Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kitchen Island

I haven't shown you our kitchen island yet, but here it is uncovered in all of its natural untouched glory. It's been sitting in our outbuilding covered by a tarp for a couple months until we were able to take some time to paint it and bring it inside. Isn't it beautiful? We paid Adam's old co-worker from Raleigh to custom make one for us and he did an awesome job! It even has a place for a microwave with a hollowed out leg for the cord to run down through.
This picture below is the very first one I saved in my "inspiration" folder as a color palette for my kitchen. Love those muted neutrals, striking black and that pop of red.

And I loved this rug I had picked up last summer in Raleigh at a garage sale with it's grays whites and muted pinks and greens.


So after bringing home a gazillion sample cards of red home from Home Depot, we came up with this!!
I just love it. It's just the perfect pinky red that I was trying to achieve. I wanted something to tie in the brick fireplace, but not be too dark or dreary and give us that pop of color from my original picture. I mulled over the colors for days wondering if I should do the awesome-ly distressed gray that people are doing or a striking black, but when I got stumped that's when I pulled out my inspiration folder and remembered what I really wanted initially.

I can't wait to get my microwave back too! We've just kept ours in the box until we could put it in its rightful home. I don't know about you but stirring around leftover mac n' cheese in a frying pan to warm it up gets kind of old...
Oh yeah, did you notice my cows on the wall. Here's a close up.
I love them too. But what I love even more is hearing my 17 month old do his best cow impression, "Ooooooo," every time we pass them. :)


We plan to top it off with butcher block too.

13 comments:

  1. Perfect! Once the house is done, you really could submit pics to a renovation magazine. Its completely charming!

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  2. I love the color!!!! I'm dying to paint some of the wood in my house and would want to do something bold & beautiful like that! May I ask what the color is? :)

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  3. ohhh...i like that island. the color is great!!!! and i like those cows too, they are cute. ramona

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  4. I actually wasn't sure about the cows, but seeing that Will loves them, I love them too! Island looks great! Can't wait to see it finished all the way.

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  5. Love it & love the color! Everything is coming together so beautifully!

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  6. i love it Natalie! i love seeing all the things y'all are doing to the house! :)

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  7. Hey Marty, the color is Carmine Red from Behr premium plus from Home Depot.It actually didn't look muted enough for me so I had them add 2 ounces of white to it. Hope that helps!

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  8. I love that color, thanks for the "recipe" ;)

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  9. wow! what a great island...and i love that you had them cut out a spot for the microwave!

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  10. That red compliments the kitchen so well. Good choice.

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  11. Oh my goodness! It's going to be AMAZING!
    I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN!

    Layla

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  12. I love my kitchen,when i bought my house through costa rica homes for sale i expected to have a big kitchen and now i am really happy.

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