Something I didn’t mention in my recent post about painting thermofoil cabinets (you can see them here) is that I was also painting this kitchen in the same week. I really don’t know how I did it and even managed to have Thanksgiving in the same week! I guess it’s because I truly love what I do and transforming homes and furniture is a dream come true for me.
I started with these pickled oak cabinets. They were in great solid condition and just needed updating. My client had already painted her kitchen, installed a new backsplash and beautiful granite. All that was left was to make these cabinets beautiful.
I focused my attention on the island first. I am a big fan of black cabinets. I know many people think black is too dark and makes a room seem smaller but I COMPLETELY disagree. Black furniture can add so much richness to a room and take an island that once was an eyesore and make turn it into a focal point.
I started by removing the doors and painting them first.
Then I worked on the island skeleton.
I used Reclaim brand paint in Licorice on the island. This is the truest black I’ve found on the market. Reclaim is a WONDERFUL paint that I buy from my friend Kathy over at Petticoat Junktion. It doesn’t require priming or waxing. I can’t say enough good things about it. Contact Kathy and try it. You’ll love it.
The island got two coats all over with about two hours drying time in between. Then I did a little distressing to the doors and drawers and reinstalled the hardware.
Stay tuned to see the main cabinets in Chateau Grey coming soon.
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