I had no idea what a toe kick was and absolutely never paid any attention to it until I saw this gorgeous toe kick by Emily Henderson for Oh Joy. This post got me inspired to rethink the toe kick in our kitchen. We recently remodeled and painted the toe kick white like the rest of the cabinets. That was pre Emily Henderson obviously. I think having the toe kick a contrasting color adds another layer to the kitchen design. And with a little Glidden® paint, you can have that sucker updated in no time. So I decided to take the plunge ... well, almost. The great thing about this toe kick is it's VELCRO ... YEP VELCRO. I used velcro to put it on, so I can switch it out if I get sick of it. I'll share the full before and after photos of the kitchen remodel soon, but for now here's a little sneak peek ... so you can see the toe kick update. Maybe I'll switch out the hardware to leather pulls to tie the look together ... what do you think?
Glidden paint's Onyx Black
thin wood planks (cut to sizes you will need) or thin birch wood that you can cut with scissors (you can find this at craft stores)
velcro, nails, or stickies (to adhere your toe kick)
Cut the wood to the sizes of toe kick panels you will need. Most hardware or home improvement stores will do this for you. Alternatively, you can get pieces of super thin birch wood that you can cut with scissors. You can find paper thin birch wood at most craft stores. You will just need to be careful on the length. These come in limited lengths, so if you have long toe kick panels, you may not want to go this route ... unless you don't care about seams.
Paint your toe kick panels using Glidden paint's Onyx Black. You will want to match the finish to the finish of your cabinets. Let dry for 24 hours. Finally, fasten your toe kick with velcro, stickies, or nails to the current toe kick. Aaaaand you're done!
The thing I love about doing a toe kick with removable planks is you don't have to worry about drips on the grout. Also, the wood creates a super straight bottom line.
So what's the verdict? Do you like the white or black better?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Glidden paint through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Glidden paint, all opinions are my own.