Monday, June 1, 2009

~kitchen island, step by step~

This is the aging glaze I used. (in brown, by Plaid) Nothing fancy, you could even water down brown paint. I just globbed it on with a foam brush and then wiped off the excess with a damp rag. After we ripped off the rockery, we started with a plain plywood base.
Then we added 1x6" hemlock and trimmed that out with moulding (don't have a pic. with the moulding!)
Once all the woodwork was done, I filled in all the nailgun holes with wood filler.
Let dry, and sand.
Sand any cabinets, it's handy to have a palm sander, makes the job go a lot easier!
Tape off knobs, floor, etc.
Prime. I like Kilz primer in latex.
Paint it out. I used Oatmeal by Ralph Lauren in a satin finish. I then sanded all the edges with my palm sander and then added the glaze.
That's it!



12 comments:

Alicia said...

Amen!!!
My mother, who is a master at painting., is redoing her cabinets!! Thanks for the info & inspiration & bye, bye boring parents cabinets!!!

Vanilla Lavender said...

You have done a really great job on those cabinets. Thanks for the tip about glazing them.

life on main st. said...

Thanks for the post! I am moving soon and redoing the kitchen. I've always loved this look-just never knew how to do it! Thanks again!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Thank you for following up with the how-to. Makes it seem doable. It looks just wonderful!!

my2twins said...

Wow! I hadn't noticed the rock before on RMS site. This is beautiful and with more storage and counter space. You must be very proud of your teamwork with your husband. Once again an inspirational posting.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Thanks. This is great. I have a french style rattan headboard that I am still trying to decide how to paint. This could be an interesting choice!

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

oooooh melaine...it turned out fabulous!!! the glaze certainly adds a unique finish...i love it! :)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I so love that finish! Is your entire kitchen done that way?

And, just curious why you chose to tape the hardware as opposed to removing it?

Donna

Me & My House said...

FAB-U-LOUS!

Kathy said...

I was looking for a piece of granite for my laundry room remodel and they had some absolute as a scrap piece so I bought it, now after seeing your honed I am going to do that, perfect timing on your post, again thanks for the inspiration Melaine.

Jeanneoli said...

Gorgeous!!! Truly just my taste!

Fawn Hamilton said...

That is beautiful! I love it!
Great job!

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