Please consider the era of your home when you are designing your kitchen!!The most beautiful kitchen renovation in a 1905 home that I have ever seen was designed by Susan Dossetter and Andrew Skurman and featured in House Beautiful magazine.One of the worst mistakes is when a homeowner installs an 80’s kitchen (for example) in a turn-of-the-century character home.Especially those white melamine cabinets with the strip of oak on the bottom of each door. : If I do this during spring break from March 10th-18th, I could conceivably revamp my whole kitchen in a week including the 2 poly coats to protect the cabinets. I wish she had bigger photos to share, but even in these small ones you can tell a MAJOR difference. So I took a drawer, followed her instructions with a few modifications and here are my results: Vanity before: First coat: Second Coat: Third & final coat hardware: SQUEE. The prep of the door took 2 minutes and to apply each coat took 2-3 minutes tops. The longest part of this process is waiting 24 hours for each coat to dry, but that’s cool.Finally, since I used an oil-based paint I skipped the priming step. If you can wait, give it a few days to avoid smudges when you flip them over.
Certain wood types, like pine, are better suited to whitewashing techniques, but cabinets made of oak can also be whitewashed through a process called pickling.Backsplash: 1” blue-gray glass mosaic tiles found at Tile Outlet Ltd. I used the foam roller at first and then went back with the Purdy brush to pull through and even it out and give it more of a “wood grain” look. Oh, and open all doors and windows and order take-out for dinner. in Chicago for .99/square foot I followed these instructions in stages because I didn’t have room to paint all the drawers and doors at the same time. I wiped them down with damp paper towels and let it dry. Preparing the Cabinet Doors Whitewashing the Cabinets Community Q&A In the past, the whitewash process for cabinets involved mixing ordinary white paint with a thinner to create a white stain, creating inconsistencies in the cabinets' color.Today, whitewash wood stains are commercially available and easy to apply.