Okay, I have teased y'all long enough. After all the sanding, building, painting, painting and painting the butcher block is finished.
After painting the legs white, then black and then I did a gray wash and that wasn't looking good either I finally decided to paint them just like my kitchen island cabinets.
I painted the legs with Chateau Gray Annie Sloan chalk paint and used the lacquer and a brown glaze just like the cabinets.
Mr. Savvy sanded off all the old grungy fishy film that was all over this block and even after sanding and sanding we still have lots of cut marks. I am glad they are still there. The one corner seemed to be the main spot where fish and other things were cut.
Labels and marks were left on.
I used butcher block oil to bring some life back to this wood.
Mr. Savvy had to figure out how to attach these big old legs so he added strips of wood to the holes in the legs that were already there to brace them together and he used L brackets to attach them to the block.
Here you can see how they are the same color as the cabinets. We added castors, but they did not look right and it made the block too tall.
It was a very bright morning when I took these pictures. I am loving this butcher block in the middle of the kitchen.
I knew this block had potential when we found it.
Butcher block: $160
4 very old legs $50
Butcher block oil $5.00
Paint, lacquer and glaze: already had