Updating almond melamine cabinets
I find it makes cooking food for kids who never eat anything way more enjoyable. For just a couple of hundred dollars you can completely change the look of your kitchen.While the outcome is usually gorgeous, I get nervous thinking about doing all of those steps exactly right so as not to really mess up the largest focal point of one of the most used rooms in the home. In early February, Rust-Oleum hosted me in New Orleans for a little hands-on time with a new product designed to take the worry out of updating your kitchen cabinets – Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations.They promised no sanding, no stripping, and no priming with the new product, and I wanted to call their bluff. The Rust-Oleum family of brands includes some of my favorite products, including my beloved Zinsser line of primers, so I figure they know what they are talking about. We’ll just burn the house down when the boys move out. And they held up pretty well for the first two years. I think our biggest problem is that each of our doors and drawers still have child proof locks on them. But I do find the white cabinets get dirty around the knobs. I just sanded the area down a bit, just to get it smooth. I did have to repaint the entire front of that door or drawer front. Before I painted this kitchen the dated honey oak cabinets had water damage in a few areas. I used regular old latex paint in semi-gloss (allows you to wipe it down). My husband and I joke that there’s no point in cleaning.
When transforming your cabinets using the lighter colors, I recommend using a light hand with the glaze and really just work it into the corners instead of spreading it all over.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. I never understand those people on House Hunters who declare their hatred for white kitchen cabinets. I have painted my kitchen cabinets in my last three homes. Upon first glance, the price seems a little spendy, but once I calculated the cost of sandpaper primer paint protective coating a lot more time, I decided that it was well worth the price. We also got a hands-on experience with the sister product, Countertop Transformations. Also, since this product can be used on so many different surfaces, there are many other items you can transform with the kit, such as LAMINATE FURNITURE! An (easier) way to paint laminate furniture than my original tutorial. I know all of you who have been emailing me about your laminate bookcases and dressers are doing a happy dance right about now. I’d love to get your opinion and answer any questions you may have in the comments – and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll get in touch with the fine folks at Rust-Oleum and find the answer for you.