Last week and this weekend I worked on a project that I have been pushing off for a long long time. If you look close in the next two photos then you can probably see that the right kitchen counter post wasn’t attached yet.
Adding a Kitchen Counter Post
Here is another view from the old kitchen and counter with no post at all.
When I cut down the kitchen half wall (click HERE to see) and had the new countertop put in, the original drywall part that stuck out looked strange. I purchased a plain rubber wood post (you can find a similar rubber wood post HERE, HERE and HERE or buy any other type of wood post you’d like) at the local kitchen design store to make it look more symmetrical. But all I ever did is paint the post. I never attached it. SHAME ON ME!
I had to rip off existing molding which left a slight mess.
I glued the post to the cabinet, cut the molding to size, predrilled the holes before nailing and gluing the molding to the cabinets and then I caulked everything.
As stated in my other posts about this kitchen, I use Kilz Primer to prep the cabinets and molding for paint and I use Cabinet Coat for the final paint finish.
But now I finally have a solid pillar at the end of my counter and they can all bang into it if they want to. So much better and I have no clue why I waited so long. Seriously! We all have these projects that we keep moving to the bottom of our list, right? This was one of mine.
The conclusion is that by adding a kitchen counter post to your existing cabinets you can update them and give them a new expensive look for only a small amount of money spent.
Here is the entire supply list again for you:
My favorite painting tips and tricks HERE
Since this post some things have changed. I added a new backsplash and painted the walls white. Click HERE to read and see more.
And the gold faucet HERE and pineapple HERE.