Have you ever thought about renovating your kitchen cabinets? I did! I talked to a couple contractors and was quoted anywhere from $3,000-$5,000 to get my cabinets refinished. We just moved in and with all the furniture expenses, my husband and I decided to take the task on ourselves.
We moved into the house two years ago and the owner before us had oak cabinets. I was definitely not a fan of it! I always liked a contemporary style kitchen, with dark color cabinets. So we decided to visit Home Depot to look for the color we wanted to use and stumbled upon an all-in-one cabinet transformation kit. The husband and I knew that purchasing this kit will save us a lot of money and yet still be a fun DIY project.
Taking on this project was not bad at all. There was some complaining here and there but in the end it was definitely a rewarding outcome. The husband and I split the job up to make the task a little faster. Here are the materials we used:
1. Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations 9-Piece Kit Espresso
2. Paint Brush (Here’s a tip: get a really good 1” paint brush; it is worth it to buy the best one. You do not want any fall outs from the brush)
Before I start explaining the few easy steps, let me show you how our cabinets use to look like.
Step 1: Wipe off the cabinets with a microfiber towel to remove any dirt or dust.
Step 2: Apply the de-glosser onto a scrub pad and thoroughly clean the cabinet/door/drawer to de-gloss the surface.
Step 3: With a paint brush, apply the bond coat with even strokes along the lining of the wood. (I applied 2 coats for the dark color I was looking for).
Step 4: (Optional) I applied the decorative glaze to give it a little glossy look. Without the glaze, the wood looked too dry for my taste.
Step 5: Brush on the protective top coat for a long lasting, durable finish.
Here you go… Now you got yourself a new kitchen. You can then add in cabinet knobs or glass cabinet doors to give it a more modern feel. Thank you for reading.