I am looking to remodel some cabinets. I am pulling everything down and resanding them. We have painted fairly light, but the house is a cedar cabin and the molding and cabinets are very dark. I want to lighten everything up in the kitchen, but the entire house molding and doors are old dark stained wood, what can I do as far as paint or stain to enhance the kitchen without having to remodel the whole house? I put pics of cabinets as well as doors throughout house attached.
I do love that wood, but it is dark! What about an antique, country type whitewashed look with an off white or cream paint. You could add a glazing to give it a distressed look. Lots of work, but should lighten up the space. Here are tips for painting cabinets. Good luck!
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I want to go with an off white look, I am working on stripping the varnish off. I have done the first set of doors, and it is stripping the varnish but not the stain. Can I just put a primer over the stain? Also what do I need to do as far as prep other than taking of the varnish before I prime it?