But something just wasn’t quite working for me. The island was demanding too much attention.
So I did what any sensible girl would do. I picked a can of black paint! (Note: I also placed the red lanterns from last year’s “use what you have porch design” to the top of the cabinets, which, according to my post “Ideas for that awkward space above your kitchen cabinets” may or may not be a good idea. lol)
It was very quick and easy project – I just picked up a quart of very black paint (with primer mixed in) and got started. I selected a semi gloss to balance it with the shiny black appliances and also to reflect light. Then the fun part – painting! I swear painting is therapy.
On the side of the island that has cabinets and drawers, I removed them (along with all hardware), lightly sanded them and painted two coats.
The entire project took less than one day, and I love how the island now plays nicely with the black appliances and are no longer trying to steal the attention!
Much more of a modern feel than the traditional oak.
Now I’m eyeing the rest of the cabinets – hmmmm – should I?