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Boffi - Aprile
Never one to rest on his laurels, Piero Lissoni gives his iconic Aprile kitchen system heightened functionality and a newfound sense of rustic chic. Cabinet doors in oil-treated solid walnut or acacia are made with staves of varying widths and …
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KITCHEN BEAUTY: This kitchen makeover maintained its footprint, appliances and cabinetry – well, the cabinet boxes were refaced — and the floor. By eliminating the bulky molding, replacing upper cabinet doors with glass fronts and painting everything …
It’s Friday already! Wow, this week has flown by for me. Posts have been a bit sparse this week because, frankly, I’m not working on anything very exciting. I’m trying to organize and clear out some things so that I can have room to work in my office.
You’ve already seen the beginnings of my plan for the office closet, and then I’ll be building a long desk and cabinets. I need LOTS of room to work, and with all the stuff that I was storing in my office, there was no way I could move around and work on these big items. Hopefully I’ll be able to start next week, and of course, I’ll bring you along every step of the way.
So before we get to the link party, let’s take a look at some of my picks from last week’s link party. And let me just say that there were some AMAZING projects linked up! I’m pretty sure this was my favorite link party this far. Really, you guys are so incredibly talented.
I’m quite a sucker for furniture that’s decoupaged with great paper, and this Ikea Expedit bookcase from My Crazy, Beautiful Life is no exception.
This Craigslist campaign dresser from Wildwood Creek started out very rough, but what a difference some paint and Rub ‘N Buff can make!
Amazing. That’s all I have to say about this DIY farmhouse table bathroom vanity from Killer B. Designs.
Next up, a beautiful laundry room from Domestic Imperfection. I must say, this looks pretty darn close to perfection to me. Love the chicken wire on the cabinet doors!
And last but not least, this chair makeover from Design Par Deux is spectacular! This large modern floral fabric is such a great choice to update this chair.
I really do wish I could just go on and on and on. I mean, y’all really brought your “A” game last week!
So now it’s time to do it all over again. Show me what you’ve been working on!
I want to see anything and everything that you’ve made with your own hands—everything from home décor and room makeovers, to recipes, clothing, accessories, etc. Anything goes. If you’ve made it, link it up!
(Please link recent projects. And please still refrain from linking Etsy stores, your giveaways, your link parties, and your general blog URL.)
- Add the link to your specific blog post to the link party below (be sure it’s the permalink to a specific post, and not your general blog URL);
- Be aware that if you link here, your project may be highlighted here on the A2D blog, the A2D Inspiration files, or the A2D Facebook page (credited and linked to your blog);
- Grab the code for the button below and add it to your post so that others can join in the fun (or just add a text link on your post leading back here);
- Take a look at other projects linked up here, and be sure to leave comments so they know you’ve visited!!
Psst…Want to get sneak peeks and behind the scenes looks at my projects? Come join us on the A2D Facebook Page!
Tags: Anonymous Link, Bathroom Vanity, Beautiful Life, Buff, Cabinet Doors, Cabinets, Chicken Wire, Close To Perfection, Craigslist, Desk, Expedit Bookcase, Farmhouse Table, Floral Fabric, Imperfection, Laundry Room, Makeover, Office Closet, Paint, Sucker, Wildwood Creek
I’ve done more painting in the last year that I’ve ever done in my life, and with each project, it seems like I pick up another tip that makes things easier, or makes the finish prettier. So, like a good blogger who cares about her readers, I’m passing those on to you.
A few days ago, I was at John & Alice’s house painting cabinet doors and the granite man stopped by. He was asking me all about the process I was using (Are you using oil or latex? Oil, of course! Very good. Are you using Penetrol? Definitely!)
Then he asked me if I had ever used one of the little foam rollers. I have used a foam roller…once…a long time ago…and I hated it. The finish wasn’t smooth, I could see roller marks and ridges. It was awful. But he said that that’s what he used on his own cabinets, and the finish rivaled a sprayed finish. Hmmmm…I was intrigued.
Then it dawned on me that the one time I used a foam roller, I was still a novice DIYer and really had no idea what I was doing. Those were also the days when I was still using latex paint for everything. In addition, that was way, WAY before my discovery of paint conditioner.
So I decided that I would give his idea a try. At the time, the cabinet doors already had one coat of oil-based primer (that I sanded lightly) and one coat of oil-based paint, to which I had added Penetrol paint conditioner and had applied with a brush.
I started by using 150-grit sandpaper to sand the brushed layer to a smooth finish.
Next, I used a dry brush to remove all of the paint dust. I always use a dry brush for this (rather than a rag or tack cloth) because a brush can really get into crevices and corners, where rags or tack cloths have a tendency to push dust into the corners.
Next, I prepared my paint by adding a bit more Penetrol and mixing thoroughly. (I had added Penetrol previously, but oil-based paint and Penetrol both contain solvents that will evaporate over time, especially if you’re working on a big project where you have the can open for hours at a time, as is the case when painting kitchen cabinets.)
I did still have to use a brush to paint all of the routed details and edges on the door.
As you can see, the brush left ridges of paint on the flat areas.
So I used a rag to wipe away the excess paint. Leaving it would allow it to start drying as I finished up the other brushed areas, and would be visible on the final finish. So don’t let your doors be ruined by built-up paint ridges!! Wipe those away as soon as possible.
After all of the routed areas and edges were brushed, and the excess paint was wiped away, I used the roller on all of the flat areas. Notice the paint ridge left by the roller (see the arrow). It took some practice to make sure that none of those were left on the final finish.
And when it was dry, I was left with a gorgeous finish that is as pretty darn close to a sprayed finish as you can get without actually spraying.
I think it’s very important to remove the doors from the cabinets before painting, so the door can be flat while they’re drying. That way gravity can do its thing and help the paint to even out over the couple of hours after you’ve painted. (Oil-based paint is slow-drying on its own, but Penetrol extends the drying time, which helps the paint to smooth out even more.)
Next Tuesday the granite countertops go in, and then on Wednesday, the subway tile backsplash will go in. I can’t wait to see it, and share some pictures with you!!
Tags: Blogger, Cabinet Doors, Crevices, Diyer, Foam Roller, Foam Rollers, Granite Man, Grit Sandpaper, Hmmmm, House Painting, Latex Paint, Novice, Oil Based Paint, Paint Conditioner, Paint Dust, Painting Doors, Painting Tips, Rags, Tack Cloth, Tack Cloths
Are you tired of me going on and on about my love for oil-based paint? Well, if you’re still undecided, I’m about to drop some knowledge on you that will change your mind forever.
Okay, this isn’t really about oil-based paint. It’s about oil-based primer. Are you ready to meet your new best friend?
Now one of the biggest complaints I hear about oil-based paints is that they stink to high heaven. That’s not really true so much anymore about oil-based paints (yes, they stink a bit, but not nearly as bad as they used to). But yes, oil-based primers are incredibly stinky.
Have I made you want to rush right out and buy some oil-based primer yet?! Of course not, because I haven’t gotten to the good part yet!
Are you ready for the really amazing part? The part that will sell you on this product? The part that will make you want to kick yourself for not giving oil-based primer a chance in the past…especially if you’ve ever taken on huge monumental tasks such as painting kitchen cabinets? Here it is…two little words…
It’s true. With oil-based primer, you don’t have to sand first. No hours lost using your palm sander to give the cabinet doors some “tooth”. No extra money spent on sandpaper discs for your palm sander. No having to drag all of the doors outside to sand so that you don’t cover every surface in your home with a thin layer of dust.
And if you’re still set on using latex paint, you can use that right over the oil-based primer. (Never use latex paint over oil-based paint, but it’s fine to use it over oil-based primer.)
Ahhhh…have I got your attention now?
Tags: Cabinet Doors, Diy, Extra Money, High Heaven, Knowledge, Latex Paint, Love Oil, Monumental Tasks, New Best Friend, Oil Based Paint, Oil Paint, Oil Paints, Painting Kitchen Cabinets, Palm Sander, Primers, Reason, Rush, Sandpaper, Stinky, Thin Layer
This was the scene in front of my condo last night.
I was up to my eyeballs in cabinet doors and primer, lining the front of my condo until 11:30 p.m. Oh, don’t you just know my neighbors think I’m absolutely INSANE!! I’m always dragging out my power tools, setting up my little folding table, working on various painting and staining projects. I think most of them are probably used to it by now. They probably call me “crazy tool lady” or something like that when I’m not around.
Remember earlier in the week when I was singing the praises of oil-based primer? Well, I learned yesterday that all brands are not created equally. I had previously only used Zinsser Cover Stain oil-based primer, but for some reason, I chose to use Kilz oil-based primer yesterday. OH.MY.GOSH. Talk about frustrating!!!!
My experience was that the Kilz dries way too fast, which would cause my brush to “drag”, and would leave brush marks galore, and all kinds of uneven ugliness.
That was NOT my experience with Zinsser. The Zinsser went on smoothly and was much easier to use. I also found that the Zinsser covers a bit better.
So, I wanted to pass that along to you in case you were going to start a painting project in the near future, and use an oil-based primer as I suggested. I would HATE for you to have the frustrating experience that I had, and then regret having taken my advice.
Now I’m not too concerned about the cabinet doors I’m painting, because I always sand the primer coat with super fine sandpaper before painting anyway, so that I end up with a really smooth finish. It’s just that now I’ll have to do a bit more sanding than I had originally intended.
Oh well. We live and learn, right?
Kitchen & bathroom remodeling, Boca Raton Fl. Jacobsen-Kitchens. Highland Beach, Florida. Jacobsen Kitchens offers custom cabinets and cabinet refacing with new doors and drawer fronts, in Broward and Palm Beach . …
Tags: Bathroom Remodeling, Beach Florida, Boca Raton Fl, Cabinet Doors, Custom Cabinets, Drawer Fronts, Jacobsen, Kitchen Bathroom, Kitchen Cabinet Refacing, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchens Cabinets, Palm Beach, Remodeling Kitchens
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