Friday, July 25, 2008

Update on the kitchen!

So I realized I never updated the progress from my island debacle in the kitchen. (My first post.) Turns out, it's held up really well (crossing all fingers) -- even with a toddler in the house. :) It really looks great, and the result is just what I wanted.

I was over all the cherry in the room -- the floors, cabinets, chairs, table and island:

I added some molding to the island and painted it black. Here are some final pics of the room:

Along with the island change, I got new black chairs and now I'm thrilled with everything. (Six chairs were $290 at Garden Ridge -- HOLLA.)

(The flash makes it look a little gray here.) Now I think I want to add some corbels to the island too, to give it a real furniture look. All in all, not too bad -- I feel like I transformed the look of the whole kitchen for less than $330. (That's for six new chairs, paint, and a little molding.)


  1. LOVE this - been debating on painting my island black or espresso as well for the same reason.. too "woody".. need to break it up. Im going for it now!
    I just read another easy way to make cabinets look more like furniture - paint the molding (baseboard? kick plate?) under the cabinets black so they 'disappear" and then get some of those furniture legs (feet?) at lowes and stain to match the cabinets....found you from TCB! :P

  2. I was so close to getting some of those feet for our bathroom vanity! I never thought of painting the back black, that's a great idea!!

  3. Left a commnet...didn't work. Anyway, I love this kitchen. I'm amazed at the difference. I kept scrolling up to the first picture because I couldn't believe it.

    You did a fantastic job. The black adds so much class.


  4. I love how your kitchen looks! So bright and current! Thanks for joining in on the party! Jen

  5. yes, add feet and the moulding, you will love it even more. the black looks so good. you should put this on Rate my space. five stars from me!

  6. That looks awesome! Don't you love it when you find such great deals? :)


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