Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Big Project

So ever since we moved in I've really wanted to re due the kitchen. We got a new stove and counter tops but the cabinets need something more (stove black and counters are dark). I need ideas. I don't want it all too dark since I hope someday to get a new fridge and I'd like it back to match the other appliances. I've thought about staining them or antiquing them but I'm not sure what to buy and how to apply! Any help out there?
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1 comment:

  1. If it were me, I would paint them. If done the right way, painting can look really nice. If you stain them they could turn out too dark and with your dark counters and appliances I think that might be too much. I am getting ready to paint my cabinets cream. There are a lot of different approaches to painted them. I would google it and find they way that sounds like something you would want to try. I am going to lightly sand them just to rough up the surface a little so it accepts the paint better. I am going to use a spray primer on the doors/drawers and a spray paint on them after that. Spray paint is easier, faster, and if you do a good job it looks more professional when you are done. I sprayed some of the spray paint on a paper and took it in to Home Depot. They color matched it so now I have a gallon of paint that matches the spray paint. I will use a foam brush to paint the cabinets with the gallon of paint. I don't want to spray pain inside since it is so stinky, plus the side of the cabinets will be easy since they are flat. It looks like your cabinets are pretty flat so you may not need to spray paint them. It may be easy to use the foam brush on them too. The main thing to remember when ever you are painting is to do THIN coats of paint. It is way better to have 3 or 4 thin coats than 1 or 2 thick coats. Thick coats of paint are more likely to peel and chip and they tend to look goopy.

    Good luck with whichever way you decided to go. If your cabinet doors are flat, it may be fun to add molding to them.



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