white kitchen island

This will be a short and sweet update.  I really need to bang out some cabinet doors today.
I have two doors that are completed, hung, and being admired profusely.

Here's a couple pictures of the island with some before pictures to show where we've come from:

Amazing! It took a lot of work to add in all of those little strips of moulding, caulking, and paint, but it is so worth it.  Every time I walk into the kitchen now I just stop and smile.

Beefing up the base moulding has made a huge difference.  I am so glad we did it!

You can also see in this photo the difference in painting our post white- it blends in so much better now instead of being an 'accent' to the kitchen.  That wasn't my intention in the first place, I just didn't know what to do with it when I went green:  (mid paint stage)

So good to see some real progress!

I had an amazing thrifting day in Portland yesterday. We made four stops, and I got some really fun things. A couple of them for our nook, which will be the next stop on this crazy train.
Hoping to be able to photograph some of it this weekend if I can find room to do it.

Have a great weekend!


  1. That looks just beautiful, Denise...a wonderful transformation!

  2. Uh oh! You've made me want to paint ours white now! {Btw, we just painted it black! Ha!}

  3. Your island looks fantastic....don`t you love just doing this stuff. Your blog is lovely by the way.

    My best, Sheryl from Vancouver Island

  4. It looks fabulous! The added molding really does add so much to the overall effect! You must be proud of your accomplishment! It's beautiful!

  5. I sooooo know what you mean by "walking" into the room and just beaming at your hard work that has turned out just as you wanted it to. I looks amazing, I can't wait to see the total finished photos!


  6. HOLY COW!!!!!!! DENISE! This looks unbelievable!! You guys have done such an awesome job! Can't wait to see the big reveal of the entire kitchen!

  7. looks great!!!...you are a busy bee...Mariaelena

  8. It looks great! Good choice to add the embellishments.

    Have a great day.

  9. Came out even better than I could have pictured!

  10. Looks SO good! We need to talk b/c I want all the details on how you've been doing your painting! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the transformation and look forward to seeing it all come together!

  12. Love the transformation. The white really pops your island! I write a blog called "Making Your Home Sing".
    Check it out! I'm now following your blog.


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