February 5, 2013

Tidbit Tuesday (Kitchen Cabinets)

A few days ago I shared our Kitchen Redo. I still look around and wonder if I'm in my house. We went back and forth trying to decide what to do to brighten the space. It seemed like doing anything to the cabinets was going to be a huge risk. I mean what would we do if we didn't like it? We don't really have tons of experience in this area. Finally we decided to just go for it.  It was the best decision and I'm so glad I went through with it. We used the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations kit.

Rust-Oleum 1fl oz Interior Satin Light Base Paint Paint and Primer in One

There is a wealth of information available online, so many reviews and stories. I highly recommend this kit! It comes with just about everything you need. You can choose any color you can imagine (you don't have to choose the ones off the box). Then you take the kit up to the paint counter and they add the color to the base. We got the large size and even had a little left over. I have a couple tidbits to help you out if you decide to to be brave and redo your cabinets.

#1 Follow through with the entire process. I completed the first step and was afraid wondering if It was working. I completed the second step and was really freaked wondering what I got myself into. I completed the third step and thought, oh my I don't think I like this. Thankfully I kept going and the last step really made it. The directions say that the glaze step is optional but I can't imagine not doing it. I didn't like the way it was looking without the glaze.

#2 Don't paint the entire back of the cabinet doors.

It helps to have a spot with no paint so that you can flip the door over sooner and paint the other side and not worry about smudges or dents. It also gives the doors character and depth, something unique. You will want to paint the frame of the inside because it provides a finished line.

#3 When you take the drawers and doors off label them. I use letters and numbers. For example I will put the letter O on the inside of the door and the letter O on the inside of the frame where the door goes back. Another reason why you shouldn't paint the entire inside of the door is that you don't have to move the labels around. When I was reading the cabinet transformation instructions it said to draw up a sketch of where each cabinet door goes. Your time is precious just do it my way it will save you.

#4 Finally caulk is your friend. Get the kind you can paint over. It's super user friendly and smooths and cleans up easy with a little water. Any gaps, holes, or screws you want to cover just caulk, smooth and then paint.

1 comment:

  1. Wow these cabinets are really very attractive and superb designed, I loves them. I am thinking to use similar idea for my pantry remaking...Thanks you are ding amazing work for us...
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