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Old 06-15-2011, 02:14 AM   #16
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Thanks.........It took us a little over a week. Ours were in such bad shape that it took quite a bit of sanding. We sanded and primed and we sprayed the doors. And then let everything "cure" for 4 days, to make sure we didn't mess up the finish. But overall I am happy with the way they look.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:09 AM   #17
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Hi,
I understand what you're looking to do with that long cabinet. Two options- Measure halfway up the wall. Chair rail, then cork board, or black board the top section and frame it out with trim/molding. I think dry erase looks sloppy and cheap.
Option two- Paint all the cabinets antique white. Your cabinets are old and dated. They need bright and light. The only time I think the two tone looks good in when the kitchen is modern, expensive, with clean lines.
Only my opinion but if you go with the off white you can add color splashes with tile, new counter, and shiny new bronzed hardware.
Also if this is your first time painting cabinets make sure you use an eggshell paint AFTER you've fully prepped. Prep is THE most important step. Use TSP and thoroughly clean every inch of the cabinets before priming. Once your second coat of paint is dry use polycrylic semi-gloss(blue can) in CLEAR or else your paint will "yellow" apply several coats with a foam pad on a wood stick.
Taking this route will avoid brush marks unless you are an expert cabinet painter. Hope this helps
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:08 PM   #18
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actually all your cabinets don't have to be painted the same color. Their old cabinets were old fashioned, her current ones look more traditional now with the added decorative moulding (nice touch by the way). They have brought their outdated kitchen to the present without having to spend a fortune on new cabinets.

I happen to love contemporary design, but I still like what they have done. As soon as a slammin' backsplash goes up it will be fabulous, and once that new countertop goes in, it will be stunning because they did it themselves!
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Thank you klmeenan! My kitchen was so ugly and worn out when we started, that almost anything would have been an improvement. And although I am personally pleased with how they look right now, I am still second guessing myself on my choices (which drives my husband nuts). We will be starting the countertops and backsplash this weekend, and hopefull I will have more pictures to share very soon.
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I'm curious as to what you plan to do for a countertop and for the backsplash.

I will have to post my moms horrible kitchen. It used to be worse than it is now. It had a faux brick for the backsplash and some awful thick black stuff for "mortar". It was horrible to get off. We have no money so I took it off and got everything as flat as I could then layered on some compound. Then I painted a really horrible fake (so bad I can't call it faux) tile. She wanted to see how it would look if she did tile. Stayed that way for 14 years. She is too busy raising one of her grandkids and now taking care of her 90 year old day. She is retired so she still has no money and has champagne tastes on a soda budget.

I saved my yardsale money and I have started cleaning her cabinets trying to make sure I get every bit of grease and dirt off them. I can't wait til I can start painting them.
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I am tiling my backsplash and countertop. the countertop is a 24.24 inch tile and my grout lines will be very thin to give the illusion of solid stone. The tile is a porcelean that looks like cream colored marble with a deep brown vein. The backsplash is 1x2 inch tiles (on a 12x12 grid) in a subway pattern. They are brown with specks of cream and dark brown in them. I am attaching some pics of the tile so you can get an idea. The counter tile is hard to see but it is really pretty.
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What grout color are you going to use? There should be one close enough in color to your beautiful counter tile so the lines almost disappear.
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I do plan to match the grout lines as close as possible.
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Hello guys,..
I thinks the brown polish best for these cabinet.,
regards,.
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We started the countertops and backsplash this weekend........had a issue with my backsplash tiles being shaded so had to quickly find an alternative to the planned tile. But the good news is that I like the new tiles tons better. We got only one wall/counter done this weekend, but I am very happy with the results.

Also if you look close you can see my new hood. It slides out when you want it and fits flush when you don't. I think my husband did an awesome job of adding the false front to it. Looks just like the cabinets. :-)
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I love what you chose for the backsplaah. It's even better than you original choice.
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