Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Update On The Kitchen Island Saga

You guys are all so wonderful to help someone out with a little advice and input.  I totally agree with the consensus that the island needed to be painted in a satin and not flat.  So if I was going to repaint then I also changed the color.  If it is suppossed to read black, then why don't I paint it black.

I originally painted it SW Iron Ore which is a really dark charcoal in eggshell.  It just looked flat and I really didn't like any of it.

So this time I used SW Tricorn Black in satin and the difference is totally amazing.  You can see how there is a little shine on the corbels, but in person there is a really slight sheen that looks really nice.

You guys also suggested that I need to recover the barstools to something lighter, so I placed a couple of napkins over them to get a perspective and you are totally right.  While I was at it I added a little fruitwood stain that I had to the legs of the stools and I like them so much better.  They don't fade into the island so much.

Now to find the perfect fabric to recover the stools.

Some of you were confused as to whether I was going to do the backspash and counters in black on the back counters.  I am only doing the counters in black, I have picked out a marble with gray and tan veins in it for the backsplash.  I think it will look good with the black counter, cabinets and stainless appliances..

   Also some of you couldn't tell the color of the granite on the island and wondered if it would really go with the black for the back counters, so here is a picture.  It has tons of cream, tan, brown and black in it.

Thanks again for all your input and help, you guys are the best.

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  1. Yes! I think you are on exactly the right track!

  2. Yes, I definitely think this is much better, Marty! Sometimes we just have to try and try till we get it right.

  3. I knew you would figure it out. I suggested the things you changed and you took it a bit further with the legs. You do great work. Keep it up. Thanks for taking some of our advice and making it your own.

  4. Marty the kitchen is really coming along! Fantastic work!

  5. Your kitchen is looking fabulous, Marty! We just got home from our family vacation so I hope to be back to blogging later this week!

  6. Your vision for your kitchen is beautiful! Also looking forward to seeing your new floors. Amazing what a difference the lighter bar stool fabric makes against the dark color of the island. Love it!

  7. It's amazing what a difference lightening the stools makes. Looking good.

  8. Marty, it turned out beautiful just as I knew it would. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. I like the darker tops on the stools. It's a more stream-lined look.
    Making these decisions are hard, huh? You've got a good eye & it'll be great in the end.

  10. Hi Marty- It looks great! THanks for the inspiration! laura

  11. It looks great, Marty! Looking forward to the final reveal.

  12. Hi Marty, Looks wonderful! Love to see someone put their heart and sole into decorating their homes Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  13. go girl! Glad we all could help even though you did all the work! Can't wait to see what fabric you come up with, it will be fabulous I am sure.

  14. Great job Marty, love the change. Doing the stools was important. Great job


  15. I have similar granite in my kitchen with white cabinets. It really goes with any color and yours looks great!

  16. Marty, the island turned out great!

  17. How great the island looks. I'm much the same as far as questioning my choices. Keep up the good work!


  18. I'm happy you're figuring it out Marty! I love the look of the island now. I just realized a couple of weeks ago that it's not just the color but the sheen of paint! So I've pretty much switched from semi-gloss to Satin for furniture. :) Unless it's going to take a lot of abuse.

    thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.



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