Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Updating, Painting, and Glazing Cabinets

Have you ever looked at your cabinets and thought about refinishing them, but don't know how or where to start? That is exactly how I felt for the first few years that I lived in my house. One day I decided I was going to do it...paint and refinish my cabinets. I didn't know how or even if they would turn out, but I knew I was going to try and am so glad I did. I just finished my cabinet in my downstairs half bathroom that I have been working on for the past few days. It was a lot of work, but well worth it.

Supplies used:


*TSP


*sandpaper


*electric sander


*beadboard


*decorative mouldings


*gorilla glue


*finish nails


*primer


*Martha Stewart "Heavy Cream" paint


*Purdy Paint brush


*paint roller


* Wipe-on Poly


*Valspar glaze in "Mocha"



I first thought long and hard about how I would accomplish a more custom and updated looking cabinet. I came up with a plan that included beadboard, mouldings, paint, glaze and new hardware.

Now to really get started...

First you'll need to prepare your cabinet's surface by cleaning it with TSP and sanding it thoroughly. I used an electric sander to make the job easier and quicker, but you could always sand it by hand too.

Next I measured and cut two pieces of beadbord and then glued it, using liquid nails, to the recessed part of my cabinet doors. Finally, I finished it off by framing the beadboard with a decorative a moulding. Also, I used three pieces of moldings to make a baseboard, just the perfect height, for the bottom of my cabinet.

Now it's time to prime. I used two coats of primer and then waited until the next day to apply the paint. I used two coats of paint as well. 24 hrs. later, when the paint was completely dry, I sanded the cabinet just a little bit to smooth out any rough spots or drips. You're almost done now...the glaze is so easy to apply. All you need to do is either wipe or brush a coat of glaze on, wait a minute or two and wipe some, most, or all of it off depending on how worn you want it to look. The directions on the back of the glaze say to wait one week after glazing to apply a clear protective coat (polyurethane). That is the point I am at, just waiting a couple more days to put the final protective coat on.

**Check back in a week or two, I am going to post a lot of ideas on updating any cabinet.** I can hardly wait...my bathroom is almost finished! I got this vintage inspired hardware at Pottery Barn.


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92 comments:

  1. Your cabinets look great! Well worth all your work!

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  2. Those turned out SO cute! I love the tile too. I really wanted to do that same tile in my bathroom, but went slightly darker due to 3 little boys and potty training. I see alot of people use gray grout with that tile now though, and sort of wish I just would have went with it. It's lookin' good!

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  3. Emily, I love how your bathroom cabinets came out! They look fabulous! What a difference the beadboard and trim make - wow. I'm so impressed. Also, love the color on your wall!

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  4. Your cabinets look so professional. You have such a talent for creating masterpieces. Your perfectionism pays off. Keep up the good work.

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  5. Emily,
    Thanks for becoming my newest blog follower. I wanted to send you an email but see an email on your blog. Have a great day!

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  6. Just beautiful! You're getting to be quite the tutorial expert too!

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  7. Wow, I am so impressed! Please keep up those great pictures for us. :)

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  8. LOVE the way your cabinet turned out!! You did a fantastic job, I love how you added the beadboard and trim to the doors. Great Job!!

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  9. They turned out Beautifully, Emily! You must be so excited to see it all coming together! I haven't started on my bathroom just yet, but I'm very anxious to get there after I finish the kitchen!

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  10. This looks awesome!!! I love the way you dressed up the cabinet with moulding! Looks so high end now!

    Great job!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  11. What a wonderful transformation. I've had pretty much the same idea to do my bathroom cabinets. Now that I've seen yours, I'm inspired to get started on mine.

    Janet

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  12. Fantastic, awesome job! What a transformation. You are awesome
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  13. I am planning to repaint my bathroom cabinets. Do I have to use an electric sander? Can you rent it?

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  15. Beautiful transformation! Love the beadboard...it gives so much personality!

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  17. Hi Emily - your cabinet looks amazing! I can't wait to see it all finished. Thanks for stopping by my blog. BTW - Your bucket projects are really adorable too!

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  18. Hi Emily! Welcome to my newbie party. You cabinets are amazing...really a great job you did. I heart the hardware too. Have fun!

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  19. Your cabinets look great! Love the beadboard.

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  20. Very beautiful!We are planning on refinishing our half bath cabinet.We were going to do antiqued black,but I am LOVING the cream.We refinished all of our kitchen cabinets about four years ago and it has taken us this long to build up the energy to refinish more:)!!!!LOT of work! Great job!

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  21. Looks amazing! You did a wonderful job!

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  22. It looks great, Emily! I love the molding you added to it ~ it really makes a difference in the look. Love the hardware, too!

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  23. What an AMAZING transformation! Love the addition of the beadboard.

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  24. Wowzie....so worth the effort! This looks great! Job well done.
    xo,
    Sena

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  25. Love your cabinets. You've done a great job with the re-do, love the new color! Looks fabulous.

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  26. You did a truly incredible job. I heart your hardware as well. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. I also host a link party that opens each Tuesday night at 8pm EST. I hope you add this post to the party. It's amazing.

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  27. I love the new cabinets! You did a fabulous job!

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  29. Thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  30. That looks awesome! Way to rock it!! I found you through Women Who Do It All and I'm your newest follower! Would love it if you got a chance to check me out sometime! Great job!

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  31. Love it! The beadboard adds just the perfect touch!!!

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  32. I'm contemplating taking on my kitchen cabinets. That's the look I want. And it's beautiful!

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  33. Visiting from Cindy's Show and Tell Friday. Your cabinets look great. You did a beautiful job.

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  34. Thanks for this post. I am in this exact postion with a house full of cabs I am dying to do this to...or at least paint and glaze. I am most impressed with how you added the moldings and beaded board though! It looks great.

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  36. I am getting ready to paint and glaze my cabinets in the kitchen. So glad I found this link - now I am going to add the trim too!! I have scrolled through several linky parties today - just like everyone I have been picking random things that catch my eye and I believe this is the third thing I have clicked on that was yours!! You have great ideas!! New follower!! :o)

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  37. What a great job you did! I need to try this in my laundry room. It's overdue an updated look. I'm your newest follower and can't wait to tag along.

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  38. These are absolutely gorgeous! The beadboard was a great idea to add that extra touch and custom look. Great job!

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  40. Absolutely beautiful. I wonder if I could manage to pull the same look off with 28 doors in my kitchen....Maybe 10 years down the road with no little ones around :-)

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  41. I found you At The Picket Fence and wound up here. I would love to do this to my kitchen cabinets...they are so plain. Thanks for a great tutorial on this and also on the mouldings. I'm not sure I can do this myself but I'm going to try and figure things out. Did you have to caulk around the mouldings on the doors? I can't wait to look around your blog some more. I'm following you now...thanks again. ~Ann

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  42. I love how this looks, and I love that I have the same plain jane doors at my house that need to be updated!

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  43. Your cabinets look so beautiful!! Painting them white would have made them prettier, but adding the trim and beadboard made them over the top gorgeous!!

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  44. Beautiful! I love the glaze you chose! It really adds depth to the cabinet finish.

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  45. I do envy you for having such creative skills. Creating better things out of simple ones. I am really no good in painting that is why you're glazed cabinet really fascinates me.

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  46. Love what you did with cabinet. Would like to try it on my kitchen cabinets, Beautiful job!!!

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  47. I really love your cabinet and I wanted to have like that. White painting gives the light color and it become looks new. I think you inspired all of your readers.

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