I am wondering what you used for paint...(somehwere I saw the price per gallon but not the name of the product) I have heavily grained oak like you and I am wondering the process you used to cover the grain. It looks very fresh.
I saw your beautiful kitchen on Apartment Therapy. I have always loved white kitchen cupboards. You must be so pleased with the result. Your kitchen is bright and welcoming. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Carol & Kim. I used ReClaim paint that I bought on the Home Shopping Network. It was expensive, $125/gallon,but it's great stuff, it's the consistency of jelly and has five times the pigment of regular paint. It will adhere to anything that is grease free. It does have a slight texture to it, kind of eggshell, but you can't notice unless you are inches away, and it hides imperfections.
Hi there, I just wanted to say that your kitchen looks absolutely amazing. You did an excellent job on the remodel, so much so that I am inspired to mine over the summer slowly but surely. I hope it serves you well. Ignore the haters, who quite clearly haven't evolved into the modern era taste wise. Let them stay in the past if they so choose. Your kitchen is lovely and shows that it can be done on a budget and on top of all that it looks like a 'REAL' kitchen not some showroom malarkey. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! We know not everyone has the same taste, but this is OUR kitchen and we love it! Best of luck if you do your remodel.
How many cans of Reclaim paint did it take?
It took ¾ of ONE CAN. I have left over paint. It truly is great stuff. Worth the price I think. Rustoleum has a similar product, but I can't vouch for it. It's been 6 months now since we painted the cabinets, and there are a few TINY places that it has chipped, easily retouched. They've been scrubbed and are holding up fine. I prepped the surface with green works degreaser and a green scrubber pad.
That is absolutely beautiful. You have (as my children used to say) "skittles!" My question is about the countertop. How did you pull that off? Did you hire someone to install it after choosing the slab? What was the cost? I ask these questions because your kitchen looks exactly like mine window and all. I haven't done the countertop yet, but I did do the backsplash in Carrera marble tiles that I got off of Craigslist for a steal!