Monday, November 23, 2009

To answer a few questions….

This post is to answer a couple questions that alot of you have regarding my previous post.  If you haven’t seen a little sneak peek of my Mom’s kitchen cabinets then be sure to look at the previous post!  Ok, let’s answer some of your questions……

1)  What kind of paint did you use?  I am using Olde Century Paint – the color is Olde Brick Red and it is an acrylic latex paint.  It is pretty expensive for a gallon (normally around $50.00), but it is great for painting kitchen cabinets and cupboards that you might have around your home.  Wonderful paint to work with.  I used the same paint, but in buttermilk for my paint.  You can see pics of my re-finished kitchen in previous posts.  Just check out my archives.

2)  Did you sand your Mom’s kitchen cabinets before applying the paint?  Yes.  I used my hand sander and sanded the drawers, doors and the frames of the cabinets themselves.  I applied primer to the ends of the cabinets because the paint would not adhere to that pressed wood.  I was luckily able to just sand mine and not use primer, but Mom’s cabinets required the primer.

3)  Do you plan on using a stain as well?  Yes.  I will use a dark walnut Minwax stain after everything has received 2 coats of paint and has dried thoroughly.  I will apply the stain with a foam brush and then wipe it off with an old rag.  This will give it the antiqued look similar to what my cabinets look like just a bit different because Mom’s are red.  I will antique the corners a bit more to make them look a little bit more worn.  I do plan on adding some wood knobs and I will stain those the dark walnut as well, but wipe them after the stain has been applied.  This will help prevent them from being so dark.  We tend to like the lighter version of the dark walnut stain.  Her wood knobs will look just like mine on my kitchen cabinets.

Hope this answers some question for you all.  I am off to the house to do some more work.  Have a great one!!!


UPON A HILL said...


Looking forward to seeing the entire finished product

Dianntha said...

Thank you for your answers...I am dreaming of painting ours...I even showed dh you post from yesterday. I will keep watching and sharing so I can try to convince him that ours would be great painted too.
My biggest problem is he use to build houses and he says "you just don't paint over oak" lol...but I do!!! Dianntha

Linda said...

Hi Lisa.....thanks for your quick response. I finally got a new post on my blog today!
Have a good day,

Ann said...

Lisa, I swear by Olde Century Paint. We used it on our kitchen cabinets & trim along with the basement stairs. Can't wait to see the finished project. ~Ann

Sandy said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for the tips. I have intentions of doing my main level washroom and would like to try and finish my cupboard myself in the kitchen.

You sure did put in ALOT of work in which I am sure your mother is so greatful!

Can't wait to see it all done!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Just poppin in to wish you and your family a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving♥