When I saw the little image on my linky party of this kitchen, from Robyn at Whimages I knew I was going to need to feature it, because, well it is just plain BEAUTIFUL! Not only that, but I love the staging or accessorizing in the cabinets is great… I am a dish fanatic after all. So without further adieu, I am going to let Robyn tell you what they did.
I was really tired of our cabinet color. I really like natural wood finishes but we’ve had these natural oak long enough. It’s starting to look so orangey to me…and I love orange but not like this. Anyway, we are going to prime them in a medium robin egg blue then paint them in an eggshell black. Then we’ll distress them some so you can see the robin egg blue through in the distressed spots. I say we when I mainly mean Matt, but you get the picture! LOL I think we are going to leave the doors off of the cabinet where our plates and glasses are and trim out the edges and just have them as open shelving. The island and the desk area are going to be primed in the blue and painted white and have the same distressing technique.
We found a really cool company with re-claimed wood for our island top and desk top. That’ll be so exciting! Don’t mind these really terrible photos of my wood. As soon as I got down to take the photos, the dogs thought I was down there to do something super-cool and special that definitely involved them, because according to their little boxer brain, EVERYTHING involves them! Anyway, the wood is super thick old white oak with some red oak mixed in. There is more than enough to do the island and desktop! It came from a torn down log cabin in WV. We’ll either have it planed or we will sand it and the pieces get butted up against each other. We’re going to finish it in a natural Danish Oil and wax finish.
Matt used his handy saws-all and got rid of the middle strip in this large cabinet where we keep our plates and glasses and other often used stuff. These two cabinets are just going to be open shelving. Again this blue (Okeechobee Haze) is the primer and then we’ll be painting them black and distressing them so the blue peek a boo’s here and there 🙂 !
Here’s my hard working man putting these cool corbels up to support the shelves because they no longer have the middle support plus don’t they look so much cooler? The corbels and the shelves are also going to get primed too. But I thought you might want an update. All of our plates and glasses are all over the counters right now so don’t mind the mess.
Don’t let these photos fool ya! It’s really not done but I couldn’t wait any longer (for now at least). OH and BTW, I have more people find my blog from google searches of painted black cabinets than anything, so a lot of people must be thinking about black paint all over the world! :o)
Your husband did a great job and I love the molding and corbels that were added in the open cabinets… those are the kind of details that really make a difference!
What do you all think…
Have we turned you over to the dark side yet?