|What every well stocked pantry needs...it's own mural!|
The other part of the face lift was painting the kitchen island. She had me paint over the mallard green with a white that compliments the tile, then give it a raw umber glaze to antique it. We sampled a distressed finish, but she really didn't want to see a bit of the green, and without completely sanding off the existing paint, it's nearly impossible to sand off distressed spots, without showing the paint color underneath. If she liked the original color, that would be absolutely perfect, but then, if she liked the color, we wouldn't be repainting, would we?
|Before: Island in original green painted finish. Not hideous, but not her taste.|
|After: Island in umber glazed Cameo White (Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo) finish.|
|The island paint was chosen to coordinate with these tiles, which were featured last week. If you missed them, scroll down for directions to create your own.|
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