A not so quick and easy update
Josh and I thought the kitchen island would be a quick, easy update. Two weekends of work and we’re finally done. We planned to have it done in a weekend. It never surprises me what you come across when you start ripping out someone else’s work. Usually, these things just add to the timeline and throw projects completely off schedule.
Design and finishes
Choosing a paint color was super easy. I’ve had a swatch of Behr Woodcraft in a drawer since I chose the color for our walls. I thought I’d use it as a accent somewhere in the house at some point. The island was the perfect opportunity. I opted for the durability and easy cleaning of semigloss as we have a pretty notorious drooler that spends more time in the kitchen than I do!
I have one rule of thumb when it comes to choosing paint colors. Never jump into paint without testing the color. You never know how it’s going to look in your own home until you get it there. A neutral gray can become green or blue very quickly depending on lighting, surrounding colors and application.
If you recall the master bedroom, we have a 1×4 and 1×6 trim vibe going on. We plan to use that throughout the house. The island was no exception. Everything I disliked about the master bedroom trim, I disliked in the kitchen. As a quick reminder, here’s what we were working with.
Sometimes you need to say no to white
Once we started planning the island, I realized I didn’t want white trim. I wanted this to be a statement piece and white trim wasn’t part of the plan. I decided to paint the island, baseboards and quarter round all the same color.