I read a tweet the other day something to the effect of “It’s crazy how fast I got to the rearrange all the furniture in my house stage of quarantine.” And I feel seen! Except I weirdly started with the “paint everything in your whole house” stage of self-isolation first. I’ve also hit the obsessively cleaning stage, organizing stage and rearranging pillows stage to name a few. I’ll keep you posted on what other stages I happen upon next…but here we go with my new navy island in our white kitchen!
I painted my island! Well, really I painted my pantry door first and it all went downhill from there. Or up depending on how you look at it. I have many times talked about falling prey to the “if you give a mouse a cookie decorating situation” and once again an innocent paint touch up turned into a big ole project.
Also, that right light is crooked in every shot and it is making me crazy. It’s fine. Just fine. FINE! ;)
There was a big gouge in our pantry door, so I got a bee in my bonnet to paint it, but I thought if I was going to paint it why not switch things up more? So, I painted it black. Which I loved! Then I got on a painting kick and started touching up all the baseboards in our house. Which led to the island. It was kind of destroyed thanks to my kids smashing their barstools against it all the time. About half of it needed to be painted. And AGAIN, if I was going to paint it, why not switch up the color?
My back up paint color for the wet bar cabinets in the basement that I painted that mushroom color (see that post here) was this deep navy blue. It’s Blue Note by Benjamin Moore. I thought why not use that here! I still loved the old color, but I love to switch things up even more. And… I have just a little bit of time on my hands being stuck home, so why not?
I love it! It feels like it should have been this color all along. It’s such a fun change and I love the contrast of the deeper color in here. It plays really nicely with our navy chairs in our living room. I didn’t take any full room shots since it was hard enough just to get this area clean with all of us elbowing for office/school space, but I will at some point.
The navy bar stools really pop against it.
I again used the same paint and painting tips I talked about in this post here. It’s the same paint that the painter painted them with the first time around, so I know it’s good stuff.
Oh, sneak peek of my new breakfast nook chairs over there too. I will be sharing that next week. That’s a whole other saga, and I’m currently waiting on a new table over there too! The Mr. bought it for me for my birthday (which was yesterday), but it’s trapped inside the mall at Crate and Barrel for the foreseeable future. That just gives me one more thing to look forward to when life returns to normal again.
Oh and after all that, I actually re-painted the pantry door white because the black looked bad with the navy. Well, actually I painted it gray and then white, but the point is it’s white now and I like it! I hope you all are staying safe and well and possibly tackling some fun projects in your house or painting everything in sight light a crazy person. Tell me I’m not alone?! :)
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White cabinets – Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Island – Blue Note by Benjamin Moore
Flooring – find it here
Range – 36 in Monogram by GE
Utensil rack – Ikea
Countertop – white quartz by Vicostone the color is Misterio
Tile – Lowe’s
Grout – not sure a mid-tone gray that the tile installer had
Runner – find it here
Step stool – find it here
Hardware – find it here
Tray – find it here
Lights – find them here (I spray painted mine black)
White vase – not available anymore but this one is similar
Stools – find it here
Pantry wallpaper – find it here
Navy Island White Kitchen