So, I went to Lowe's again tonight and waiting right there for me on the mismatch paint rack was $3 gallon of black paint! Now I know it is meant to be!
Just to be sure I sound *just* like H>V, this is the "inspiration" kitchen.
Also, while at Lowes a sales associate gave me a cup or so of tile grout from an open bag for free! I am going to try this recipe for chalkboard paint.