Monday, July 12, 2010

Kitchen Update

I think I must be the SLOWEST painter EVER in the history of the world!  How's that for dramatic?  Actually I just need to stop trying to do so many different things at once. I have way too many projects going.  :-)

I am still not finished painting my kitchen island... let me rephrase that, the island is painted, but the doors and drawers are not yet painted, and of course I still need to distress it.  Since my friends and family have been hounding me pleasantly inquiring on the status of the kitchen and asking for updated photos, I thought I should go ahead and post an update.

I purchased a metal scroll piece (sorry, I don't know what it is called) at Hobby Lobby (half off, of course), and asked my tile guy if he could hang it on the tile and build a frame around it.  I absolutely LOVE how this turned out. 

How about a before shot first (yes, the tiles on the counter and backsplash are indeed the same tiles that were used on the floor):

...and after:
I really love how the light seems to highlight it... like we planned  it that way (we didn't, that was just a bonus).

On to the island.... here is what we started with:

Here  it is with granite and the legs added (love these legs)
here it is the after a coat of primer

and here it is with the brown paint... keep in mind I still need to distress it.

 As pretty as these legs are, they are certainly NOT fun to paint. 

The corbels have not been painted yet either.  I think I have decided to paint them the same color as the island... unless I change my mind again. :-)  I hope to have it all finished by the end of the week.  Wish me luck.


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Carole said...

Hounding? You are so in trouble for that comment! lol

I llluuuvvvvveeee that scroll work thingy! Looking good - can't wait to see the end results - you are getting there! The granite looks so nice!

Lyn S said...

I really love the scroll piece, it looks fantastic!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

It looks great! I love the details you are adding. The legs on the island really make it look custom. I am sure it will look great when distressed too.
Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments.

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Wow, that is a makeover. I love that scrolly thing, and how you framed it with tile to make it special. I also love the color of the island and how you added the legs. So beautiful.

Life in Rehab said...

That's going to be so totally lux when you're done.

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

looking good! We're going to be adding a kitchen to the basement we're living in soon. I love getting new ideas! I just started a link party and I would love it if you would drop in and add your island makeover!

Carrie said...

Love the island! I need one of those! Just like that! ;)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just gorgeous is how it turned out! I will be starting my kitchen project later this year. Scary!

Thank you so much for becoming a follower of my blog.

{ L } said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous. You did an excellent job...very tasteful.

Holly said...

I just found your blog through 320 Sycamore. I love it. If I send you a plane ticket could you come to my house, redecorate it and make some crafts and tell my husband that I did the whole thing myself?

Scrap It Girl said...

I love the island & your choice of granite..beautiful.. I love before & afters. You checked out my craft space, so that is how I found you.. My ribbon rods are vintage bobbin rods I found them on ebay.. I love them because they are vintage.. huge and so easy to store ribbon on. I see other great ideas but most of the time it is the same idea being used over and over again. I like coming up w/ something fresh.. I know they have more on ebay.. but don't tell anyone Love your blog. I just joined so I can continue checking on your kitchen.

Marilyn said...

So fab.. I found your blog while looking for DIY clock inspirations.. You'r is FAB.. Officially following you & loving it..I'm Marilyn from ...Hope you can visit sometime.. LOVE your blog..;))

cards by cara said...

Wonderful job so far!! Happy painting ... and thanks for the comment on my blog@ :)

MiamiKel said...

WOW! What a joyous transformation- so bright and cheerful! I'm LOLing at your tile on the backsplash - our house had the same thing when we moved in, lol. And lovely formica BABY PINK counters. What were they thinking *grin!* We went with stainless steal micro, etc like yours - you will love, love, love it! Beautiful pictures, you are doing such a fun and great job! Can't wait to see the rest!

Dr Sonia S V said...

ooh lovely

Laura Evangeline said...

It looks great!