So let’s get caught up folks - before our kitchen island redesign, our island previously had a lot of painted drywall and not much pizzazz. Today I will reveal our ( just about) finished island. If you would like to get caught up even more. Please visit my previous posts on our kitchen redesign part I here, and renovation hammer here.
(kitchen island before)
Our home is still very much a work-in-progress. Luckily one of my favorite color combinations is black and white. Since it’s not in the budget to replace our existing cabinets, they will remain a timeless clean white. Our island will be a elegant smokey black! Robert will give our existing cabinets a fresh look. Using larger crown moldings along the top, and enclose the space above cabinets for a continues line up to the ceiling. At a later date we’ll change out the stone on the island, and buy a few more stainless appliances to finish off this room.
We accented the island with inexpensive beadboard, casings, and paint Ralph Lauren’s “Black Truffle” smokey black paint.
( newly finished island )
Finished side profile with new coordinated electrical outlet.
We plan to remove the existing cabinet above the stove, modify the two cabinets on either side to half the size that they are currently. This will give us ample storage, stretching the space above the stove area visually, and leave plenty of room for our new hood and vintage subway tile backsplash. I can’t wait to say “bah bye” to our current travertine backsplash. Sorry about the blurry photos friends, our travertine floor really isn’t pink, although it looks like it is! :-)
(kitchen below waiting for decor changes)
More on our dining room reno soon.
Don’t forget ya’ll, I’m giving away one of my handmade burlap Easter bunnies! Swing on over to The Old Painted Cottage to enter, and give Jennifer “props” for her wonderful giveaways. Good luck to everyone!