Kitchen re-do...

****update For Tuesday**** So glad that yall came back! I did find my knobs and even put them on. I wanted to have pictures taken and posted first thing for yall. Well.... With that storm it's been cloudy here and my pictures are way too dark. I will try again later... Sorry..Come on out sunshine, where are you. I need to take some pictures ! *********************





Hey ya'll. I'm so exicted to share this post with all of you! Remember during the tour I showed yall this guest bathroom?

I showed you these cabinets that I had painted and glazed. So many of you asked how I did it... Well I thought I would just do a small project to give you a few pointers. Please note that I am by far not a professional and Im almost certain I did it the wrong way... but it worked for me, smile...

I thought I would start on something easy...nahhhh lets go BIG..lets do my kitchen!

I have been going back in forth in my mind..black vs antique white with a glaze...

So I went shopping and bought me two of these fancy things.. I saved big time by not buying wood...

Got some paint and primer

A little bottle of glaze

These wipes are new to me... they are kinda sticky. You just wipe up your dust after sanding.. neat!

sand paper...a must have! Now that you ran out and got all of that stuff... Sand, sand,sand...when you think you have sanded enough...trust me... sand somemore!

I wiped everything down with a damp cloth first then came back with that sticky wipe cloth. Now you are ready to prime...

I let mine dry overnight. Usually I rush to paint but it was like midnight so I thought I should take a small break. I got up and started to paint!

You must wait until your paint is dry... When its dry then you will be able to start on your glaze. I used a small brush to get into the cracks.

There is no right or wrong way to do this. With the glaze that I used they said I would have about 15 minutes of play time... Not really... it drys pretty fast

When you think you have enough... wipe it off...

You can always add more

I found that I needed a damp rag as well.

My little secret to share with all of you...a toothpick! This helps for a few days just till it gets good and dry.

Here is a sneak peek... Im off shopping for those perfect knobs... Hopefully I will find them and then I can show all of you the before and after!

60 comments:

  1. So is it really as easy as you make it seem???? I guess the sanding is the worst part??..... Cause I am wanting to do my old cabinets and yours look GREAT!!!!

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  2. Good Morning Miz Susie, what a huge project you've taken on. I can't wait to see when you're all done. I've always wondered how the antiqueing stuff worked as I have a little three drawer chest I'd like to use it on. So far it looks great what you've shared with us. And looks like you spent your weekend being the DIY Queen ~smiles~ have a restful day!

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  3. That is a great tutorial! I have a cabinet I'm thinking of doing with this technique!

    My cabinets are done with a glaze! Diane

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  4. Thanks, Susie!

    I am still debating what to do with my kitchen cabinets as well, so I will be watching your progess for sure!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    Bella

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  5. I know the end result is going to be great. I think soon I will give this a try in my bathroom. You have been working like crazy haven't you? way to go!

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  6. Your cabinets look great! I hate how made it seem a lot easier than it was FOR ME! lol Did you paint the backs of your doors? I noticed on some tv shows they didn't paint the back of the doors, but I did. That is something that took me forever. The DOORS!

    By the way, I bought all my new knobs and hinges on ebay. They are a LOT cheaper and shipping wasn't too bad either.

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  7. Looking good Susie! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  8. Great tutorial Miss Susie! I have to ask...do you sleep? I just can't seem to wrap up any of my projects during the summer. I am longing for cooler weather and some "crafty time". I am already making out my Christmas list and dreaming about Dean Martin singing Christmas carols and the smell of gingerbread baking...I think the kids being home and the 104degree weather here in OK is making me hallucinate. Smiles Paula

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  9. I can't wait to see the finished project! We painted our cabinets when we moved into our house. It was number one on the list!

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  10. I absolutely love it!! What colors did you use for the glaze and the paint?

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  11. Wow that looks great. Big improvement from the builder's honey colored cabinets huh??? Can't wait to see the finished product with some fancy knobs I'm sure.

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  12. It looks great so far! Thanks for the lesson. My FIL always takes all the doors off to paint....it's nice to see that you don't have to do that.

    Question, did you just put the glaze in the cracks? Or did you paint over the entire door too with a light coat?

    I can't wait to see the entire thing when it's finished. Great job!

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  13. Susie, Thanks so much for the how-to and what to buy. Your cabinets are going to look great and I can't wait to see them.

    Gretchen

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  14. So this is what you've been doing all weekend?! LOL, looks very familiar, as I did my old kitchen in GA about 6 years ago. It's a lot of work, but well worth it. I did creamy cabinets with a teastain glaze by Ralph Lauren. That's a great product too. Your glaze looks black compared to the dark taupe look of the one I used.

    Can't wait to see them all finished! It really is a great way to update those old cabinets.

    Thanks for coming by & for your very sweet note!

    Rhoda

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  15. You're so brave! I wish we had wood cabinets, ours are laminate white cabinets. Yuck. But, we're making the best of it.

    So looking forward to the end result. I know it will be fab!

    -- Brandi

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  16. Thanks for this. I have an island that needs to have this done. I love how it turned out. Way to go Susan.

    Keep up the good work and the bravery. It is awesome.

    Have a great week.

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  17. I am so impressed and proud of you! Excellent job and it is going to look excellent. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  18. HI Susie, great tutorial, I love seeing how you did it. It really turned out great. I love watching how you do things. I also love the picture of you and your hubby at the top of the blog on the right. That is wonderful!
    Blessings, Debbie
    ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Susie,
    Thanks for the tutorial. I have been putting off doing my kitchen cabinets for 2 years now. I think it is time to take the plunge. My biggest issue is deciding which color. I have red walls in my kitchen, which I love. But, what color to do the cabinets (I am *so* open for suggestions!)?? I may do something similar to what you did. How long did the whole thing take you to do?

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  20. I love it! I can't believe you just went and did this!! :) It looks so great. Can't wait to see the "big picture". :)

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  21. You are amazing! You just condensed hours of elbow grease into a three minute post. Maybe I can convince dh to let me do this. Lol.

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  22. You make it look so easy. I agree with Darlene...the sanding part must be the hardest. My cabinets have a gross caramel color that has some kind of polyurethane over the top of it that is going to be the BIGGEST pain to sand. I need to start working out just to get ready for it! You wouldn't want to deliver my tassel in person, now would you? You could give me personal instructions for my cabinets! My rooster won't feel at home until they're done! : )

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  23. BEAUTIFUL... I love it, I have always been afraid to paint my cabinets.... I hope you had a power sander! I left you an email, I am not sure if you got it, or it went in your junk filter???
    ~Jen

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  24. Well, that's jumping in with both feet. Painting kitchen cabinets is a huge undertaking but well worth it in the end. I wish ours were worth keeping so I could just repaint them but they're beyond their life span.
    Looking forwards to the great reveal! :)

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  25. U go girl! That's my type of woman. Looks great! Can't wait to see all of it. cherry

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  26. That was a big project, but they turned out great! I can't wait to see the final pics!

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  27. Another reason we should be neighbors! We'll go yard saleing, go buy out Hobby Lobby and you can teach me how to make tassels and then we do my cabinets!!

    Doesn't that sound fun? So what is the hold up? Hurry up and move by me!!

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  28. Well, look at you, little Miss Smartness! Is there anything you can't do, Susie! You make this look and sound so easy! I'm loving the white with the black look on your kitchen cabinets. Looks so good. Do you want to be a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva!? Come on, Susie, you can do it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  29. Hi Susie, I am so glad you did this tutorial! I have bee curious as to how everyone did their cabinets, especially the glaze part! You did a great job! I also wanted to give you a heads up, cause I know you love black and fleurs! :) Have you seen the new rugs at Walmart? They are in 3 different sizes and are black with goldish yellow fleurs! They are so cute! Just had a have one for myself...cut into the grocery budget! LOL! Now I am trying to decide whether to put it in the laundry room or kitchen...decisions, decisions! LOL!

    Hugs, Rhonda :)

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  30. Wow! You did go big! I can't wait to see it. I am sure it's fabulous! It's really inspiring to get my sad, sad bathroom into shape. My little ol' cabinet is screaming for paint and glaze.

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  31. This looks great! If I only had the courage I would redo my cabinets too. I think I might give them a few more years before attempting this.

    Blanca

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  32. Looks great...thanks for the tip...I had mine done professionally in the kitchen...but I'm going to do it myself in the laundry room...

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  33. Looks wonderful, Susie. I did something similar with an oak vanity we had at the farm. Really changes the look of oak!

    Looking forward to seeing more.

    Pat

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  34. What else is a girl to do after super cleaning her home, hosting guests and giving the world a home tour...well paint her entire kitchen cabinets, of course! Once again, you amaze me. What's left for you to do?!?!

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  35. looking forward to the pics!!!

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  36. You brave soul! They look great and the open time for glaze is so not what the label says it is. I just know that when you slap glaze onto something, you better be ready to scoot and you can't stop until it's done. Well at least on walls. If you decide to attack a wall with glaze, just remember to start in the L.C.C.-Least Conspicous Corner. Can't wait to see the reveal.
    ~Connie

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  37. I get nervous just THINKING about doing this. It looks awesome! I can't wait to see it all finished!

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  38. I love how your cabinets turned out. I'm trying to work up the nerve to paint mine!

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  39. That looks great and you did it just like the professionals do! What a great job! Jen R

    http://sanctuaryart.blogspot.com/

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  40. Gah-lee, you work fast!! You were just talking about doing your kitchen last week weren't you?? Looks great!!
    Elise

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  41. Oh, Susie, this is my project!!!! I am sooo excited, as you know I hope to do my kitchen this fall. Thank you for sharing. They look great and I can't wait to see the before and after.
    Great Job!!

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  42. Wow - we can't wait. Hurry, shop, hurry again, shop...now post.:)

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  43. Jen you are too funny. I did find my kobs and put them on... I went to take pictures but my room is too dark.Will try again later, smile..Susie h~

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  44. KNOBS.... I found KNOBS.. not kobs. Has school started yet, smile!!!

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  45. Lady you are always doing something. Please come down the road and help me finish my kitchen up. HA!
    We will get back on it .....ummm...next week. I have to find knobs too...where did you find yours? I haven't liked any I saw yet. Too picky I guess.
    Blah!
    Talk to you later!
    Joyce

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  46. I am SO glad you shared this! I will be refinishing cabinets pretty soon here and you just totally motivated me! Yours look great! Can't wait to see them with the knobs!

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  47. wow! very cool! I cant wait to get in a new house where I can paint my cabinets and not have to worry if its everyone's taste! lol I am also going back and forth between the antique white, black, and RED! :) Yours look lovely! I cant wait to see the entire thing!

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  48. Wow! My cabinets look exactly like the before cabinets of your's. Oak...and ugly. I have hope now!

    Your home is lovingly decorated and was fun to tour!

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  49. Susie,

    I know so many people that could use these instructions. Thanks for sharing!

    I wish we had clouds!!!! It's too sunny here.

    Brandee :-)

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  50. Looks great so far...can't wait to see it all finished!!!!Have a great week!
    ~Des

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  51. Your cupboards look great! It is always amazing to me what painting cupboards can do for a room....

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  52. Wow what a big progect and you are doing an awesome job. Can't wait to see the finished thing with the knobs.

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  53. Is it Miz Susie or Wonder Woman? You make your huge kitchen cabinet make over project look like child's play, you take amazing pictures, you decorate a lovely home, let's not forget the tassel love, and as it was mentioned earlier you are The hostess with the mostest this past weekend, probably squeezed in some back to school shopping too, didn't you? I dare say you're not human like the rest of us mere mortals, does your creativity have any boundaries? Your strength any limits? Do you sleep honey? ~Giggles~ a bit of silliness but honestly, you have been outdoing yourself girlfriend! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, been missing you but I know you've been busy beyond measure :)

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  54. Nice job, you make it look so easy! I would love to redo my cabinets like this, but the idea of all that sanding makes me tired. I am waiting for the sanding fairy to show up!

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  55. Wonderful!!! I love your "can do" attitude. Or is that you have the "can do" attitude and you actually employ it? You're a great inspiration and definitely lack my procrastination bug, you lucky thing!

    Great post!
    xo
    Sue

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  56. Thanks for the fantastic post. I didn't know Valspar had that glaze...time for me to go back to Lowe's! Youve done a great job. lol...how long did it take to sand one door? it looks completely new!

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  57. This was very helpful. My kitchen cabinets need a lot of help and I need really simple tutorials like this one or else I'm lost with this type of thing. When I finally get around to doing the cabinets I may be back with a slew of questions for you.

    By the way, the kitchen looks great.

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  58. Guess what?! Today I decided to re-do my upstairs bathroom including the vanity cabinet! I'm off this evening to buy paint. Why wait? I'm just going to go for it!!!

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  59. OK, ha ha! Dumb met posted in the more recent post asking how you did the cabinets... I apparetnly didn't scroll far enough! :) Great explanation... so no paint huh? Just primer and then the black stuff. prett cool! :) Great job!

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  60. I love the blog! I am a newcomer, so I know this comment is super late. ;)
    I have a question - what are the colors you used to get these results?

    Thank you!
    Yanira
    ydatmillslaw@hotmail.com

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