Another Kitchen Update

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We bought this house for our son and even though the kitchen is beautiful and I even like the look of black cabinets, the paint job was terrible, unfinished and chipping. So I had to paint.

You can see what color they were before if you look at the baseboards.

You can also see how it is chipping.

I decided to paint only the outside to preserve the beautiful original wood shelves inside.

This part wasn't even painted!! and they used black stain in some areas and black paint in others  go figure!

I sanded everything with a round electric sander enough so that it would take paint. I decided to use oil-base paint because you can do it with just one coat and it will last forever without chipping or peeling or scratching. Weather was good so I opened all the windows and doors. No one is living in this house yet, so it was safe.

After it was all sanded and cleaned, I proceeded to paint using a small foam roller and a good 1 1/2 inch brush.

I did all this in about three or four days to allow drying time.

After it was all dry, I glazed it all with water-base glaze and brown paint to age it or give it a "rustic" touch.

Then, added the existing hardware to the drawers, but upside down (longhorns) because my son is an "Aggie"  (inside joke for UT and TX A&M students).

Here it is all done. The small table at the center does not go there. But we are building an island to put there. I will post that project when it is finished. It will have a live edge Cedar counter.

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  • Dhana Dhana on Apr 19, 2020

    bought your son a house? would you like to buy me one too?

  • Joan Stanley Joan Stanley on Apr 22, 2020

    Gig 'em! Done good!

  • Fam5 Fam5 on May 16, 2020

    You said you finished it with the glaze and a brown paint but didn’t list paint in the materials. What kind of paint? Did you mix it to paint it on?

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  • Phyllis K Phyllis K on May 03, 2021

    Very nice! I'm looking for ideas for my kitchen cabinets & I really like this. Clever idea for the handles.

  • Lag50991477 Lag50991477 on May 04, 2021

    Cabinets look spectacular! May I ask what color of paint you used before the brown glaze?

    • Carolina's Art Carolina's Art on May 04, 2021

      Oh dear! I do not remember. I probably found a nice gray in the "oops" section at Home Depot at the time (Eggshell or satin finish). If you really want to know, I can check in the garage next time I go to my son's house.