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Monday, February 8, 2010

Antiquing my Cabinets


A couple months back I painted my medium oak cabinets off white. I finally got around to putting the stain on them that makes them look antique. This project was very simple yet very time consuming since I am a perfectionist.
Here are the cabinets painted cream....
I used Valspar Translucent color glaze from Home Depot and the color I chose was Mocha. I also used Valspar Kitchen and Bath enamel paint when I originally painted the oak cabinets white after sanding and using Valspar primer a few months back.To Strain the cabinet doors I brushed on a generous amount of stain in all the creases..... I then used an old t-shirt as a rag to wipes away excess paint not pressing to hard in the areas I wanted to be darker..... I used the same concept for the drawer fronts but with a gentler approach since the creases were not as deep in order to achieve the look....The cabinet in the left was before and the right is after... And here is the finished project...
Now all I need is new counter tops and appliances "Pretty Please"

6 comments:

Katrina said...

Looks fabulous! I love the plates you have over your cabinets as well.

Kelly said...

These look great! I love your kitchen!

MarvelousMOM said...

They look awesome!

Brandi said...

You rock!!! That is soo amazing. Can you please come to my house and do my cabinets???

molly susan strong said...

Looks great. That is my favorite glaze actually. I want to tell you that with my too many years to tell you of decorative painting...yes, I am that old, you may want to seal the doors with a matte waterbased poly. Glaze does not wear so well with washing and too much water. I take the same brown water based paint and add right to my poly and skip the glazing altogether. I am so glad I came by to see. You did a really fabulous job. Looks rich.

Andrea said...

This looks amazing! I really want to to this to my cabinets as well. They are really dark right now