Remember when my kitchen looked like this, all naked in it’s Birthday suit? Well naked no more, the kitchen cabinets not only have doors, but bright crisp white doors!
Here’s a picture of what my garage looked like for almost two weeks while I worked EVERY night on these suckers. I used Rustoleum’s “Cabinet Transformations Kit” in “Pure White”. ALL of the reviews I read were outstanding and I hate to be the first but I have to say it… I’m not sold.
#1- The base paint is supposed to cover in 2 coats, mine took 4. Why does everything I paint take excessive coats?
#2-The decorative glaze looked terrible and thankfully I had a sample to try it on or I would have ruined a cabinet. So I skipped this step on the rest.
#3- I was cautious to apply the protective seal coat lightly, and it still yellowed in places. So bad in a few places that I had to go over it with another (5th) coat of the base paint.
Here’s my recommendation: If you are absolutely sold on doing the cabinet transformation kit do all of the steps on a sample so you can do a sample of the glaze. Also, don’t use the protective seal coat that comes in the kit. Use Polycrilic. I love that stuff. No globbing or yellowing like the stuff in the kit. Here’s a few more “after” shots of the finished product.
We still have some serious work to do including hang cabinets above the oven, put a side piece on the open shelving, install a microwave, get stainless appliances, put down wood floors, switch out the plugs and switches for white, find a better light fixture, etc. BUT… for now this is a MILLION times better than this!
Anyways…. I am SO done with cabinets. For Now. Until I paint my bathroom cabinets. Ugh.
Update (6/28/13) Check out my tutorial for A “DIY Cabinet Transformation Kit“!