Today I want to walk you through Stage 1 of my DIY kitchen island makeover, which is adding the custom trim work and new countertop.

Remove the Existing Moulding

The initial step was to remove the existing quarter round moulding that ran around the base of the island and the corner moulding.


Install the Baseboard & Frame

Install the baseboard around the 2 sides and the back of the island. Then frame each side of the island with the 1/4″ thick poplar strips, essentially making a box.


Do the “Finish Work”

The key to making trim work look professional is fill every nail hole and seam, caulk every joint and sand everything smooth.


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