Monday, April 18, 2011

Kitchen Island Transformed!

Hi guys I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, we had rain yesterday but today was beautiful! For the longest time now I have wanted to add beadboard and paint my kitchen island black to give it more of a custom look. You all know I am not afraid to paint something but I talked it over with the hubby and we both agreed to have the door fronts and drawer fronts done by a professional, since I'm a cleaning freak and always wiping down the cabinets I wanted to make sure it had a good strong finish on it. The hubby and I did the rest, we added the beadboard around the three sides and then added some decorative molding to the corners and a wide base molding to the bottom. The painter gave me the left over paint and I painted  everything else. First time I ever painted with an oil based paint, boy those fumes could make you a little loopy (LOL)!! So this was what we worked on all day yesterday, I was up until 3am painting, yes I know I'm nuts but when I get something in my head I just want to get it finished! I LOVE LOVE how it turned out, lets go see....


                                    Here's the BEFORE...
                                                AFTER.....



                                  Close up of the distressing               
                                    One more BEFORE....
                                                                        AFTER....









I am so happy with the new look!! As always I love  reading all your comments, they make my day! Have a great week, Martina


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71 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great Martina. We had ours professionally painted, too. They put a plastic wall around the whole perimeter of the kitchen and put paper on the ceilings and floors and sprayed all of them and then distressed and stained them. Way better than what we could have done.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Looks awesome! Your kitchen is gorgeous!

A Hint of Home said...

I love it! It turned out wonderful! I've been contemplating doing the same thing.
A couple of years ago I added the bead board but left it white. I may get brave enough to change it now. You have inspired me!

Andrea said...

Beautiful result! I love the look of black cabinetry.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out fantastic, Martina! What a great grounding piece it is now! Love it! The difference it makes to the kitchen is amazing. Who'd have thought just painting the island black would do that. : )

Terry said...

So pretty and much more of a statement in the space.

Lori said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! It really gives your kitchen a custom look now! And I'm the same way when I get something in my head....LOL!!

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Martina! The black island looks so dramatic in your kitchen. I haven't seen beadboard painted black and I love the way it looks. Your hard work has paid off!! A real show piece!

xinex said...

I like the new look too, Martina. Beautiful transformation!...Christine

Karen said...

It looks fantastic Martina. The island color grounds the whole room. Love it!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looks fantastic Martina..they did a really nice job..it made a huge difference. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Pat said...

This is beautiful Martina. We had our island professionally painted and love it. I like the contrast between the cabinets and black island.

Wonderful makeover!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I love it, Martina! It really grounds the room, and looks so much more substantial. Great job :)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

The black really transformed the island and the space. It looks great.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love the contrast of the island against the white cabinets. Looks fantastic.

Marianne said...

Hi Martina, it came out just great. I just love the contrast in colors! It's amazing how it transformed the entire kitchen.
Marianne :)

Farica said...

Love your black island!! All of my kitchen cabinets are black, and I love them soooo much! Amazing what a little paint can do. This looks splendid!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Martina, The island is fabulous with the added beadboard and painted black. It looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing your newly improved island at my party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I love how it warms your kitchen and anchors the space. Terrific!

Ann-Marie

Pamela said...

Looks fabulous!! Hopped on over from Kim's! Nice to meet ya! You have a beautiful home.

The Hopeless Romantic said...

The island is stunning! I love ur whole kitchen.......ur lastest follower, Bonnie

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I love it, Martina. It makes such a statement now! Now go and get some sleep! x Sharon

Gail said...

That turned out great, Martina! I love the black.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Lori said...

My island is black. Love it, such an anchor for the kitchen. Makes it look bigger? I thought black was supposed to be slimming. I guess not in the kitchen!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love the black island! When we had our kitchen painted and glazed creamy white, we had the island done in black. It definitely sets everything off beautifully. Linda

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful transformation Martina. Your kitchen looks great, very elegant, with such terrific island as a focal point.
Have a nice week.
FABBY

Pam said...

It looks GREAT Martina! Beautifully done!

Have a great day.
Pam

Heather said...

What a wonderful difference! It looked great before, but now it looks like a beautiful piece of furniture. Fantastic!!

Jodie said...

Martina,

This looks Wonderful! Love the black and the distressing!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your island looks wonderful. I love islands that are different than the cabinets...mine is yellow! The beadboard was an excellent idea. You have a beautiful kitchen...so homey and a cozy place for your family to gather. ~Ann

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Gorgeous! Love how that black makes your beautiful countertops pop! Great job.

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

Hi Martina! Thx for visiting. the island looks awesome, and the risk def paid off. as a lover of white, i also love black and use it generously in my artwork. what a gorgeous kitchen!

michele

Rosie Goins said...

Boy, the paint made such a difference. It took the whole room up several notches.

Emily said...

Looks amazing!!! You and your husband did such a good job! Love it!!!
-emily
nestnestingnested.blogspot

Tanya@takesix said...

What a fabulous job! I LOVE it!!! My island is black with beadboard too. But I sure did not do it myself. GREAT job!!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness Martina!!! That looks fabulous and totally changes to feel of the kitchen. It adds so much warmth (not that it wasn't warm before!) and character and I love the beadboard detailing. I need to send Heather over here because she is wanting to do something similar to her island. Great job! :-)
Vanessa

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Such a fabulous transformation, looks gorgeous!!!
XO

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, I love your island painted black! You did a wonderful job and the destressing is just right!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Olive Cooper said...

I looked at the images before I read your post and I thought it was a completely different island. That is how good it looks! ♥olive

Pam said...

I really, really like the island painted that color. It makes a huge difference in the room.

Babs said...

Oh, Wow! Your island is awesome! I can't wait to show my husband. We were talking this morning about painting our island black. Yours is fabulous and love the granite.
Have a good week,
Babs

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

That is gorgeous!! It really did make a huge difference! It is so beautiful. I also love the arrangement on your island! :)

Miss Char said...

Beautiful transformation, it looks fabulous. I love your little vignette too. Thanks so much for sharing.

Linda said...

Love it!! Everything looks great.

tammylovesdishes said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous!! You did a great job with the island. Love it!!
Tammy

Picket said...

Oh My Word!!!! Do I even have to tell you how much I love it seeing as how I painted all my kitchen cabinets black!!!! lol This just grounds your kitchen and looks so rich and huge...love it...love it!!!! Happy Easter to you and yours....Picket

Laura Wilkerson said...

Wow! That looks great! Amazing what a big impact one minor change can make to the whole room :)

Marianne@Songbird said...

That black island grounds your kitchen! I love it, much better than the white one. Great job.

Carol said...

Looks wonderful! Just like in our kitchen! We bought our island black, and then had cabinets put in, and they are in white. I think you'd like it!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness - I love it!! What an amazing difference it makes by painting it a strong contrasting color! Well done, well done, well DONE! It really makes it look so custom and rich. Definitely got me thinking about my own kitchen cabinet possibilities now...

Jodee said...

That turned out fabulous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks fabulous. I love it. Your kitchen is wonderful and the black just makes everything pop. Gorgeous. You did a super job. Hugs, Marty

Becca said...

AWESOME job, Martina !! Your "new" island truly is amazing. I love the pop of black in your kithen ... and the distressing is fabulous! Your vignette on top is perfect, too! *Becca*

Sue said...

I really like the contrast of the distressed black against the rest of the white cabinets. The beadboard added a so much character! Have a Happy Easter.
~ Sue

Kim said...

Okay you really got me thinking here Martina. I have the same kitchen color scheme and I LOVE your new island! I could do this, would just have to convince the hubs to let me order new paintable drawer fronts. Wish me luck!
xoxo,
Kim

Michelle said...

I just love it. I've contemplated painting my own island black but my cabinets are stained so... I don't want a dark kitchen so... I still leave it alone - someday I'll choose a color and PAINT it! :) Looks great though.

Michelle
New England Style

The Cranky Queen said...

I love the black! It really changed the entire look of your kitchen...thanx for sharing...visit me sometimes...Tiff

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Martina, Your island looks wonderful!! I love the black! It really looks like a piece of furniture now. You have a beautiful kitchen btw! Kristen

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Wow! It really transforms the room! It was a beautiful kitchen before but now it is just stunning! Good choice on going with a profession for the painting of the doors. I just painted a bathroom cabinet myself and wish I hired someone!

Rebecca @ Digital Dollhouse said...

Great job! It really brightens up the room.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Martina! It was so fun to get to come back over and see this amazing transformation again. :-) I just love it and we are so glad you linked it up this week to our Inspiration Friday party!
Easter Blessings to you,
Vanessa

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Martina!! I just love it~ I have white cupboards with a black island too- love the combination!! Sharing on Facebook~ thanks for sharing at FNF! Have a wonderful Easter! :)

Traci said...

I love your painted island. I want to do something simular to my kitchen island, so thanks for the inspiration.

I really like your blog and have signed up follow.
Traci

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Martina!
Thanks so much for sharing this with me! What a fantastic transformation.
I love how the black anchors the room and sets off your rug and accent pieces and accessories.
Your painter did an amazing job distressing them so evenly and precisely. What a great job you all did! Bravo!
LOVE it Martina. Thanks for inviting me over today.
:)
Your friend,
A

Debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Martina, I love your kitchen island! Actually, I love your whole house, inside and out!
Debbie

Dawn said...

Hi, I just found your Blog.Your kitchen is beautiful. I have been wanting to paint the island in my kitchen black for quite sometime now. I just love how it looks with the white cabinets. I know what my next project is going to be. Thank you for the inspiration.

Linda said...

Hi Martina, You have the same layout in your kitchen as mine. Love the transformation. I also love roosters.
Where did you get your rug? and that cute lamp.

Anonymous said...

Great job Martina!!

Jamie said...

Wow! It really transforms the room! It was a beautiful kitchen before but now it is just stunning! Good choice on going with a profession for the painting of the doors. I just painted a bathroom cabinet myself and wish I hired someone!

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Pickles Mocoy said...

Wow! I hope I don't get lost amongst
all these comments, lol! I always have to check a blogger's kitchen first thing-I am a kitchen-girl...I love to cook in them, decorate them, and sit in others' and have a cuppo' something good! Your kitchen is very charming and inviting, and I love what you did with the island! Have a lot of catching up and learning this bloggy thing:)

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