No, in fact, it looked like this (a lot do!):
Because this is actually two pieces of cabinetry, they “joined” them together with a small piece of trim. And since we are getting rid of the countertop overhang (there just isn’t enough room for barstools and a dining room table and chairs. There just isn’t.) we knew that this area would be more noticeable. So we took of that little piece of trim and set it aside to use in just a minute.
Then, Chris removed the quarter round while simultaneously trying to watch Greta while she twirled for the 100th time.
5 minutes later, he installed this beadboard we picked up at Home Depot for $20. The “planks” are a little thicker than traditional beadboard, so when installed horizontally–it looks the part. Plus, $20! And Home Depot cut it to size for us! A few finish nails and you’re gold. Keep in mind, if you’re like us, you most likely have an appliance in the middle of your island of peninsula (for us, the dishwasher) so you really, really don’t want to shoot a nail right there. Keep to the sides and use Liquid Nails in the middle if you need to.
Chris attached the small piece of trim that used to be in the middle on the far right where the planks meet the wall. While we liked the look of the white paneling, we decided to paint it navy to match the rest of our base cabinets.
It was such a simple upgrade that took less than 20 minutes and $20 to achieve. Who doesn’t like those projects?!
Psst. We finally got all of the cabinet hardware on after a few hitches. Can’t wait to show you that (and share all of those silly details/stories) tomorrow!