PAINTED KITCHEN ISLAND IN SHERWIN WILLIAMS PRIVILEGE GREEN DISTRESSED TO HIDE SCUFF MARKES FROM BOOTS AND TO AVOID HAVING TO REPAINT OFTEN.
I did it, I finally made the time to paint the kitchen island and the color I picked was Sherwin William Privilege Green. I really loved my white painted cupboards but the seating side of the island was just to much up keep, it constantly had scuff marks from shoes (work boots) on it and I either had to crawl on my hands and knees and scrub it often or repaint it to cover them up.
I finally decided it was to much work, and the easiest solution was to paint it and distress it that way the scuff marks would never been seen. While hubby and the boys spent the week up north snowmobiling I decided to tackle the project. It took me three days to get the look I was going for but I’m happy to say…..I’m Loving It!!
The original paint color on the island was Sherwin Williams Lotus Pod so I didn’t need to redo that I went right over it with Sherwin Williams Yearling. It’s a natural color that mimics the color of wood in my opinion making it look like my original base color was wooden cabinets.
After that dried I painted on two coats of Sherwin Williams Privilege Green, then I patiently waited for it to get dark in the cabin. We have so many windows that I had to wait until it was completely dark to break out the projector to stencil the letters onto the island. I kept it simple with “Cabin On The Hill, Established 2005”. I felt like it wasn’t something I’d get tired of right away.
Once I had the letters traced on (using a pencil) I had to wait until morning to be able to see again with adequate light and proceeded to paint the words on using Sherwin Williams Black Fox. Let me say Black Fox is my new go to alternative to black. It’s the perfect color and not as harsh as black. Later that evening when all the paint was dry I hit it with my orbital sander to distress it.
I’m so happy I finally went with my gut and made the change, it really adds a little pop of color to the place and it’s a color that fits perfectly with the cabin.