I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, so I tried an overall glaze:
The cabinet door on the left has the glaze on it. I like this look - kind of an old world, worn look - but this would involve glazing everything - doors and frame.
So I tried the pin stripe option:
The door on the left has the pin stripe glaze. I love it! Adds a bit of depth and character to the cabinets, and the doors are pretty much the same color, so I can leave the frames alone.
Here is a quick before picture:
I am so happy with the results!
And the best part? It cost about $30 total and took an afternoon to complete.
Here is a step-by-step:
You will need a glaze (in the paint department at the paint store) and a pint of whatever color paint you want. I chose a dark brown. For those of you that are more adventurous, a color like red or blue might look cool!!
You also need a foam brush and lots and lots of rags.
1. Mix the glaze and paint together in a small mixing container. I did a 2:1 ratio - 2 parts paint to 1 part glaze. The more glaze you use, the easier it is to wipe off and clean up mistakes.
Apply the paint/glaze combo into the crevasses on your cabinets. It's okay to be messy with it - that is the beauty of working with glaze. It is very forgiving.
Wipe it off! It's as easy as that. With the pin stripe technique, the idea is to leave the paint in the crevasses, so wipe around it.
What a difference!
I plan on changing out the hardware to something a bit more traditional.
Ahhh, the sign of a productive day.
Hope you all like it!
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