) to bring back the lustre in the wood.

IKEA Butcher Block Island shelf slats refreshed with Hemp Oil

I did the same thing to the top.  Hemp Oil is a food safe product which is perfect on butcher block counters, cutting boards, and wooden spoons.  It worked beautifully to restore the lustre on this butcher block island!

IKEA Butcher Block Island Top refreshed with hemp oil

To add some rustic charm, I simply dry brushed Country Chic Chalk Paint in the color...wait for it... Rustic Charm.

IKEA Island painted with Rustic Charm chalk paint

I love how you can see the wood underneath.  Rustic Charm pairs beautifully with light colored wood. I applied hemp oil over the paint as well to protect the finish.

IKEA Butcher Block Island with bronze hooks

I picked up a couple of bronze hooks *(affiliate link) for hanging dish towels or oven mitts.

I staged the island with dish towels *(affiliate link) because there was no way in H E double hockey sticks you guys were going to see my well used stained, torn and tatty oven mitts.  

IKEA Butcher Block island painted and oiled update

IKEA Butcher Block Island close up after update

I like how the wheels offer portability to the island.

IKEA Butcher Block Island with wheels

I'm quite pleased with how much character this simple island has now.

IKEA Butcher Block Island Update AFTER

You guys here me whine in almost every furniture makeover post that I have a hard time letting these pieces go.  This one is no exception.

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IKEA Butcher Block Island Update after

For years, I've wanted one of these but we added a stationery island to our kitchen and so there is no room in the inn for this one.

Those of you who have been following my blog for some time now might remember the Fall Harvest Sign I made last year.

DIY Fall Harvest Sign

I best end this post here because now I have a date with my crockpot.

I shared this project at the following LINK PARTIES

A BIG thank you to the following for featuring this project...


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