Antique Kitchen Cabinets

Antique Kitchen Cabinets

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Antique Kitchen Cabinets

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Antique Kitchen Cabinets

Choose your antique stain. The antique stain is the dark stain that will be painted over the top (and then wiped off of) the base color on the cabinets. While any matte stain will work, it is recommended that you select a stain advertised for its antiquing qualities. This is because antique stains are made to be the right opacity, luster, and color to convey an authentic antique appearance. For white and cream cabinets, choose a mid-tone antique stain. For honey/caramel tone cabinets, chose a medium to dark stain (depending on the desired contrast). For dark cabinets in a chocolate or coffee hue, you’ll want to choose the darkest antique stain available. Antique stains cost about the same as regular wood stain, so you’re not losing out financially by going with this option. The higher the contrast between the antique stain and the base color, the more worn and vintage the cabinets will appear when finished.
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Antique Kitchen Cabinets

Giving your cabinets a makeover is a sure fire way to renew and refresh the look of your kitchen. The Home Depot associates who answer questions on our online How-To Community Forums have recommended the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit as a surprisingly easy and cost-effective way to make your cabinets look new again. We’ve even seen some before and after photos a reader posted on the Forums showing off her spectacular kitchen re-do using the Cabinet Transformations Kit. Recently, a regular contributor to the Forums described how he departs from the official instructions on the box to create his own antique cabinet finish. “The door was treated with standard Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation technique. However, after the glaze was nicely laid out and dried, I then took a dampened 3M scrubby pad and purposely rubbed away some of the glaze to give a worn look. Indeed, some of the base coat was deliberately worn away back to the original finish, again giving a worn look.” Pretty clever, eh? It’s probably a lot of fun, too, deliberately messing up the final glaze. Above, you see a before-and-after display we put together of how this technique looks when it’s done. Here’s a video from The Home Depot’s YouTube channel that explains a little more how the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit works. The video was originally intended for Home Depot associates, to get them up to speed on the product, but you’ll get some good information from it even if you’re not a Home Depot associate. If you have questions about this method of creating an antique finish on your kitchen cabinets, our Forums associates will be pleased to help. The same goes for any questions you might have about paint or stain … or any home improvement project or product you’re interested in.
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Antique Kitchen Cabinets

Distress your cabinets if desired. Although you don’t have to, some people like to add a distressed effect to their cabinets to make them appear even more worn and ‘vintage’. There are a number of ways of doing so, including sanding down the wood over the top of the fresh antiquing glaze, using a hammer to hit the wood and create dents, and lightly tapping the surface with a chisel to create indents. Use your distressing method of choice on all the cabinets so that they look consistent. If you sand down your cabinets, use a dry cloth to wipe off the dust again.
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Antique Kitchen Cabinets

Seal your cabinets. If you’re happy with the appearance of your cabinets at this point, then you’re ready to seal! If not repeat the glazing and distressing steps until the cabinets look just the way you hoped. To seal your cabinets, brush on a clear wood sealant over each of the doors, and allow time to dry. Add a second coat if instructed by the package directions.
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Antique Kitchen Cabinets

Customize Your Kitchen Cabinets: Antiquing Anyone? Add cottage-style charm to white painted cabinets by distressing them and then applying an antiquing glaze. This quick and easy DIY project will give your builder basic cabinets a custom look in no time. This transformed cabinet features exposed shelving, white ceramic pitchers, a silver colander, baskets, cookbook, dishes and jars.
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Antique Kitchen Cabinets

Antiquing cabinets is the process of applying a dark glaze to a lighter cabinet door, to give it the appearance of old age and wear and tear. While you can do this to a damaged cabinet to make it appear a bit more ‘chic’, it has become quite popular to antique even brand new cabinet doors. Regardless of your motive, the process of antiquing is quite simple and requires a minimal amount of supplies and time.
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Apply the antiquing glaze. The moment you’ve been waiting for: antiquing your cabinets. Dip your paintbrush into the antiquing glaze and wipe off the excess stain, to prevent dripping. Brush over the parts of the cabinet you want the antique effect applied to, using a very light coat. Then, use a clean, dry, lint-free rag to wipe off the stain. The result should be some areas of the wood appearing worn and old, without looking fake or dark. When you brush on the glaze, go in the direction of the grain of the wood.
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Clean the cabinets. As you’ll surely find out, sanding can be messy business. Before moving onto the fun part of the project, it is necessary to clean off the newly-sanded cabinets. Use a damp, lint-free cloth to wipe down the surface of each of the cabinets until there is no sawdust in sight.
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Continue antiquing your cabinets. Repeat this process of brushing on antiquing glaze and wiping it off, over all of your cabinets. Try to add equal amounts of the antiquing glaze to each cabinets, so that you maintain uniformity across all the wood. Follow the package directions for drying time.
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Add cottage-style charm to white painted cabinets by distressing them and then applying an antiquing glaze. This quick and easy DIY project will give your builder basic cabinets a custom look in no time. This transformed cabinet features exposed shelving, white ceramic pitchers, a silver colander, baskets, cookbook, dishes and jars.
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Sand down the cabinets. Paint and stain won’t adhere to a glossy or dirty base, so it is important to sand down the cabinets prior to painting them. If you have a block sander or an electric sander, now would be the time to use it. Use 100-grit sandpaper to smooth down the entire surface of each cabinet; sand until the wood looks dull/matte.
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Glazing is Step 4 in distressing and antiquing kitchen cabinets. Add a small amount of antiquing glaze to a smooth, clean rag. Begin applying the glaze to the front or side of one cabinet in small, circular motions until you’ve covered the entire section. Tip: A small amount of glaze will go a very long way. It’s better to start with too little glaze rather than too much.