Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rescued are the ugly, plain, maple cabinets, I turned into something FABULOUS!!

The original cabinets (light maple)

So my latest project was painting my cabinets in the master bath.  Originally, they were a light maple color with shiny silver knobs.  The transformation was   AMAZING!

The primer is on after sanding down the cabinets!

gray-tinted Bullseye primer used

Once primer is dry, sand again, and start painting!!  I first used a roll brush, but found that I liked the look of using the paint brush better.  

1st coat of black satin latex paint, sand a little, then apply 2nd coat.  

Distress the edges and corners as much as you like, ( I like a lot of distressing)!  Try and get through all the paint to reveal the wood underneath.  Stain those areas, I chose a darker brown stain pen that I bought at Lowes.  The stain pen is definitely less messy and easy to apply!
I finished by using Paste Finishing Wax, also bought at Lowes.
They turned out GREAT!!!
I do need to give credit to a tutorial that I found on Pinterest for giving me a few pointers...
forgot to add that I sanded, then spray painted those silver knobs!  I used an oil rubbed bronze spray paint I found at... you guessed it... LOWES!!!  love that store!