Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Kitchen Island Make Over Part 1

The kitchen Island has long been an eye sore right along with my totally hideous racing stripe beautiful kitchen floor. We have thrown around some ideas and pinned pictures on Pinterest of great things one can do as a kitchen island.


I scoured Craigslist for an awesome dresser and just haven't found it. I also took a look at my remodeling budget and with a total lack of funds, sighed loudly and went to Lowes for paint. I picked up the paint that was the last color on the paint sample for my kitchen. Our cabinets were done with Rustoleum's Cabinet transformations color matched to Valspar's Comet Dust.

Valspar 5006-1A Comet Dust at MyPerfectColor
Valspar 5006-1A Comet Dust at MyPerfectColor

The walls and back splash in the entire area are Valspar's Notre Dame.

Valspar 5006-1B Notre Dame at MyPerfectColor
Valspar 5006-1B Notre Dame at MyPerfectColor

I wanted the island to be darker than both and still coordinate so I went with the last color which is Valspar's Granite Dust.
Valspar 5006-1C Granite Dust at MyPerfectColor
Valspar 5006-1C Granite Dust at MyPerfectColor   

The Granite Dust color is slightly darker in real life. Since we aren't keeping this island forever, I purchased Olympic 15 year semi-gloss interior paint and had the Valspar color matched to it. Honestly, it was just price. The Olympic was only $18 and the Valspar $33. If it was a forever piece it would have been the Valspar hands down.

This means I can finally get rid of the evidence that I sprayed my cabinets on the kitchen island! It is a war wound I'd like gone.

Step 1 is to remove the hardware, doors, and drawers.
Step 2 is to degloss. I'm using the same deglosser left over from the cabinet transformation. 

Step 3 is scheduled for next Friday night! Whoo hoo! What adventure!


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