Tuesday, December 27, 2011

One of my Favorites!

 Today I am sharing one of my favorite projects from 2011, the transformation of our kitchen island! We did this project back in March and I love it just as much now as I did when it first got done.


 The BLAH before picture!

 Added beadboard and decorative molding.


 We had the door and drawer fronts painted by a professional and I painted the rest.


 This island makeover gave our kitchen a whole new look. I love it! Thank you for stopping by and always leaving such sweet comments! I appreciate them so much!!
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 Linking To:
Savvy Southern Style~WUW
No Minimalist Here~Open House Party
2805~Potpourri Friday
At The Picket Fence~Inspiration Friday

37 comments:

Shelia said...

Morning, Martina! Oh, I love it too! What a difference a little paint makes! Your kitchen is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your island.....It looks great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That was a great transformation, Martina! The black looks so good with your granite counter, too. I can see why you still love it. It must make you happy when you walk into your kitchen.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

It really is just gorgeous! Love the contrast. :)

Gina said...

What a spectacular tranformation! It's beautiful and looks like a piece of furniture rather than an standard kitchen island.

Kelly said...

I really do love that transformation! It reminds me of my sisters black island in her kitchen. This gives your kitchen a more decorative quality (doesn't look so builder basic). Love the distressing on it too.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Martina, your island looks wonderful. It does give your lovely kitchen a real 'punch.' I love it.

Happy New Year!

Barb

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a great transformation and reminds me of my upcoming project that I will be tackling. I love those bar stools. Where are they from?

Mariaelena said...

Agreed!!...Mariaelena

NanaDiana said...

I love it- It made a world of difference- xo Diana

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I really love your island painted black! Happy New year!
XO
Kristin

At The Picket Fence said...

I just love it Martina! I remember loving it the first time I saw it and it still makes me want to run right out and grab a paint brush to do my island. :-) Happy New Year!
Vanessa

Andrea said...

I love a contrasting island, and yours looks great!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

It really DID make a huge difference, and adds so much punch! Happy New Year, Martina!

CAS said...

That's a wonderful transformation, Martina! Isn't it amazing how such a small change can make such an impact? Looks great!

Looks like your family had a fantastic Christmas!
CAS

Pamela said...

Yes that was an awesome transformation!! One of my faves too Martina!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love it too Martina! The black makes such a statement and the moulding and trim pieces! LOVE IT!

Lou Cinda

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful transformation!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! I can't get over what a difference the change to black makes. It really creates a richer, more interesting room. The attention to details (beadboard and molding) really makes it look a grand piece of furniture. Great job!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Absolutely amazing transformation.

Lil paint, make a huge difference in every way. I love your kitchen.

Happy TTT & have a great & Peaceful NY to come.

Greetings from Sweden,
/CC

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I love your black island and it does make a huge difference. Your entire kitchen is very pretty.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

This is one of my favs too Martina. I wish my hubs would let me paint our island, but it is a NO GO from the word GO LOL!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Martina! The new color adds the right amount of pop to your pretty kitchen!! I love it! Love your granite counters, too!

XO,
Jane

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think a painted island gives a kitchen such character...your choice of black was brilliant! Hope you had a good Christmas. Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

Your island is really beautiful, painting it black made a HUGE difference, that was a brilliant move!
Hugs, Cindy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That is a great makeover Martina. The black grounds the space, and looks spectacular.

xinex said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous, Martina. I really like it....Christine

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love your kitchen, Martina. The black island is beautiful and adds so much to the kichen. BTW I have a black island in my kitchen with creamy glazed cabinets and love it, too! Happy New Year! Linda

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
What a great island makeover...
The black is so sharp in your white kitchen, the painting & texture is fabulous!!
All the Best,
Christine

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Martina, Your kitchen is beautiful and even more so with the transformation of the island. Thank you for joining my party this week and I
hope you have a wonderful 2012!
xoxo,
Sherry

Jenny said...

It adds so much more POW to your kitchen you know? Really spices it up and gives it such a custom look. But then, I'm a bit partial to white kitchens with black islands. ;-)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

It sure is fun looking back Martina. Your dining room is a huge change and everything came together so nicely!

Buttercup Bliss said...

Your island is gorgeous!!! What a beautiful job! I love the distressed black finish. :-)

Honey at 2805 said...

This was a terrific project, Martina!

What a pleasure it has been getting to know you this year!

Thank you for being a friend to me and 2805 and for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

Kim said...

So funny that I stumbled upon this post today Martina, because I was just saying yesterday how I'd love to paint my island black. I have all white like you do. My question is, what was the material that you painted over? Mine aren't wood - they are like a vinyl. Not sure if I can paint over it. Whatdya think???

Babs said...

I'm so loving this project, because I've been wanting to paint my kitchen island for a couple of years and keep "chickening" out. Your island looks fabulous!
Thanks for the inspiration.

bonnie said...

New to your blog today - love the black island -what paint and paint technique did you use?

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