Ask anyone to describe their dream kitchen (real or fantasy), and they’ll most likely list an island as one of the required features. An additional surface for meal prep, a congregation hub during parties, a place to eat — what’s not to love about the kitchen island?
Aside from its multi-functionality, the island can also act as a visual centerpiece for the entire room. So, we decided to pay it its due respect. We turned to Dutch Boy for a simple way to jazz up the basic island into something more personalized and eye-catching.
The island pictured here has been painted with Dutch Boy Cabinet & Trim Paint in Antiquated Lace 017W for a charmingly warm finish. The porcelain-like finish of this paint fits seamlessly into the kitchen space.
Ready to Go Dutch?
- Dutch Boy Cabinet & Trim Paint (your choice of color)
- Angled paintbrush
- Mini woven roller cover and roller frame
- Mini trays
- Paint project tools (painter’s tape; drop cloth; clean, damp cloth)
- Remove any doors, drawers, and cabinet hardware from your island if necessary. Wipe down with clean, damp cloth.
- Lay down drop cloth to protect floors.
- Affix painter’s tape underneath the countertop.
- Use the painter’s tape to paint hard-to-reach areas first. Then paint the rest with the mini woven roller. Paint any drawers or doors separately, if applicable.
- Remove painter’s tape while paint is still damp. Allow paint to dry, following suggested dry times on paint can label.
- Paint an optional second coat for added durability.
- Reattach door, drawers, and cabinet hardware if necessary.