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Kitchen Cabinet Renovation

This kitchen cabinet renovation was done by Heidi from Lily Field Furniture in Vanilla Frosting, Smoky Quartz, and Tough Coat. Come see how she did it!
Recently I finished up a Kitchen Cabinet Renovation for a client and I am so excited to share with you! This is a truly epic before and after and just goes to show how far a little paint can take you!
Here's what I used:
3 quarts Vanilla Frosting
1.25 pints Smoky Quartz glaze
2 quarts Tough Coat
I honestly think a normal user would require even less of the paint and top coat. Since I sprayed there is some over spray to take account for!
Before this kitchen was dark and dated. The cabinets were solid wood and in good shape so painting them made the most sense for my client.
I visited with my client and took a look at the finishes they were having put into the kitchen (new counters and back splash). After seeing all of that we settled on Vanilla Frosting for the initial cabinet color.
I went ahead and used a strong cleaner solution to wipe down all of the surfaces BEFORE sanding. Make sure you do this step in order if attempting on your own! If you sand first you are just pushing the dirt and grease into the surface. Always clean first and then sand!
Obviously with Country Chic Paint you wouldn't normally have to sand your project. With this being a kitchen it is highly recommended. There is so much grease and grime in a kitchen and proper prep up front will save you stress and headaches later!
Since these cabinets were dark in it's existing finish I did choose to prime with a Shellac base primer just to be proactive and guard against any bleed through. After the primer was dried I applied the Vanilla Frosting Paint.
Once the paint was applied we decided to distress and glaze the cabinets with Country Chic Paints new glaze products that are new on the market! I used Smoky Quartz for the color and worked cabinet by cabinet door- small sections at a time.
The glaze is extremely easy to use and almost has the consistency of chocolate pudding! I simply brushed it on in the direction of the wood grain and then wiped off with a damp rag. The extra dimension gave the cabinets the perfect depth to match the rest of the kitchen finishes!
To finish off the cabinets I used Tough Coat to protect the paint. I used 2 coats just to ensure a sturdy durable finish for this high traffic area!
What do you think about the finished product??
Quite the difference, isn't it?!

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  • Karla @ Small Town Rambler
    Karla @ Small Town Rambler Waynesboro, VA
    on Jul 28, 2015

    Great job! Looks much better!

  • Vanessa
    Vanessa Villa Rica, GA
    on Jul 28, 2015

    Beautiful job!

  • Country Chic Paint
    Country Chic Paint Canada
    on Jul 29, 2015

    Thanks for checking out the post @Karla @ Small Town Rambler and @Vanessa !

  • Lisa Joslin
    Lisa Joslin Westminster, SC
    on Aug 2, 2015

    These are identical to my cabinets and I absolutely hate them. Thanks for showing wht can be done to make them better!! What cleaning solution did you use to clean them before sanding?

  • MaryAnn Jensen
    MaryAnn Jensen Amsterdam, NY
    on Aug 2, 2015

    Great job !!! A totally new look for your kitchen !!!!

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