Remember this delicious red piece?
Well I’ve been working on cooling my kitchen, literally! I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue on the bottom and Old Ochre on the top. Finished with Annie Sloan Soft Wax in dark and clear. I love this paint! No sanding required, you can finish a project in less than a day!
It’s funny how much lighter the room feels with the blue, even though the walls are darker.
The distressed look is from the dark wax, I was going to sand it down, but there was too much red showing through.
I bought this at Nadeau, in Savannah. They have beautiful pieces at reasonable prices.
You can find them on Facebook, Nadeau Savannah.
If you have a piece that you love, but need a change, I suggest the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It’s easy to use and I have been happy with all my projects!
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48 thoughts on “Kitchen Island- From Red to Blue”
When I saw this email I said please let it be blue. Love it
I love the new paint color on your island. I’m a sucker for blues.
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I am a huge red fan…but I love this in blue! I think it was meant to be!
I love it! In a word… gorgeous.
That looks great in its new colors. I need to try the duck egg. Thanks for sharing at WUW.
In a word… gorgeous. I am so going to have to get on board with these paints. I’m so glad you shared this inspiring project on Motivated Monday at BeColorful and I hope you will visit again.
Wow! I love the new finish on the kitchen island. It is looking absolutely gorgeous. You have inspired me to try this new chalk paint……it creates such a wonderful finish. Dropping in from Motivated Monday. Thanks for sharing!~Poppy
Thanks Poppy, can’t wait to see what you paint!
I like the new color!
Thank you HMCW!
This is gorgeous! I loved it when red, but the “new” look is amazing … you’ve accessorized it beautifully, too! Love the paint colors you chose … chalk paint rocks, doesn’t it? *Becca* (newest follower)
Thanks Becca! I love chalk paint!
Your Kitchen Island “before” was beautiful, but the “after” is so perfect…
I love the Blue chalk paint, it all looks so calm and serene. Very, very nice!
All the Best,
Thanks for stopping by Christine! Have a great weekend!
Looks outstanding…job well done:) Looking forward to trying this paint, but it will need to be after the big day…picking up her dress tomorrow…can’t wait!
That’s exciting! Have fun Linda!
It looks really beautiful and I love how it cooled things down. Great job.
the new paint color definitely suits your kitchen better–great job on the finish, too!
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Great job! I love it!
This is gorgeous!!!! I love it!! I need to get that paint!
Thanks Tammy, you should get some!
I love the new look! The kitchen is VERY cooling now!
Thanks, and with it being 100 outside, nice to be cool inside!
I think this is really beautiful! I wish I trusted myself enough to tackle something like this. Do you mind me asking what color that is on the walls–in the after shots?
You should try on a small piece of furniture! The wall color is Ben Moore Gettysburg Gray!
another great job .. looks great .. also LOVE THE SIGN ..
It is fabulous! The color is perfect!!! And it does brighten your kitchen!!
I love also how you finished the top! Very cool piece
Its beautiful Debbie, a great transformation.
I love this so much. The color is so pretty. I’d kill to have the space in my kitchen for a island like this. Great job.
Thanks Nita! I am loving this paint!
Noticed that you were getting rid of a little red as well!!!! lol;)
Great minds think alike Lesley! 🙂
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! What a beautiful piece! Martina
The island looks fabulous. Such a cool piece and the blue is wonderful. Hugs, Marty
Marty you’re so sweet! Hugs to you too!
Sometimes, you just have to change things up a bit. I think you did an awesome job on this one. I love the color and the age you added.
So true Rosemary! Thanks!!
Oh, Debbie that is just beyond gorgeous!!! It looks like a completely different piece and it really does open up the space. You have me itching to take a paintbrush to my own island now. 🙂 Everything you touch turns out so beautifully and we are always so inspired by you and thrilled that you share these things with us at Inspiration Friday!
You say the kindest things! Thanks Vanessa!!!