This kitchen island update is something we’ve been wanting to do forever. So, last weekend we were sitting on the deck and just decided let’s do it! We’ve always wanted to shiplap the island but, I wanted to switch it up a little and requested herringbone shiplap. Kasey also wanted something different so he was on board too. It took so much longer than regular shiplap and a ton of brain power from my husband, so thank you so much Kasey. We are both so happy with how it turned out.
I definitely wasn’t super involved in the process. But, I did paint. We used the color Sherwin Willams High Reflective White, which is the same color as the rest of the kitchen cabinets. Kasey bought primed shiplap from Home Depot, the back was pretty straight forward. But, getting the angles just right on the herringbone was tricky. He also uses the nickel trick to get the spacing just right between boards. We did skinny trim around the sides and bottom to not take away form the herringbone design.
I love little projects like this that take a day or two and completely transform your space. I am all about creating a home you love with little touches. Check out our other kitchen updates we just did here. I recently added the galvanized metal envelope for some mail storage. Kitchen tip: make the most of every space. Add storage with hooks, hanging baskets or bins on the side of empty cabinets.