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Before + After: Painted Kitchen Island!

Happy Monday!!! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. It’s been toasty warm around here lately, which feels AMAZING. It finally feels like summer and I am loving every second of it. Especially the evening–I was out on the back patio last night and the sun was still up at 8:45. Birds were singing away and it just felt like heaven. I just love this time of year so much!! Anyway, I wanted to share our painted kitchen island. I finally got the guts to paint it black, which I’ve wanted to do for a while now. I’m so happy I decided to take the plunge–I love it it turns out!! Here’s how it looked before:

And here’s how it looked during–gotta tape off alllll the things!

And how it looks now:

Such a big change, right?! I can’t get over the difference! It brings so much balance and the right amount of contrast to this space. We went with the color Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams. It’s a soft black, which is perfect.

It’s always amazing to me how something as simple as paint can make such a dramatic difference. I love this new vibe in here and I think it suits the rest of the house really well! So glad I finally went for it. I would love to hear what you think of this before + after!!



Island Pendants


Wooden Pedestal Bowl

Appliances are Cafe Appliances

Marble + Wood Round Cutting Board

island paint color: Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams

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The Comments

  • Whitney
    June 13, 2022

    It looks great!
    P.S. I’m ready for the podcast to come back!!! ☺️

    • Sarah
      > Whitney
      June 17, 2022

      ah thank you Whitney! Can’t wait to get back to the podcast.

  • KCAD
    June 14, 2022

    Amazing transformation…adds depth and interest. Re: taping off the front panels. Did you consider leaving them white? Also, what sprayer did you use?

    • Sarah
      > KCAD
      June 17, 2022

      No I never thought about that! And also we hired a painter so I’m not sure what sprayer he used.

  • Nicole
    June 16, 2022

    Looks so good! Did you paint it yourself?

    • Sarah
      > Nicole
      June 17, 2022

      we hired a painter to do it for us since it needed to be sprayed!

  • Pam
    June 23, 2022

    I love it. I just had mine painted a sage green and was amazed at the difference a small change can make. Every time I walk into the kitchen I think I should have done this a couple of years ago when I considered it!

  • Julie Nathe
    June 28, 2022

    I absolutely love the transformation!

  • Shauna
    July 7, 2022

    Love this!! I’m considering doing the same thing to my island. What finish paint did you go with?

    • Sarah
      > Shauna
      July 8, 2022

      it’s a semi-gloss finish!

  • Jaime
    October 23, 2022

    What paint color did you use for the white cabinets?? Love the transformation!

  • Mary
    June 21, 2023

    What color are the white cabinets please?
    Thank you! The kitchen is just how I would like mine!

  • Rachael
    October 8, 2023

    What color white are your cabinets? We are painting our island iron ore as well, but having difficulty finding the white for perimeter cabinets. Your kitchen is beautiful!