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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.





7 comments:

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! :)