It's all done and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
This is what I started with - it was fine white but my cabinets are a glazed cream color and the white just wasn't doing it for me. And it just seemed...a bit too...old school maybe. But you know - for something I bought at a garage sale 10 years ago - it's been great. It just needed a make-over!
I wanted a very dark brown - almost black - but I couldn't find that exact color. SO what's a girl to do? Improvise!
Here's what I did. I lightly sanded it down to "rough" it up a bit.
After that I went over it in spots with a brick red color so that later when I sanded the edges I would get a hint of the red and the white. I like layers!
so then I went over the whole thing in a flat black
And then I went over all of it in a dark, chocolate brown - and got this.
It is the exact color I wanted. I also sprayed some brushed nickel on the knobs and voila - new, old kitchen island that cost me NADA. I already owned everything I used.
I like that it is a darker color compared to my cabinets. And I feel like it grounds the space more too.
To review - front side
from the side - before
after - I added a chalkboard :)
I love that too. And so does the 3 yr old!
Thanks for looking!
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