Sunday, October 8, 2017

Kitchen Island Makeover (Sort Of)

french country kitchen-builder grade-farmhouse kitchen island makeover-from my front porch to yours
The last I left y'all I was trying to decide how we wanted to build out our kitchen island. The exact design is still up in the air but the one thing I did know was that I wanted to find a temporary solution to dress it up before the holidays arrive.
farmhouse kitchen island makeover-french farmhouse-skirted island-from my front porch to yours
I ordered 7 yards of ticking stripe fabric and installed some skinny curtain rods to the island.
DIY Skirted Kitchen Island-Ticking Stripe Fabric-farmhouse kitchen island makeover-from my front porch to yours
Sewing the panels was easier than I expected. It took four panels altogether. They actually ended up being the same length as the toile cafe curtain panels in our breakfast nook so once we do build out the island then I can have fun swapping out the toile every now and then.
Ticking Stripe Skirted Kitchen Island-DIY-farmhouse kitchen island makeover-from my front porch to yours
The ticking stripe is a blue color and brings out our cook top back splash really well. Now for those thinking how dirty they will get that is not a worry because I made sure the fabric was washable if need be. 
Skirted Kitchen Island-Ticking Stripe Fabric-French Farmhouse-French Country-farmhouse kitchen island makeover-from my front porch to yours
I think it is the perfect solution to concealing our builder grade island till we build it out.

Sharing at Savvy Southern Style & French Country Cottage .


  1. Great idea. I love ticking and I think that is a really nice 'disguise'. xo Diana

  2. This is really amazing Pamela. I love it!!! Super cute and a great way to cover the builder grade island. Great solution.
    Happy New Week.

  3. Looks wonderful! You had a great idea!

  4. You did a wonderful job! I LOVE ticking and, I can just imagine it with the toile. It is a nod to French Country, one of my favorites. I did the same thing many years ago to two wood butcher-block{faux} topped tables that were stool height.I had and then slid two wire racks with two shelves each underneath for pot storage. TFS and bringing back a good memory.


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