Here is what I started with...
Very yellow and very dirty! Look at those baseboards...eeeewwwww. I took a scrubber and scrubbed the baseboards before I started and I taped along the edge of the island near the cabinets.
Then it was time to get painting! The color I used is Moonshine by Benjamin Moore in the Matte finish. I love that the paint is not shiny, but is still washable. We currently have paint that is not washable...boo hoo! Since the paint has been on our walls for about 7 years that is not a good thing (especially with kids). What were we thinking??!!
I did not tape along the baseboards or around the corbels (since I paint so much I can free hand those edges).
Awesome is all I can say about the color!!
Out with the yellowish tone and in with the grayish tone. As I stared at the island for about 20 minutes something just wasn't working for me.
The corbels just didn't look good with the black stools or the new paint color. I am pretty sick of our cabinet color so that probably doesn't help. Just. Too. Orangy. I can't change the cabinets right now, but why not paint the corbels?
I taped around the edge and got out the primer and paint.
Starting with a sponge brush I primed the corbels first.
If I did it again I would probably do another coat of primer, but I guess I was hurrying and was running out of patience...ha! After 2 coats of paint it still needed another. Wait, wait, wait...I waited about 45 minutes to an hour in between each coat.
It took 3 coats of Behr White Zero VOC to complete the project.
Loving how fresh and clean it looks (the last pic has a glare from the stools that I could not seem to get rid of!).
Should I have painted the corbels? What about the wall? I guess we'll see more when the entire room is done, but so far I really like the change...yippee!