- Listed: April 3, 2019 12:48 am
Brenda had a brand new kitchen—with little to no construction necessary.
We asked her a few questions about her kitchen makeover to learn more about her process. Projects in our house don’t usually get our full attention from start to finish. This project was no exception and took approximately 40 hours over two months to complete. My biggest concerns prior to starting this project were finding the right paint color and how well the painted cabinets would hold up to wear and tear (caused by four children and two adults).There is so much more involved in painting kitchen cabinets, though.
I encountered two unexpected challenges during the project: finding the best tool for a smooth paint finish and securing the chalkboard panels to the refrigerator. I eventually used a high-quality brush and was much happier with the finish, despite the brush marks. My intention was to attach the panels to the refrigerator with magnets. I removed the original handles from the fridge and screwed gate handles into the chalkboard panels. The hardest part of the makeover was creating a smooth paint finish on the cabinets.
Diy Stone Countertops With Spray Paint! | Duration 2 Minutes 32 Seconds
Our home is old-ish, and we have many vintage pieces that are worn and aged. Any advice to someone thinking of doing a similar project?
It was built as an entryway, but we don’t use it as the main entry. A new dishwasher cover, built of beadboard, was painted to match the cabinets and epoxied to the washer. It’s not uncommon for days (even weeks) to go by with no progress. Was there anything/any part in the process you were worried about before starting?
Did you encounter any unforeseen problems over the course of your project?
I didn’t use a paint sprayer, which would likely have given me a very smooth finish. Securely attaching the chalkboard panels to our refrigerator was another challenge. What was the easiest or most enjoyable part of the makeover?
Unless you’re using a sprayer, remove only a few cabinet doors at a time.
Our next project (already in progress!) involves making better use of the space attached to our kitchen.
Rust Oleum 7995830 Stone Creations Spray 12 Oz Pebble by amazon.com
Apply to most surfaces including wood, metal, plaster, clay or unglazed ceramic. It held up to some light sanding to even out the texture a little, and took the sealer really well. The expected coverage printed on the can is not achievable because not only it takes more layers to get a real good stone effect but also some paint is wasted during the spraying (especially the edges). A few people had used this on their bathroom counter top instead of spending a small fortune on new. My fake rock is now my favorite pet rock and now looks like a grey/brown granite boulder with a grainy, textured finish this paint provides. Cover up anything you don’t want sprayed in a 12 foot radius- no exaggeration. Accent your home with newly painted or renewed objects with a real stone finish. It provides a long-lasting decorative finish on a variety of surfaces. As a temporary solution, we used this spray paint to fix them up. So far, especially with the sealer, it’s holding up really great!
This worked wonderfully to cover up those outdated countertops in a 1970’s kitchen in a house we recently purchased.
I used 3 cans total to cover two small counters and the sink counter. Took some effort to take the pieces apart to paint them outside, but it was well worth it. I tried to reduce some of the waste by decreasing the pressure during the painting manually, but it’s not easy to do it consistently. I think it looks not to shabby for a super cheap fix to my ugly counter top. It’s best to paint your surface first, then use this on top. The texture showed up underneath perfectly, so you can use this to create texture with any color paint!
- Don t Make These Common Mistakes In Kitchen Renovation – bobvila.com
- Rust Oleum Stone Creations Spray Oz Pebble – amazon.com
- Videos – Countertop Painted With Krylon Make It Stone | By Melanie Hartrum, Good Enough Crafts and Projects, Brokefrmbeauty, Make It Rust-Oleum (UK), MsDreamcakes, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford
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