Friday, December 4, 2009

My Kitchen Island Makeover

I actually did this makeover back during the summer and am just now posting photos... yes, I am THAT on top of things.  :-)  Back in May, The Thrifty Decor Chick posted her kitchen island makeover.  I loved that she painted her island black so her island became my inspiration. 

When I told the hubby that I planned to paint our kitchen island black, he went out and bought me an electric sander.... such a brave man. :-) I waited until he was out of town for a week to tackle the project.  I wanted to have plenty of time, just in case I totally messed it up.... you know, so I could call in the pros if I needed to.

Here are a few before photos.  Nothing really wrong with my island, I just wanted more of a piece of furniture type of look. 







Notice how there is no trim along the bottom and you can see the screws? That bugged me from the day we moved in.   The first thing I did was carefully remove the corner trim pieces so that I could reuse them.  Then I removed the door and drawers and sanded everything down (with my new electric sander) then primed with a tinted primer and painted with black Valspar paint.  I bought some trim pieces at Lowes and used a miter box to cut them to size.  It was a pretty easy project.  Here are the after photos. 



Pretty and black and no more ugly screws showing. 

I even added a small decorative wood piece to the corners.  I love how it turned out.... and now I am moving and I will miss it very much.  :-)

Thanks for visiting. 



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26 comments:

cajunsis said...

Somehow, in my mind, I cannot see you in your high heels doing even one part of this project. How can I envision you, in your Corvette, going shopping for trim at Lowe's? it does not compute and the WARNING light is flashing frantically. However, you did a great job! I am impressed. What pros did you end up calling? ;-) I might need them sometime!

Steve would like to see close-ups of your mitering on the corners...

Denise (peanutbee) said...

It's beautiful!! I've always wanted an island cooking area but my kitchen isn't big enough for one.

Carole B. said...

Wow - it really does make a great impact. Even watching the transition first hand, I can't believe the difference.

Sam said...

wow - that's just fabulous! I simply would never have attempted something like this!!

mysky61172 said...

This is georgeous! Thanks for posting- it is inspiring to see the transformation.
Great job in getting it done so quickly, too.

HeathahLee said...

Love it!!!! You did a great job!

BlueCastle said...

Your island looks fantastic! It's amazing how much paint can transform things. Someday I will learn how to use a miter box, but it kind of scares me. :) Good job with the trim.

The Hopkins Home said...

That looks amazing! Great job - it really transforms the whole look of the island : )

Kirsty said...

It looks great!

KellyH said...

Looks great!! I love it black!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow!! Love the "after" shot. :) Thanks for the visit!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

great job! I love the new look.
gail

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

If yuo're moving, you'll just have to do the same thing to your NEXT island! This one is too pretty to not replicate once you get where you're going. :) Great job!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Gorgeous! That's almost exactly what I'm planning to make my island look like.

Magic Brush said...

You did wonderful!!!!! I love painting islands for clients! And every room needs a touch of black! Great job!

whitealderhome said...

You did a great job, I have a black island too and LOVE it. It adds some pizazz to the room.

Gay said...

Wow! That looks awesome! I love black furniture pieces. Thanks for visiting my blog!
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Infarrantly Creative said...

Great Job! Sarah would be so proud, ave you shown her? Looks great. Thanks for stopping by!

Amber said...

Great job on the island.... it's beautiful!

Kim said...

It's sad you have to leave it. I have a plain-jane island, too. I might have to go this route.

Cindy said...

Absolutely gorgeous...you definitely achieved the furniture look! Stunning....

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow... looks incredible in black! You must have been in heaven when you did that number up! Nicely done!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

FJ Donna

Maggie said...

Wow - that is fantastic! What a transformation!

Tammy@InStitches said...

It looks great ! Makes me want to paint something.....

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

This looks soooo great in black, especially with the chunky trim! Love it!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Great makeover!