I painted my kitchen cabinets last year. (read about it here). I really wanted to paint them a color. Since we move every few years, I chose a nice safe espresso brown. I really love color, and I decided that if I just painted the island and I could always paint it brown again before we sell.
If you've never used glaze before it is super easy and very forgiving and it only took about 1 1/2 hours.
Paint the base coat and let it dry. I spent the drying time on the phone w/ my hubby who was of course out of town, discussing whether or not my son broke his arm and whether or not I wanted to spend the night w/ 3 kids in the ER, but I recommend you skip that step.
(like my stencil project)
Then mix the glaze according the mixing directions on the can (mine was 3 parts glaze 1 part paint).
Tip: you don't need very much so just mix up a little bit.
Then just brush on the glaze and then wipe off the glaze until you like the look. Easy Peasy.
To see where I link up or to add your party, please click here.
Awesome! Looks so good! So sorry about your son and your visit to the ER!ReplyDelete
That looks so great! Sorry about the broken arm :(ReplyDelete
His cast is off now, but it was a good excuse to give him a little "Mom" tattoo.ReplyDelete
I hope the arm is better soon! Great project however :)ReplyDelete
Looks wonderful if I didn't live in a rental I would so be doing that! So sorry about the ER tip and the broken arm!ReplyDelete
Looks great!! Would love if you shared it at my furniture party http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/05/furniture-friday-16-and-features.htmlReplyDelete
I love your paint job! And that cute mom tattoo :) But I really hope your son is doing better!ReplyDelete
It looks awesome!!!ReplyDelete
Oh no your poor son!!!!! :(ReplyDelete
The kitchen island is beautiful!! Love the color!
Thank so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
Aww, your poor son! And poor you :). The Mom tattoo makes the cast, that's for sure. Anyway, I love the island! It turned out great. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.ReplyDelete
that island turned out so nice! i love the look it has! so sorry to hear about your kiddo's arm! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!ReplyDelete