Dear Lord, please don't make me look at these cabinets another day.
Lovely shot of the drill case in the forefront. Tune in another day for photography tips.
I don't know why people are against child labor. I mean, hey it's cheap! And they are begging to do it!!
What technique!! Tune in another day for painting tips!
Here's the glazing technique. Brushed it on (door on right), waited for about 5 mins. and then wiped it off with a damp cloth (door on left). This spread it around in a really nice thin layer and then I could rub harder where I needed more white to show through.
Here's a close up of the texture I put into the paint. I added some dry joint compound mix that I've had hanging around and that made the paint really thick. I brushed it on very haphazardly and let it semi dry. Then went over it lightly with the bristles of my paintbrush. So essentially I was wrecking the paint. You know when you wanted a smooth finish, but then you try to paint over it again and it hasn't quite dried so it looks all bumpy.
I did this so the glaze would look old and worn. It really worked out well!!
The rest was just a matter of getting out the sander before glazing and going along the edges of the cabinets and the corners in a very random way.
Soooo...here's the reveal:
I'll just say that I'm thrilled with how it turned out!
I chose a distressed look for the obvious reason that it's kid friendly. When the cabinets get kiddie fingerprints on them...it won't be so noticible. And because no matter how much I would've sanded and prepped those cabinets, that paint would've come off somewhere. You. Just. Know. It. Would.
Finally, I received the best compliment I could have. Finn came in after I'd rehung a few of the doors and said "Ewww...they look so old and dirty." Bingo!! My job here is done!