Monday, September 24, 2012

Wow, what a project???

Did you ever start something and know you can't turn back? Not that I don't like the paint, mind you, it is the time it takes to do the project. Kudos, go out to you bloggers/DIYer's that paint :)

Let me remind you what what I started with:
Not that is all that bad, I just wanted to lighten up the kitchen and I always wanted white glazed cabinets. So with my husband's okay and his help, we took off all the doors and primed the cabinets.
I ended up with this, not exactly what I was envisioning. My husband encouraged be to keep going.

So I went a retrieved a cabinet foam roller and tray from my supplies. The paint color I ended up using was Light Raffia, by Valspar.  It still needed to brush the all crevices, but the roller seemed to cover much better. Although I can still see some small brush marks, it turned pretty good.
So for the past few days, these are the cabinets that now stare at me to be finished.

I now want to glaze them, because in my kitchen they will get dirty quickly if they stay white?? However, I cannot decide whether to use the American Traditions Translucent Glazes I have used on other projects or to use wood stain. 

What do you think?  Also is there is special way to do wood staining?

Thanks so much for all of your inspiration and help.  I never thought this would be so stressful on my little old mind ;)

 I am joining the following :
The Make it Pretty Monday party.
The Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's.

Have a great week,


  1. Hi Chrissy...they look great! I haven't used stain on top of paint...but when we did our bathroom and glazed those cabinets I used Valspar's glaze.
    They have the antiquing glaze and a translucent one. I mixed them because I didn't like either one alone. Get a scrap piece with your cabinet paint and test to see what you like.

  2. I vote glaze! Looking good so far. Thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. If you haven't already, come by and link up your fun post at The Make it Pretty Monday party. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. Just to confuse you LOL! I have to tell you I just started using Annie Sloan dark glaze and I love it!! You would use a coat of clear wax first (I use minwax clear, it is cheaper than AS clear wax) and then a coat of AS dark wax. Not only would you get the antique look you want, but they would have a durable coat of wax.....Just a thought! Thank you for dropping by, I love meeting new people!


  4. I am blonde so I really wanted to confuse you.....I meant to say Annie Sloan Dark wax1


  5. The cabinets looks great so far. Painting mine are my list of must do projects!

  6. Oh what a job! I recently painted my "oh so dark" kitchen cabinets, along with the ceilings, ceiling and floor molding, walls, window grids, so yes, I know how time consuming it is. You will be sooo happy when it is done and you are enjoying the finished product. Can't wait to see. Happily following you back!

  7. That looks like a huge job, but I'm sure you'll be delighted with the finished product!
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm following you back.
    Mary Alice

  8. Wow, it looks great! So crisp and clean, and it looks like you've done a great job! I'm not sure about which glaze- I've never tried that before, but I second Kelly's comment to try on a scrap piece first.

  9. Great job on your cabinets. I don't think I'm up to a huge project like that. Good for you!