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January 31, 2012

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Dawn @ The Feathered Nest

WONDERFUL!!!! I just love the transformation Karla!!!! And I always love the toothbrush trick....it's part of my class too :) I know Beth must love the change ~ such good buddies you guys are! xxoo, Dawn

Susan Reaney

Yes...#4. it looks wonderful and six hours. You are good workers, though!!! That is such a pretty wreath, Karla. I think I am going to pin it...with your name on it, of course!
Hugs,
Suz

Sharon, Morrison Mercantile

paint it the color of the cabinets so they all blend. Painting it the wall color and glazing it, will had a 3rd color to the room.
Watching this makes me want to paint my cabinets, and I have a lot of them. I hate my cabinets.

sandy

Karla, In the past I have lightly sanded the surface of my dishwasher and painted it with the primer and paint so it matched my cabinets. It really helps to eliminate an odd colored dishwasher. I like the color of my applianes to match. I never had one until my last house when I bought it myself, so I had take the color to it myself. I never had peeling or cracking. I'd paint the door the same as the cabinets. to me it would match better.
Sandy

Kathy

I vote #4 so the door just sort of vanishes. I'm glad you decided to paint it. It really popped out in the light room and this will be much better. By the way, I did try the Glidden Gripper, on your recommendation, and I LOVE it!

Tricia k. Johnson

Hi Karla, I'm beginning to wonder….seriously…do you sleep?
Ever???
Your just too cute!!!
And on a side note…your son… be proud!!! How fortunate are the both of you ~ being he's able to live safely above your studio yet have his independence too!!!
Such Sweet Blessings!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day,.
Tricia
P.S. ~ I've started working on your/my Bird Song #2 Event goodies ~ which equals ~ fun for me!!!

Thespoena McLaughlin

Excellent tutorial! Thanks! I have the same ugly dated "light" wood cabinets and have thought of painting them, but this house ain't that great and didn't want to spend that much effort on it. Now I think I might give it a try! Thanks a bunch!

Ginger

Karla I have gold cabinet tops. Can a person paint them or would it chip and peel off. You did a wonderful job on the cabinets. I painted my walnut cabinets white a couple of years ago.

jeanie

These look really pretty and I'm especially happy to hear about the bonding primer. I'm not sure when I'll have time to tackle this, but one thing holding me back was having to strip or sand. Thanks!

Beth Leintz

Right now the door is #3. I like how it blends into the wall, but I might try the faux finish. Thanks again!

liz

Looks fantastic - I have been wanting to paint a glossy vanity, thanks for the info about the primer. Oh, and I vote for #3 same color as the cabinets, it appears to be a small space so I think doing a faux treatment on the door might get a bit busy.

lisa

Love the change, but you forgot step 6. Get friends from Kansas to come paint your kitchen!
I agree with disturbing dark doors & trim when everything is light. I have a love/hate with magnets. I love to put the kids pics up on the fridge but it gets so bogged down sometimes when I open the door an avalanche of paper comes pouring down on me!
Lisa

Soarenth

You got all that done in 6 hours? *mind boggles* Wow, you are good.

Either way she decides to finish painting the door, I suspect Beth will think of you and your whirlwind talent every time she uses the kitchen.

Jen

Wow your home is just beautiful!!!

Tanya

What type of brushes did you use when painting the cabinets for a smooth finish? So glad I found your website before I sanded. I started sanding and thought I would google and see if I could paint furniture and cabinets without sanding first. Whew! You have saved me so much time and energy. Thank you.

Karla Nathan


I dont usually care about smooth surfaces, those will require sanding between coats. I prefer a timeworn look, a little rough.

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Sharon

Love the tutorial. Thanks a bunch!

Are you still happy having painted over the hinges on the cabinet doors?
I have several linen closet cabinets to do, and think I can put the primer on without getting very close to the hinges. I was wondering if I "painted" on a thin coat of Vaseline with a small paint brush, and was careful not to drag that into my top coats, that it might work so I don't have to take off the doors.
What do you think? I have seen several on pinterete using Vaseline to keep the top paint off of some of the under coats for distressing.

Karla Nathan


Ive never tried Vaseline. But I like the look of painted hinges, so Im happy with mine that way. I like the hardware to blend in, not stand out, but that is a personal preference.


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Melissa

How long did you let the primer dry?

Karla Nathan


We started painting the first cabinet as soon as we finished priming the last. The whole job was done in a day.


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Bridgette

I apologize if someone has already asked you this, but what if the kitchen cabinets are not real wood, pressed board covered with a fake veneer wood. Is it still okay to use the primer? Will it make the fake wood swell? Thank you for all the great advice.

Karla Nathan


No problem. You are fine with primer over fake wood, if its laminate you might want a stronger primer, maybe oil based.


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