Refinishing your cabinets, installing new doors and drawer fronts, refacing your existing cabinets with wood veneer or RTF (rigid thermo foil) laminate, installing new cabinet hardware, and making your kitchen more efficient with storage solutions all can go a long way toward making your kitchen a more attractive and useful place.If you've been around long, you know I'm a big fan of both dramatic budget-minded makeovers and white kitchens. Ashley was working with a very dated knotty pine kitchen — I mean, knotty pine cabinets, knotty pine paneling, there was a LOT going on in that old home!The striations and colors will differ each time you use the product, so it’s best to tackle the whole kitchen at once so that you develop a relatively consistent pattern.Be sure to get grease off completely with a scouring pad and rinse well with water (specific instructions are available in the kit or on Giani’s website).Faux-bois tiles from 14Ora Italiana create a functional focal point in the kitchen of this seaside New York bungalow, while a cheery red mixer, mugs, and vintage stools pop against the ocean-inspired backdrop.The kitchen cabinets are painted Oasis Blue by Benjamin Moore, and the walls are coated in Benjamin Moore's Spring Mint.Give instant visual interest to your kitchen by mixing and matching multiple materials and textures.
You're not alone, and there are good reasons for taking on the project.
An up-to-date kitchen adds significant value to your home: In most cases, you can regain your investment (and then some) in equity.
Along with that, your kitchen is a focal point of your home, and you should enjoy spending time there.
After the primer dries for eight hours, you’re ready to apply mineral colors with a sponge.
Practice first on a sheet of construction paper to get a feel for making random patterns — you don’t want to make stripes or streaks, just flowing waves of color. After a light sanding, you’ll apply topcoat as the final step, which will also need four hours to dry.