Tuesday, February 4, 2014

PAINTING A DISTRESSED & AGED FINISH ON LORI'S KITCHEN ISLAND

PAINTING A  DISTRESSED & AGED FINISH ON LORI'S KITCHEN ISLAND

This is another paint project for Lori's home.
She asked me to paint and distress her kitchen island.
Before I painted it, the finish was a pickled white-washed oak cabinet.
There is a lot of green in her light fixtures over the island and she wanted me to paint that same green on her island.
I painted the electrical plugs and switch plates to match the island.
It just looks so much better than to leave them white or black.
Now, it looks more like a piece of furniture than a kitchen cabinet.
The new paint colors look really nice with her granite, too.
This is her island before I painted it.
Look at the white electrical plug and plate.  Don't they look better, now?
This finish was Lori's idea and her new island looks soooo nice in her, already beautiful kitchen.

30 comments:

  1. Your friend must have been thrilled - I'd have been!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I love the pictures on your blog!!

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  2. Oh! I love this! Very nicely done! It looks so rich and old world now! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! Painting the outlet covers really does make a huge impact as well!
    Blessings,
    Amanda

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    1. Thank you! I'm working at her house right now and it's nice to see the island, again.

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  3. Wow this turned out great! Yes the outlet looks much better!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you agree with the outlets being painted to match.

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  4. It looks amazing! You're a great friend! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I actually thought it was a piece of furniture at first glance. Painting out the outlet made it disappear. Great job! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a happy day! ~Deborah

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    1. Thanks! And, that is exactly what we wanted...it to look like a piece of furniture.

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  6. Beautiful. Distressing and aging gives it so much charm. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you so much!! And, I did share it on Fridays Unfolded.

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  7. Beautiful as all you work is. Thanks for linking to TTF!

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  8. Painting the plug really made a difference! It looks like it's a vintage piece of furniture. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Yes, she's very happy with her new/old island. I love painting things to look old.

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  9. Wow, you did an incredible job. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  10. Oh Lynda, this might be my favorite finish you have done so far. Totally gorgeous.

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  11. Beautifully done, Lynda! The patina and technique you used is so vintage looking! Great job!

    xoxo laurie

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    1. Thank you!! I love your blog and your home is just wonderful!!

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  12. Lynda...you are so talented!! I'm sure Lori was thrilled. ;)
    Please come on over to Project Inspire{d} @ AnExtraordinaryDay.net and link up your work. Our party goes live on Monday nights at 8:00 ET.

    Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

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    1. Thank you!! Lori was very, very happy!! Yes, I will visit Monday.

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    2. Lynda....thank you so much for joining us at Project Inspire{d}! I am so impressed with your work and I love the look you created.

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  13. So very pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over to check out your feature. Here is the link to the showcase. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/02/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_16.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  14. Looks fabulous! Great job.Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!!

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