1.28.2013

The Kitchen Project Reveal

I have wanted to paint my black island green for a couple years and I finally just picked up the brush and did it. Don't get me wrong I loved the black until it started getting scratched off and white spots were everywhere. On a Monday afternoon two weeks ago I was just going to test the paint in a spot and I just kept painting and painting until I was in it all the way. No, stopping me now. While I was painting I also developed a nasty cough, but that didn't stop me either. I just had to get them finished cough or not. It took me six days of on and off painting. I could have finished in three days if I didn't have to stop, but I am a lot older than I use to be when I did paint projects and I had to take breaks. I just took my time. I am so pleased with how they turned out and so is Mr. Savvy.









To refresh your memory or for those new here the other cabinets are the antiqued ivory which were professionally painted when we did a mini kitchen makeover several years ago. These are still in very good condition, but the black ones just wore so badly.


 Have y'all tried honey bells? OMG they are so juicy and so good. Dawn shared these on her blog and I ordered some and I will order them again next year. I understand they are only available a very short time.





The best part is I did this ALL BY MYSELF with no help from Mr. Savvy.
He said he was going to hire me out. No, I don't think so.

You can see how they looked before in this old post.

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Chateau Gray.
I will share a tutorial soon.

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144 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Kim! I love the green color you chose. Your kitchen always looks amazing! I just got my first box of Honeybells this year too. They are SO juicy and good! Yum!!

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  2. Fabulous job Kim!! They look beautiful, love the color and love how you added the glaze!

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  3. This looks really beatutiful! I just love your kitchen!! =D

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  4. Looks great. So much lighter and brighter than the black. great change. And well done you for doing it yourself. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  5. Kim, you really did an amazing job on those cabinets. Mr.Savvy must be proud, Bailey too!

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  6. Kim, I love love your cabinets! I am making plans on painting my island and would love a tutorial. Thank you so much, I can hardly wait!!! Also, what is the name of your hardware (pulls and knobs)...I have none and have been looking for weeks. Thanks for your wonderful sharing! Love love!! Pamie G.

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  7. Really nice Kim..it totally lightens and brightens y our kitchen. I love the color.

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  8. I love it! Totally worth the six days of work. Hope you are feeling better too!

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  9. Kim, it looks beautiful and really flows so seamlessly with your (already) gorgeous kitchen. I'm loving the color you chose too - very classic.

    Can't wait to see how you did it!

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  10. Gorgeous Kim!! Okay, my kitchen cabinets are a similar color, only more green. I was going to paint them more gray, and now we are moving, so I hope to leave them alone, unless I need to paint them to sell the house. I love your cozy kitchen, and there's nothing wrong with taking your time painting, or doing anything for that matter. I don't push myself like I used to either.

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  11. Kim, it looks amazing!! Seriously - that green was absolutely the best paint to use for this project. I'm swooning over how gorgeous it is. And I love your pot rack hanging up; totally makes me miss home. I love a good southern kitchen.

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  12. It is amazing how one little color change can make such a difference and create a whole new look! I can't believe you did that,especially while you were sick. It looks great and so professional.
    Jenna

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  13. It is a beautiful contrast to the creamy cabinets - and can I say that I really want your cow mount above your stove?!

    Feel better soon!

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  14. You did an amazing job on your island, Kim. Your paint job is beautiful!!
    Mary Alice

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  15. I just noticed we have the same wooden floors. (: Wow, the paint job is amazing. I need to dream up a fix for my worn cabinets too.

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  16. Kim, you did an incredible job! They look amazing ... I loved the black, but this is a refreshing change, giving your kitchen a great new look. I'm sure Mr. Savvy is quite proud! (Hope you're feeling better!)

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  17. Love the new look. Can't wait for the tutorial. Hope you're feeling better. Have a great week. Sheila

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  18. Kim, I LOVE how it turned out! The color is beautiful! I have been thinking about painting my bakers rack a similar color. It is wood now but has an awful orange tinge to it. I am such a wimp though when it comes to painting a big piece!
    -Shelley

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  19. Very inspiring! I painted my counter black a few years ago and like you mentioned....mine is showing the wear and tear. It was green before I painted it black so now I am in a quandry as to which color to go with next. Still thinking....I might have to go green again. Your's is lovely!

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  20. Just beautiful Kim!! I love the look of glazed cabinetry (glazed anything for that matter). Can't wait to see what product you used for the glaze (or wax). I also really like the look of two different cabinet finishes in a kitchen...much more customized. Chateau Grey is such a great color too. I have black cabinetry and they do show every water spot, dust, etc!

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  21. Love the green, Kim! Very similar what I have in my bathroom for cabinets and linen cabinet.

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  22. Beautiful job Kim! I love that color! I have not tried that one....yet!Hope you are feeling better soon.My husband just came down with a cough/cold over the weekend.
    xx
    Anne

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  23. Love the color of cabinets!!Excited to see the tutorial!!
    It is always a wonderful treat to see your decorating ideas:)
    Anita

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  24. Aaaamazing job Kim. It is luvly.
    Cheers, Gee

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  25. I love the softness of the green that you chose. It looks wonderful. I'm super impressed that you did it all by yourself. You go girl!!

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  26. It is beautiful, Kim. You did a great job. We are in the thinking process of our kitchen and the cabinets are the one thing that keeps me from moving forward because I think we are going to have to paint them ourselves in order to afford the changes we want to make. Please do a tutorial or maybe I'll hire you (you do live close to me...LOL).

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  27. You are a worker bee...well done. I so like the light and open look of your kitchen. I would love a bigger kitchen space but chances are I will never get one...I'll just enjoy yours. :o)

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  28. I love that greenish gray color! We've lived in our new house for 8 months...the island is stained an espresso color. It is already showing scratches and I think we are very careful. Maybe this is what I need to do. It's gorgeous, Kim.

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  29. You did a beautiful job and the color is just perfect for your kitchen! - Susan

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  30. You did such a beautiful job, Kim!! It looks professional! Can't wait for the tutorial!

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  31. The island in Chateau Grey is going to cause a run on that color now Kim! The best part is how beautifully you finished it with the clear and dark waxes. Nice job!

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  32. Your island turned out beautiful!!! I love the green. And those stools are fantastic! Looking forward to following your blog :)

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  33. So pretty Kim. The paint color is such a pretty color of green, turned out great!
    Hope you have a great Monday...
    Cindy

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  34. Well now I can't stop staring at the kitchen cabinets in our home wondering... could I? Can't wait for the tutorial. Great job as always, Kim!
    melinda

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  35. Oh Kim! It turned out fabulous!!!!! I mean, seriously, you'd never know you painted those. Totally looks like high end cabinets! They are spectacular! I know you are thrilled to have them done and are so enjoying the changes it's made to your kitchen. Beautiful!!!!

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  36. As you know Kim, I just fixed up the guest room.It is yours along with Pat and J B&B hospitality...if you decide to come to Missouri and paint my kitchen cabinets.:-)

    Your cabinets are fabulous!

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  37. That is absolutely fabulous! And, the color I have in my head to do my cabinets someday! Honeybells...we were driving back from Dothan AL
    and saw a huge roadside sign saying that they had Honeybells and my
    husband and I both wondered what they were. Wished we had stopped
    now!

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  38. Exquisite!! Love how the green changed the colour of your granite.

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  39. Amazing job Kim....the color is so beautiful! Love those stools too :o)
    ~Des

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  40. I love that color but never would have guessed it is called Chateau GRAY!!! You did an amaing job, the drawers and doors are gorgeous. I love it. XO< Pinky

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  41. The new look is wonderful. The color is just perfect ! Come paint mine!

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  42. HI Kim, love the kitchen. It turned out amazing. Love those barstools, and the cabinets are beautiful.
    I bet you are so happy with the finished product. Yay for you!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  43. Wow! Kim, they turned out fantastic. I love the color and the glazed look they have. Wonderful job.

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  44. Your island is beautiful! It really gives your kitchen a totally different, fabulous look! That grey glazed tone is so en vogue! Can't wait for the tutorial!!!

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  45. Kim it is so pretty in your kitchen. I love the color you chose for those cabinets. Painting is a job and you did great. It is so bright and cheery. Love it.
    Kris

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  46. Oh my gosh, I really loved your black, but what a gorgeous update which will no doubt spur something else needing a little redo! :)

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  47. Looks amazing Kim! You did a great job!I love your stools, as well.

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  48. Love the colour. It looks so soft which is what makes it work for me. You have such a stunning kitchen.

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  49. Simply gorgeous. The color is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. You did a wonderful job on it, Kim...and I love the way those fabulous stools look against that color! Makes the wood seats really stand out!

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  51. I love honeybells!!! The repainted cabinets look amazing, love the color you choose, and now the wood floor looks so rich with them. Very light and pretty in your kitchen....

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  52. it really turned out great! and goes well with the colors in the kitchen. The glaze really gives it a finished professional look!

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  53. Absolutely stunning! Makes me want to go paint my cupboards. Hummmm, I wonder what my Hubby would say???
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  54. Kim, it's absolutely beautiful! Well done. No wonder you're so happy with them. I love the color you chose. And you used glazing on top too, right? It looks so great, I'm impressed. And love the little urn with the rosemary plant by your sink. It looks very happy there. :) Have a great week!

    Debbie

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  55. Great job! I love hanging pots and pans.

    Marina

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  56. I love the green! It blends in so beautifully with all of your decor. The glazing you did is perfection. Fantastic job, as always!

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  57. It looks gorgeous. I love the green! I'm so impressed with your painting skills. You did an awesome job!

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  58. I absolutely love your kitchen. I have been trying to buy these bar stools and they are sold out. :(

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  59. Wow Kim, I love the new look, and that color is perfect for your kitchen! You should hire yourself out!

    Kat

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  60. It looks great Kim....cant wait to see how you did it!

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  61. I think he could hire you out and retire! The color looks great with the countertop. As for honeybells, my dad sends me a box every year in January and I love them. They are so juicy and yummy. I want your lavendar! Do you have a place you order it?

    Hope you are feeling better...my husband is home sick today for the first time that didn't come after a surgery. I swear he hasn't missed 3 days of work sick in 37 years! He has been down all weekend and is actually at the doctor right now. That man feels horrible and it isn't pretty!

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  62. Kim, you did such a fantastic job, I can see why Mr. Savvy want's to hire you out, and I would gladly be your first customer!
    Can't wait for the tutorial.

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  63. It looks beautiful Kim, love that color.

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  64. It is gorgeous Kim, such a beautiful soft color! I love it with the combo of white on top, so pretty!
    OX
    Kristin

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  65. Oh Kim, what an amazing job you did! I LOVE your the new color! I hope you are feeling better. That nasty cold is going around here as well. I hope I don't get it! Take a break and enjoy your day, Gail

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  66. I can say that these cabinets are more awesome in person...Kim, you truly did an extraordinary job...it looks like you hired professionals...they are stunning and the color is perfect. The entire kitchen is just gorgeous! Job more than well done!!!

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  67. P.S....can you come to my house and paint my island!!!....:)

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  68. Kim, your island is absolutely gorgeous and the color coordinates so well with your granite. I think that was the ultimate compliment from Mr. Savvy when he said that he could hire you out!

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  69. Kim, you did such an amazing job, they look like a pro did them. It is so rewarding to to it yourself and save all that money. Perfect color choice too:)

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  70. Very pretty! I love the colour. It looks professionally done!
    I just found you today. Nice blog :)
    Cheers!
    Antonella @ The Comfortable Home

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  71. I knew I would love it just based on the teaser you posted! What a gorgeous color, perfect in your home. Can't believe the color is called Chateau Grey.... I am looking forward to the tutorial.

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  72. That looks great! I bet that was a lot of work, but now that it's done it was well worth it. Hopefully, that paint will hold up better than the black did.

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  73. Kim, those look amazing! You did such a great job! Love the lighter look. I can't wait to see the tutorial as I'm very curious about using chalk paint on kitchen cabinets...

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  74. Looks amazing Kim! I never would have guessed they weren't professionally done, I'll hire you :)

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  75. Kim-WOW- HOLY COW WOMAN! That looks great- It looks as professionally done as the other ones. My daughter has the same type of cabinets- White glazed cabinets and black island. Her cabinets still look great and the island looks awful. It has not worn well at all. I am going to show this to her. I like that color grey- it almost looks like it has a greenish undertone? Wonderful job! xo Diana

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  76. Oh, Kim. . . how beautiful!! Can't WAIT to see the tutorial. These look absolutely fantastic!

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  77. They are really good looking. We love our gray peninsula with white cabinets every where else. We have a white glaze though.

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  78. That is a gorgeous colour and you did a pro job on them, Kim. The gray/green looks great with your other cabinets too. You should give yourself a huge pat on the back (or treat yourself to something) for a job well done.

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  79. I like this soft green a lot! (Chateau Grey is one of my go-to ASCP colors). Way to go, Kim!!

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  80. Kim, I am giving you a standing ovation!!!! Big KUDOS to you! The color with the antiquing is GORGEOUS!!!! What a fabulous job. If you hubby hires you out... I get first dibs!

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  81. Hi Kim, It's beautiful!! I love the color (I don't have that one in my Annie Sloan collection...yet). It works so perfectly with the rest of your color choices that I can see why you had to trade in the black. Your kitchen is stunning. Thanks for sharing.
    Suzanne

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  82. My gosh, Kim! You really can do it all! It looks fabulous and sooooo professional. You are a PRO :) I love the green. The black was attractive but this is softer and easier on the eye. I hope you have fully recovered.....sorry about your cough.
    xo
    Loi

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  83. No small project, Kim. It looks fabulous! Hope you are feeling better.

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  84. Juat beautiful Kim! You did an amazing job, glad you are feeling better, Jen

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  85. Holy amazing, Kim! They are to die for! That color is perfect...I have cabinet envy for sure!

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  86. Your island is super pretty. Love the color. Very classy kitchen!!!!

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  87. When you said "green" I thought I wouldn't like it. But I do. It looks great. And someone sent us Honeybells for Christmas. They are good!

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  88. Your cabinets look really beautiful! That's a very nice green that you've used, too.

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  89. Love your kitchen...it turned out great!!
    ~Cindy

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  90. Kim, that is incredible!!! You did such a good job! I am so glad that you and the Mr. love it! Way to go!!!

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  91. I don't know what happened!? You were in my google Reader and then you disappeared! I had to come get you! Somehow, I unfollowed you? How the heck did that happen?
    I LOVE those cabinets! It's amazing the tones that Chateau Grey takes on. I did my daybed with Dark Wax only and it looks almost forest green!
    I want to use Annie Sloan to do my cabinets but I was afraid it might not "hold" when I wash them. I am so interested to see how yours work out!
    xoxo
    Andie

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  92. I love it Kim! I want to hire you :) You did a great job!
    Debbie

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  93. Turned out great Kim! I think it was ment to be. Now if I can just get the courage to do ours.

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  94. wow Kim, you did such a fabulous job!! they look totally professional!

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  95. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It brightened your kitchen up so much. Ps, I am in love with your antiqued cabinets.

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  96. GORGEOUS Kim, love the green and I also love your new panels in the kitchen! Gotta find that post :)
    Kristi

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  97. Kim, it looks great! I love that color! :)

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  98. I'm sure, somewhere, Kermit the frog is giving you a hand clap because you went green!! {Not "his" green, but still...} You nailed this color. It is BE-youtiful.

    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  99. Great job, Kim!
    I love the new color, congratulations!!!

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  100. This one tops ALL of your projects, Kim. And, that is quite an accomplishment!!! Excellent job, girl!! LOVE 'em!! blessings ~ tanna

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  101. The island turned out great. You made a really great color choice. You really have an eye for color and decorating. I just love visiting your blog, it's the first one I read everyday!
    xoxo Kathi

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  102. Absolutely amazing! I am soooo in love with those bar stools. : )

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  103. I love the island the color and the glazing are fantastic, Kim. Love the bowl of lavender!

    Cynthia

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  104. They turned out fantastic! Love the color!!! And the great thing with chalk paint...if you get tired of that you can just paint right over it again!
    Nancy

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  105. You did a great job, Kim,and the color is perfect.

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  106. I'm with Mr. Savvy....... hire yourself out. Looks just as professional as a professional. Although if I think about it with all the re-painting of stuff you've done you probably already qualify as a professional!

    Bliss

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  107. You are really amaZING, Kim! It looks so professional and perfect. And your photography is inspirational.

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  108. I Love the new color, Kim! It lightens up your kitchen and gives it a new fresh look. Great job.
    xx, Sherry

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  109. So, so, so gorgeous!!!! Would you mind if I come live in your kitchen?? What a happy place to be!!

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  110. So lovely...great job! Loving the stools! (really enjoying your blog...new follower here!)

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  111. Very nice change, Kim! I have creamy cabinets with a black island, and maybe the same granite as yours, so my wheels are spinning! I love the black island for now, but I'm not saying I haven't considered switching up the color. The color combo you chose looks great!

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  112. Looks gorgeous, and I love that you just painted through the pain ...

    :) Linda

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  113. You did a wonderful job Kim - they look every bit as good at the professionally painted cabinets!

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  114. Absolutely dreamy Kim! I wish I had your patience and talent with the paint brush! Looking forward to a tutorial, I girl can hope :)

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  115. You did that - looks like you had a crew of painters in! I love a painted island - almost did it myself (but went with a red stove as the color instead).

    The cow head on the hood is perfection! Just don't cook any steaks under his nose!
    Kelly

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  116. Oh my goodness Kim, your kitchen looks amazing! I love the new color on your cabinets, so pretty!!

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  117. Wow! Those look gorgeous. I don't think six days is a long time to paint them. It took me three days to paint one little wall in my living room. We move slower these days.

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  118. I love your kitchen Kim! I painted my kitchen cabinets green too. Mine are B.M. dry sage. Can you tell me the name of your granite?

    Thanks ♥ Dee

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  119. This project is absolutely amazing. I think it softens the overall look of your kitchen. Way to go!

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  120. Lovely color Kim,Green is my favorite color and this color is beautiful.I got the name chateau grey.Could you please tell me what brand of paint this is?.It's perfect for the color I want for my upstairs bathroom cabinet.I also would love to know if you bought the lavender and if sofrom where?I try every year to grow it.I even buy the plants but can not get it to live.
    Thanks,peachyheart@yahoo.com

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  121. Wow! That turned out great! :)

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  122. I'm trying to decide on what paint and what color of paint to do my kitchen cupboards and cabinets and saw your lovely island and cannot wait to see your tutorial! It is the greatest feeling and quite the feeling of accomplishment when you do it yourself, isn't it? I've been painting a WHOLE house since we bought it in July and the kitchen cabinets will just about make a whole level on the house done...other than the front foyer which to my dismay I just found out has 2 layers of wallpaper!!!

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  123. The finish on your island cabinets is beautifully done, and all by yourself, too!

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  124. Great job, Kim! Love that shade of green.

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  125. In love with your stools. Great look overall!

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  126. I love the green cabinets! And those stools are amazing!!
    Allison

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  127. The island looks fabulous! Can you tell me what glaze you used?

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  128. Wow, Kim!!!! They look professionally painted!!! I love the color. That s one ASCP that I haven't tried! Must try!

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  129. WOW! Everything about your kitchen is amazing! I'm in love with the rack over your island. I've wanted one of those forever, and I love how yours looks! Thanks so much for sharing your home! Have a wonderful weekend. And thanks for always hosting such a great link party! I'm here every Wednesday!

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  130. Popped over from MMM. That Chateau Gray looks warm and wonderful with your granite colors. Lovely!


    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (for portfolio of chalk painted work)

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  131. wow great job. so rewarding and extra special that you did it all by yourself. I love that feeling. doesn't happen all that often. feel proud!!! looks awesome!

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  132. I am so glad to see this. Just last week I realized that I needed to paint my island Chateau Gray instead of the black I was planning. How fabulous to see it done so I know it will turn out great!

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  133. I love it! The green color is gorgeous, and you did an amazing job. The pics were so beautiful that I scrolled through before I read the words... and I was sure they were factory finished... then when I read the words I was amazed to see you did it by hand. Did you sand and then do a light rubbed stain at the end? or how did you get that beautiful distressing with a little brown? thank you for sharing this lovely kitchen! Little Bit from www.decoratewithalittlebit.com

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  134. Hi Kim,
    The island looks fabulous! You did an awesome job!
    Jane

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  135. I missed the reveal last week~ but I totally love them!!! AWESOME job Kim!!

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  136. I love the makeover you did on your kitchen cabinets. It looks really nice. Your site is one of my favorites. I love all the diy projects you do. I wish I was as talented as you are in that area.
    Blessings,
    Deborah H. Bateman-Author

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  137. They look great Kim....hurray for Chalk paint! It has changed painting cabinets so much!!! Used to be so much more time consuming for sure.

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  138. Gorgeous!!

    www.mommymandymusings.com

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  139. Wow Kim, Just love the color and finish. I am waiting for the tutorial? Maybe you posted it and I missed it.
    I'm with Andie and wondering how it is holding up by now. Please keep us posted.
    Looking at your photos I am wondering. . .had you considered painting your dishwasher to match? ASCP is touted to stick to any surface?? You could even glue a square of thin molding to the front to make it look more like the cabinets. Just a thought. Think when I paint mine I'll do the dishwasher too.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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