Kitchen Cabinets

January 17th, 2010 in member junk     
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Finished Kitchen Cabinets.  These little pretties were once a VERY UGLY maple color with lots of darker stain on the scrolly routed stuff (I believe that is the technical term?!).  To top it off they had antique brass pulls. 

I sanded the doors, drawers, and surrounds.  I also beat them up with a chain and meat mallot, what else?  I then gave them two coats of red paint and wiped, brushed, and splattered black stain on top!  I originally wanted rubbed bronze hardware, but it just didn't work. So I went with black.  The kitchen is small, so the red works really well.  If it were any bigger, I think it would be toooo much! 

We'll eventually do harwood floors...but what kind of countertop?? Help!



Pattern or design used: My own design - wendy jackson
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, eclectic, furniture, funky, whimsical, fun, kitchen, black, dining room, red

Comments (10)

artteachergirl writes: Love the cabinets. I eventually want concrete counter tops,but for now as a quick fix I used the Rustoleum counter top paint. It works beautifully. I have a post showing my counter tops on JMS if you want to take a look. Posted: 12:38 am on January 23rd
CottageElements writes: Great job on the cabinets. What a transformation! I actually have black granite, and though it might be a little high maintenance, I love it and love look. Have you ever heard of granite transformations? They actually are granite they do over your existing counter-tops. I thought they sounded interesting. There is also a product called Cambria, which is suppose to be close to granite. I'd check 'em all out and see which wears the best, and which look you like the best. Be sure to show us after pics!

Lani Posted: 11:50 am on January 19th
shabbychick writes: Very nice job on your cabinets, and what a nice pop of color!

Kathy Posted: 11:22 am on January 19th
RustyDiva writes: I'm also redoing my kitchen ~ what a coincidence! Check out the high definition laminate they have now. Some of it has the look of granite but not the price tag and it's easier to care for. You did a great job on the cabinets! Way to go. Posted: 10:17 am on January 19th
fellowjunker writes: A wonderful job.....that is next on my list...painting the kitchen cabinets....but I really wish you could come over and do it!
xojanis Posted: 1:58 pm on January 18th
slclay29 writes: Love the cabinets!! I am still in the process of doing my kitchen. Current cabinets same ugly maple which I hate and I was thinking of painting them a dark red. (Been trying to convince my hubby) I actually have soapstone counters, which I love. Got counters from an auction after they tore down the school. They were used in the science lab. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I have an idea of what I want! Posted: 1:50 pm on January 18th
suewhitney writes: These are beautifully done. I know what you mean about that ugly maple color...I had them all over my house. TeHe. Way to go!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:12 pm on January 18th
greencolleen writes: i like soapstone but its pricey , i went with wood got at lumber liquidators was actually less expensive than laminate. reason is because you dont have to pay for installation. also i wanted rustic if it gets dented or scratched just sand out also used the wood counter oil stuff from ikea . my sis has granite tiles several have cracked. i have seen where they have done pine 2x4 that was pretty cool. do also like the concrete. please update us, we are curious souls ;). cabinets look great ;) Posted: 10:03 am on January 18th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Nice! We just redid our kitchen and went with wood (Ikea) countertops w/natural tung oil finish. I love them! You can get a peek at (I still have pics to load for the finale) Otherwise, I would do a granite, soapstone or concrete (see Sue's kitchen on the JMS DVD). Look forward to the final reveal! ~judi ;) Posted: 11:30 pm on January 17th
alicemom writes: My vote for counter tops is soap stone! Wish i had gotten it instead of granite. Good beating up job!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:45 pm on January 17th
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