Updating kitchen cabinets without paint

The effect of the new color scheme is more sophisticated and peaceful. You can actually remove the plastic coating (thermofoil) before painting, and some people recommend doing that before painting.However, our The painters draped Allison’s dining table with a dropcloth and painted the cabinet doors with a fine little roller, using paint cans as pedestals.If I walk into a kitchen that has dark brown cabinets, I know it was installed in the last 10 years.If it’s an orangy, ginger coloured, shaker style cabinet, I know that it was installed in the late 90’s early 2000, if the cabinets are oak (keep reading), well you get the picture!(as you can see along the “whiter” edge in the picture below) And that’s the great thing about Chalk Paint®…sanding, I just went right to it. When I repainted this time I decided to remove the remaining door and create open shelves.**EDITED to add— I used approximately 3/4 Pure to 1/4 white.** Thank goodness, right? (as seen in photo further down) I love it this way…love being able to showcase my blue Mason jars. (3-27-17) I am planning on using another paint for my laundry room cabinets (and giving my laundry room a coastal/farmhouse makeover for the One Room Challenge that starts in April). I LOVE the Chalk Paint and it’s held up beautifully but I want to try out another paint that’s also easy to use and I also love.These finial pieces were a little bit too short…so we simply took a couple of pieces of scrap wood and cut them into squares so that they fit perfectly on top of the base of the circle and then under the cabinet.Then we glued them to the big circle with Gorilla Wood Glue. Then we added a touch of white painter’s caulk to fill any cracks.

We removed the screws because we did not want to screw them in. But so much has transpired since then…it’s been tough to get around to writing about it.Plus, I have this fabulous, wonderful, awesome camera that I am still a bit (a LOT) clueless about using. So, great photos or not, it is time to share my kitchen cabinet makeover with Chalk Paint. I had originally painted those dark brown stained cabinets with a cream colored latex (from Lowe’s called “Milk Paint”) inside and out.Although I had heard it could be done with chalk paint, I really didn’t know it was possible with latex paint.Let me reword that: possible, maybe, but advisable? Allison really wanted to do something to update her kitchen, but didn’t have the budget to change the vinyl flooring, the countertops, or the backsplash.

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