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.

~Lisa

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16 comments:

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.
Brooke

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! http://imtopsyturvy.com/index.php/2010/07/topsy-turvy-tuesdays-1/

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 else..lol 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 http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com ...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!