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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Paint it Black!

This is our builder stock cabinet Kitchen. It is nice, but I like to be different and wanted a more custom look. But I don't like custom price tags. So I made a plan. First project was creating a custom island. Les and I put bead board($20 sheet I got for $5 because of a little damage) and trim around the back three sides of the island. Then I had these curtain Corabelles that I got from DI for $1.00 a piece. We glued in a wooded closet door knob and painted it out and glued it on the island. I gave everything a coat of black paint, distressed it with sandpaper and then a clear protective top coat.

And this is what it looks like!

I love the custom look!

Not bad for less than $75. Check back as we finish the rest of the little changes I have planned for the kitchen.  I really want to paint the other cabinets white and add crown molding.


Geoffrey and Ellee Pettit said...

oh my goodness that looks great!!! Very creative! love the blog...I'm gonna be leaving a lot of comments...

Maman Tattoo said...

What a great makeover!
It looks fantastic! I'm jalous.
I'm gonna follow you so I can see the kitchen transformation

Wife to a Soldier and Mommy to a Toddler Princess said...

UM...LOVE THIS!!! Thank you for sharing it, we will be moving into our first home in March and have an island that I wanted to spruce up... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for showing me how!!! I'll post pics when it's all complete! EEK!! I'm so excited!

Sarah said...

I just stumbled across your island transformation and it's FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

somedaycrafts said...

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Ange said...

Great idea with the island! I am looking for some ideas for my ugly oak kitchen. Thanks for linking up with Roomspiration! :)

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow! What a creative way to transform your boring island into something stunning! It's fabulous! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work and inspiration in the Roomspiration series! :)