Updating kitchen cabinets without paint
Of this 3-pack, I would use the largest and smallest brushes most often. I use Purdy or Wooster brand brushes on almost any project I do.It really does make a difference on the finished product.If you're embarking on a kitchen redesign project, one of the most efficient ways to update the look of your kitchen is by repainting kitchen cabinets.This fairly simple DIY project can add color and life to your kitchen and make cabinets of just about any age and condition seem new.When it comes to laying out and hooking up a washing station, simple plumbing hookups that have not been relocated from their initial locations may be a fit for DIYers with moderate to expert skills.Because major complications can arise if things are not properly hooked up, it's often worth the expense to leave all plumbing hookups to licensed professionals.I used a sample quart to repaint the entire set of uppers. Once the cabinets were dry (and the kid was asleep) I started painting. I originally bought two cans of chalk paint (one Old White and one Duck Egg Blue.) If you use white paint, it will take several coats to achieve the look you want. Yes, but if you have an iced coffee/wine and some good music, you’ll be set. I don’t have time to think about my cabinets too often. I used two different colors because I think it makes the kitchen feel a little bigger with white on top. Yes, I think chalk painting the cabinets was a fast, affordable and easy way to makeover our kitchen. I did not take the doors off or prime the cabinets. You may end up needing two cans of white depending on the number of cabinets you’ll be painting. I waxed the cabinets over the course of a week, during Ada’s naps or while everyone was sleeping. I have never made a big production of waxing them again but instead do touch-ups. I also think two different colors gives you a more custom-look.
When all else fails, always know that going all white in a kitchen is best for investment purposes.
The Duck Egg Blue went on so well, I did two coats and still had paint leftover to use on a few other projects. If you’ve never used wax before, it may be a good idea to chalk paint and wax a piece of furniture first to get the hang of waxing. I love this tutorial by Cindy from Simply Reinvented. Here is an area on my cabinets that didn’t get enough wax. I pick up a sample pot of chalk paint () from my local stockist and touch up the areas if the paint has been damaged (as above.) If there is a water stain, which happens once-in-a-blue-moon when the wax has been worn thin, I just add more wax and buff the area out.