Upgrading a plain kitchen peninsula with beadboard

You know how something boring seems to fade from your view, especially when you’ve been looking at it for years? Well, for more than three years we’ve sat at our kitchen table and looked over at a plain, flat finish on the backs of our kitchen peninsula.

It’s not an island, or even a functional breakfast bar — it’s just a plain piece of countertop that juts out from the wall, housing our dishwasher, a drawer, and a single cabinet. From the front, it was OK. But from the back, there was just … nothing. Not a single fleck of interest.

We may have bought a builder-basic house, but we’re always looking for ways to customize and upgrade it. So I decided it was time for Operation: Posh Peninsula.

Continue reading over in my weekly DIY column, My Handmade Home … 

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