Hello, Hello! So I know I have been promising pictures of my parents kitchen cabinets for awhile now and believe me, I have been dyeing to show them off! I went up to their house last weekend to take pictures and of coarse it ended up being a super cloudy/overcast day. Needless to say the pictures didn’t end up being as great as I had hoped, but I’m way too excited to wait any longer!
I am like a proud mama with her new baby with these cabinets. They were such a labor of love and quite a learning experience, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!
Does the desk chair look familiar? You can go here to see the before and after of that little gem! I love that it adds a little pop of color to that side of the room and also plays with the colors in the adjoining family room (watch for that transformation in an upcoming post!)
In this shot you can see the glaze. Don’t you just love how it settles into the recessed areas and adds a hint of country charm to the cabinets?
And because you KNOW I love a good before and after (who doesn’t?!?) … here’s how she looked before. Dated for sure …
This makes me want to paint my cabinets or maybe my island and hood … hmm the wheels are turning!
And for anyone wondering about paint color, it’s Dove White by Benjamin Moore with a custom mixed glaze over the top. For the glaze I used 1/4 parts stain (Minwax Dark Walnut) to 3/4 parts clear mixing glaze. Really you just have to play around with it until you get the desired result. And then a few coats of poly by Varathane in satin finished the look.
I already have a couple more cabinet projects lined up and can’t wait to get started! And you know I’ll keep you posted on it all! Have a great day!
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