I’m getting back to “normal” after travelling like a gypsy for 10 days straight. I’m happy to be home and have been busy catching up on the
blogs I read laundry.
I gave you a sneak peek at my painted kitchen island, but am here now to share the finished product. Quite frankly, I was a bit nervous about tackling this project, as painting cabinets is something I would typically leave to the experts. But, I figured painting my kitchen island would be a good testing ground for my skills (or lack thereof), and would help me determine whether
I was crazy enough to attempt painting the rest of my kitchen cabinets.
I will do a follow up post/tutorial on the methods behind my madness, but let’s get on with the pictures, shall we?
So, here we go with the Before and After:
I have to tell you, I got a bit of a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when I sprayed my first bit of black paint on the cabinet doors, since there was technically nothing wrong with my island. It’s more of an evolution of style (alas, the inspiration behind the name of my blog) and the direction I want to go with my kitchen. I would be lying if I said that the words “What have you done?” didn’t rattle through my brain on more than one occasion.
Admittedly, it’s more distressed in some places than I like, but I can fix that (and deal with it in the meantime). And, I want to get different pulls for the cabinet doors and drawers. Patience, my friends.
But, I will say that this project was a big confidence boost for me in terms of tackling intimidating projects. Is it scary? Yes. Is it rewarding? Definitely.
The best part was when I was looking at it with a critical eye, and my husband came in and said that it looked “really good” and “professional”. I’ll take that.
Linking up to:
Miss Mustard Seed – Furniture Friday
The Shabby Nest – Frugal Friday
Remodelaholic – Remodelaholic’s Anonymous
Dittle Dattle – Amaze Me Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tuesday Treasures
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays
Fingerprints on the Fridge – Feature Yourself Friday
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphosis Monday
DIY by Design – Fall into Fall
Somewhat Simple – Strut Your Stuff
Just a Girl – Show and Share Day
Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Wrap-up Party
Thrifty Decor Chick – November Before & After
AnonymousFebruary 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm
So pretty. What is the black paint color and brand?
Terrie MathisonMarch 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm
I just found your blog from a friends pinterest post! Love your island and your story about the hardware men!
Your kitchen looks fantastic!
A new follower here!
AnonymousApril 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm
thanks for your posting. I'm getting it all together to tackle my 45+ cabinets. Your advice was helpful. I see you also like Tarkey (one of my favorites) Barbara
Josh FreemanJanuary 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm
Absolutely love what you've done with the antiqued kitchen island look. The before and after is incredible. I'm a painter in Lexington MA and we recently re-did one of our customer's interiors using a lot of these antiqued wood techniques and the result was fantastic. We gave the house a historic "New England" look that the homeowner was really going for.
GextonMay 17, 2013 at 5:41 am
I gave you a sneak peek at my painted kitchen island, but am here now to share the finished product. Quite frankly, I was a bit nervous about tackling this project, as painting cabinets is something I would typically leave to the experts.