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Restaining Kitchen Cabinets

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Restaining Kitchen Cabinets

How to Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover Refinishing your worn kitchen cabinets can be a cost-saving alternative to replacing them. Staining Kitchen Cabinets Check out these easy tips for transforming your kitchen cabinets into beautiful showpieces through the process of staining. Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets Browse helpful info on unfinished kitchen cabinets, and sort through options for staining, painting or leaving them in their natural state. Distressed Kitchen Cabinets This timeless antique look for your kitchen cabinets is all the character your kitchen needs. Distressed Kitchen Cabinets Get all the info you need on distressed kitchen cabinets, and create a welcoming and casually chic design in your kitchen. Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes Find helpful tips for choosing colors and finishes for your kitchen cabinets that reflect your personality and style. How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Get a budget-friendly way to update your kitchen cabinets with paint and a simple glaze treatment. Distressed and Antiqued Kitchen Cabinets Add cottage-style charm to white painted cabinets by distressing then applying antiquing glaze. This quick and easy project will give builder basic cabinets a custom look in no time. Kitchen Cabinet Components Get the information you need on the different components and accessories available for custom kitchen cabinets. Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes Explore your options for kitchen cabinet colors and finishes, and get ready to create a kitchen with supreme style.
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Restaining Kitchen Cabinets

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Restaining Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Door Accessories and Components Dive into the range of available kitchen cabinet door accessories and components, and create a kitchen with style to spare. Kitchen Cabinet Components Get the information you need on the different components and accessories available for custom kitchen cabinets. Fence Revival: A Guide to Painting and Staining Is your fence in need of a makeover? Follow these quick painting and staining tips to turn your tired, old fence into backyard statement piece. How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Get a budget-friendly way to update your kitchen cabinets with paint and a simple glaze treatment. Small Space Solutions for Kitchens and Living Rooms 19 Photos How to Pick Kitchen Cabinet Frames Consider factors like frame type and construction materials when choosing kitchen cabinets for your remodel. How to Pick Kitchen Cabinet Drawers Improved glide technology makes it possible for drawers to be larger and hold heavier items. How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Follow these steps from HGTV Magazine to create this fun DIY painting project. Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes Find helpful tips for choosing colors and finishes for your kitchen cabinets that reflect your personality and style. Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes Explore your options for kitchen cabinet colors and finishes, and get ready to create a kitchen with supreme style.
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Restaining Kitchen Cabinets

I am interested in restaining my Kitchen cabinet a darker colors, so you are saying that I can use a gel stain that is darker than the color I have–and that is the only thing I need to do. I also, want to stain my bathroom cabinets that are painted white–so can I just use a gel stain of my choice of color. Please let me know. Thank you
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Restaining Kitchen Cabinets

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo pettiford I am interested in restaining my Kitchen cabinet a darker colors, so you are saying that I can use a gel stain that is darker than the color I have–and that is the only thing I need to do. I also, want to stain my bathroom cabinets that are painted white–so can I just use a gel stain of my choice of color. Please let me know. Thank you Like Bookmark April 29, 2010 at 5:55PM

Restaining Kitchen Cabinets

pettiford I am interested in restaining my Kitchen cabinet a darker colors, so you are saying that I can use a gel stain that is darker than the color I have–and that is the only thing I need to do. I also, want to stain my bathroom cabinets that are painted white–so can I just use a gel stain of my choice of color. Please let me know. Thank you Like Bookmark April 29, 2010 at 5:55PM
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Restaining Kitchen Cabinets

pettiford I am interested in restaining my Kitchen cabinet a darker colors, so you are saying that I can use a gel stain that is darker than the color I have–and that is the only thing I need to do. I also, want to stain my bathroom cabinets that are painted white–so can I just use a gel stain of my choice of color. Please let me know. Thank you
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I know, I know…where have I been?!?!  Well, finishing up house projects.  Lots and lots of them.  We have put off finishing the last bits of the house for long enough.  And now they are DONE.  And wow, it feels good!!!  Thanks to a new year and a goal to have them all completely finished. Remember how I shared our Stained/Painted Banister last week?  Well, I mentioned to some in the comment section that we were working on staining our bathroom cabinets (which were the last thing in the house that still had that gorgeous orange oak color……ha, I kid) — and now they’re done too!  Both upstairs bathrooms are stained, top coat applied, dried, and beautiful! Which is funny that all it took was a little stain (that can be purchased online HERE) to make these bathrooms look so much better.  Because when we moved into the house almost 2 years ago, our plan was to tear out the cabinets and install new ones.  We also wanted to install a different shower and possibly change out the tile too.  But, the budget never allowed it (and we always found other things to spend any extra cash on).  We finally decided that even though the tile wasn’t our first choice, it really wasn’t all that bad……and that staining the cabinets would be good enough for now.  And now that it’s done, we’re so MAD we didn’t do it earlier.  We actually love the clean dark look of this Java stain….and it gives a great pop to the bathroom!  And the best part — it was CHEAP and super FAST to do! When I dug through all of the “before” pictures that I took before moving into our house…..I realized I didn’t have any that captured the old color and look of the cabinets very well.  Ooops.  But the picture below gives you a pretty good idea. Because it’s stain, you still get to see the wood grain.  Even with this really dark brown Java stain.  And let me tell you, applying this gel stain is SO much easier than painting.  You don’t have to worry about paint lines and/or your paint getting too thick and clumpy, etc.  It really is SO much easier to apply.  And nope, not a single need to sand any of that wood before applying the stain.  Can I get a HALLELUJAH?!! All we stained were the doors and the front facing section of the cabinets.  Just like cabinets that you’d buy at the store (or have installed by a cabinetry company), the inside box of the cabinet were left alone. Oh, and let’s talk about hardware.  If you want to take your plain cabinetry up 327 notches, add hardware.  Please, oh please add hardware!!  The pops of metal add SO MUCH to the look of your cabinetry…..and yeah, they also help open your drawers and doors too! 😉  So for $2-3 for very basic knobs, please don’t skip the hardware! We also changed out the light fixtures above both sets of cabinetry, which made a huge difference. Oh, and one of my very favorite transformations that we’ve done throughout the whole house, is trimming the windows and doors (<—yes, that’s a link, go check out that tutorial too!).  So, you better believe we trimmed out the 2 windows here in our bathroom too.  And oh yes, I’m in love! Such a beautiful transformation, for such little time and very few dollars.  Perfect. I know some of you must have some oak cabinets that you’ve been wanting to change.  Well, now you know, it totally works!!! And because I already shared all of the info for staining oak over on my Staining/Painting an OAK Banister post, take a peek over there first to see how to best stain your oak cabinets. (Here’s a peek in case you missed that post ———v) The only additional info you may need (than the banister post linked above) is that you must take each of your doors and drawer fronts off and remove all hinges, knobs, etc.  Sand down any bumps or nicks in the wood.  Then apply your stain with a sponge brush.  (Yep, we used the same Java Gel Stain as the banister…worked awesome!)  If you keep it light and really even, you may not even need to wipe any excess off (which is what I was aiming for, to save time and mess).  But if you have any clumps of stain, you can wipe that away with a soft lint-free cloth.  Let your first coat dry completely and then add another coat or two if needed.  (I only needed 2 coats for these cabinets because the color soaked in really well.) Here’s a cell phone picture of the stain I applied to the cabinet fronts.  This is after one coat.  Just be sure to not get too sloppy and let any of the stain get onto the inside of the cabinet.  However, you can see that my stain got a little messy along the side where it touches the wall.  And that’s okay because I knew I could go back later and paint over that when I painted the walls. To paint the doors, we put them out in the garage on top of these little plastic Pyramid Stands (we found them here on Amazon).  They made a huge difference to keep the doors off the ground, so that we could stain both sides even if one side was still a bit tacky. Buuuuuuut, we ran out of the little pyramids.  So, we used the nail gun and shot a whole bunch of nails through an old piece of wood so that the doors could balance on something similar to the pyramids.  Worked GREAT! And that’s about it.  The rest of the process was identical to the Staining an Oak Banister tutorial.  Including applying the polyurethane Top Coat, which really helps seal in the stain and protect from normal wear and tear. Now go on, don’t worry about staining your cabinets any longer……it will turn out beautifully!! Good luck! -Ashley . . . . . Looking for more home DIY projects?? DIY Board and Batten Installing a door (the EASY way) and Trimming It Out Turn A Coat Closet into a Mudroom Share11K Pin50K TweetShares 61K

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