Antique White Stain Kitchen Cabinets

antique white stain kitchen cabinets

hi everyone it's shirley here at lilypond vintage i am joining you this evening live from elmsdale nova scotiaso east coast of canada and we're going to talk tonight about paintingkitchen cabinets here is an example of kind of a mini kitchen cabinet so i havesome antique small cabinet doors that we're going to show you how to paintdistress and also glaze and then i'm going to show you how to use a product calledtough coat to seal the cabinet doors in so before we get started tonight i want togive a few minutes so that people can start logging in also too, jan is herewith me for those who've been into the shop here in elmsdale, jan works withme full time and she's my camera person


tonight so jan will if there's anyquestions if we have time jan will read some questions out besure to if you're signing in i'd love to know where your signing in from so whereyou're coming from tonight so just type a comment in the section below so we'regoing to wait for a few people and so to thank you for joining us tonightwe want to let you know that we will be offering a country chic paint a 10% offcoupon for online orders so we we're going to give you a coupon and if youhave a pen handy it's pretty easy to country chic paint so i'm just going tocheck with jan that we have some people signing in jan's a good a few peoplelogging in yet okay so we're just going


to wait a few more minutes while we waitfor some people to to join us it was a beautiful day here in elmsdale and it's i know a country chic paint is on the west coast we're on the eastcoast so there's a four-hour time difference so also wanted to let youknow this evening before the end of ourpresentation we're going to be giving away one of these lovely country chicpaint aprons and they're wonderful painting they're nice and long they kindof come down to your knees so it's a really great apron to have if you dopainting around the house so again i just want to say if you're joining usdon't forget to put a comment you know


don't forget to send us some hearts andsome likes if you like what you're seeing this evening with our cabinetpresentation so i guess a lot of times when i get questions in the shop manycustomers will ask about painting kitchen cabinets so when country chicasked me about doing the video i thought what project would i like to do and thatwas about cabinets because it's frequent questions here in the store i havekitchen cabinets and many times they are you know the traditional honey oak andpeople want to get away from that and they want painted cabinets so tonightthat's what we're going to talk about so and so i think we probably have a fewpeople starting to log in now wonderful ok


so if you're just joining us don'tforget some share some parts and like don't forget to comment below so we knowthat you're joining us and your name will go in to win one of the apronswe're going to do this giveaway by the end of the evening and also to to thankyou for joining us tonight we will have country chic paint with us so let's getstarted i'm going to go over some of the products that we're going to use so thisis our finished product which is a kitchen cabinet door this one has beenpainted i didn't distress this one as quite as much we're going to show youhow to do that as well if that's the look you're going for it has a glaze andit has top coat so before we get to that


point we have to start i have a couple ofcabinet doors here and i'm going show you materials that we're going touse so to start out with your cabinets obviously some really helpful tips isthat if you're doing full-size kitchen cabinet doors is that you want to takeall your doors off and so trick that i've learnt over the years with paintingcabinets is that i like to remove all hardware that's so not only the handlesbut all the hinges as well and so when i do that the best rule of thumb is when iwe did our kitchen cabinets at our cottage we have 36 cabinet doors andthat's quite a bit for cabinet doors so with each door starting from the topleft to right i would go through and


number and i use a black sharpie markerand i number inside where the hinges would go because that's a place whereyou don't paint and so that way you don't paint over your numbers so numberall your cabinet doors and also too if you're using the same hinges then i alsouse a sharpie marker and i number all of my hinges as well so that way i knowthat the same hinge will go back in the same spot because the cabinet doorsthere are chisel out for the hinges not every spot as chiseled out the sameso even though your hinges look the same the spots where they're going is not andit's a huge frustration when you're trying to reassemble your kitchen andyour doors won't fit in so that's kind


of a trick that i've learned is to kind ofprepare a little bit remove all your kind of doors remove all your hinges andhardware and then you're ready to start prepping so again i know we probablyhave a few more people joining us just to remind you we are drawing for anapron tonight we're giving a free giveaway so just type in the commentssection we'd love to know where you're logging in from just to kind of see somedifferent areas that people are joining us and also too the 10% off coupon for adiscount on any orders we'll go over that towards the end so materials we have somecabinet doors we are going to be using tonight country chic paint and if youhaven't used this paint you really


should try i've been painting for wellover probably 20 years and you know certainly started with my husband ibought a century house we did a lot of the renovations ourselves and with oldhouses you tend to do a lot of painting so from cabinets to trim workwe would go through so this is a really great paint the ability to adhere to most surfaces is fantastic it's one of the reasons why i went with country chicpaint versus other lines that i have painted with in the past so we'regoing to be using the color called nightfall and this is a wonderful bluecolor here so the clay based paint settles quite a bit so we want to shakevery well and also i use stir sticks to


stir my paint so that's our paint thatwe're using this evening after painting we're going to use a glaze now i havecertain stages here with our cabinet doors tonight and so that way you cansee of the we can proceed because typically there is wait periods inbetween products and then to seal everything off a tough coat a tough coatis a clear product that you apply i do recommend this for like dining room tableskitchen cabinets and also bathroom cabinets really great products so withthese products with tough coat we're going to use a foam applicator littlepaint brush and this is something you get at any hardware store also - this ismy favorite brush that i use all the


time it is a one and a half inch oval ithas very dense filaments it's a synthetic brush and it gives a reallynice smooth finish so i really love that about these brushes from country chicand also - there's a one and a half inch but this one is great for edgingwe're going to use this one for the glaze tonight so also with this we havejust some cloth and rags a bucket of water that we're going to useto wash our cabinet doors and i use vinegar vinegar is a great naturalproduct to remove grease and grime so i start with all my antique furniture hereat the shop wash everything down really really well and so vinegar is areally good product to use doesn't have any


harsh smells and then you just rinse cleanwe also have a sanding block and should you do need to sand it's a 120 gritsanding block so it's not very coarse but it's coarse enough to do the job thatwe need should we need to sand but what i find with country chic is that manytimes i really don't have to sand especially with the antique furniture that i'm using so that is our materials and if you're justjoining us please make sure to leave a comment so we can add you into ourcontest or giveaway at the end of the night and let us know where you'recoming from also too because we're talking about painting kitchen cabinetsi would really love to know what color


would you like to paint your cabinetstypically people have cabinets like i said honey oak and they want to get awayfrom that so what would be a color you would paint your kitchen cabinets so comment withthat below so we can see what color you would like to do your cabinets so if wego back to our first little cabinet door so typically what you want to do isremove all your hardware like i said and then we'd start out by washing down allor cabinet doors so in a bucket of water with i cut in about a quarter of a cupto a half a cup of vinegar depending on the size of my bucket of water then i'm justgoing to go through and really wash my piece thoroughly to make sure that i'mgetting rid of any grime and oils


typically over the years with cabinetsand even when we think our kitchen cabinet doors are clean there's a lot ofoils behind from cooking but also too every time we touch furniture we leavegrease behind from our oils in our skinand so that builds up over the years so we're just going to watch our piececlean and then we would rinse it with clear water and let dry well so makesure that it is nice and clean and no residue left behind so once your pieceis dry once i go through and i wash on my cabinet doors what i want to do isdetermine do i have to sand and typically i've found that sanding is notnecessary but if you want to check to


see do i have to sand a good way to dothat and that's what i do for all my furniture pieces here in the shop and atat home after washing and cleaning i paint a little small test spot with mycountry chic paint and then i allow it to dry overnight what i do then is thattest spot is i take my thumbnail and i scratch if the paint does not slide awayand you would have saw the brown varnish underneath if it doesn't slide away theni don't have to sand and that's one of the lovely things about this is thateven with these old cabinet doors that just that's an old like shellac finishto it i don't have to sand but if the paint did pull away and you saw thebrown underneath then what you do have


to do is go through and sand and if iwere to sand this piece i would use my 120 grit sanding block and just go withthe grain of the wood is how i like to sand and lightly sand so it's just anice light sand all over and into your and the reason why the same blocks aregreat because you can't get them into your course and edge as well just enoughto give a little bit of grit to your piece so that way the paint is somethingto adhere to but because this particular cabinet door does not need sanding wecan skip that step and i know most people who come into the store they'rethe last thing they want to do is sand that's a part it's messy it's dirty it'sa big job so if we don't have to sand


we don't need to so with these doorswe don't have to sand and now we're ready to paint it's cleanhardware's been removed and it's ready for paint so don't forget if you justjoined us don't worry if you thought maybe i might've missed a step we're at thebeginning here but i will post at the end the video on our page and will beposted on country chic as well so now i'm ready to paint our piece so i'mgoing to take my nightfall it's a beautiful blue to make sure that thisone's going to open before i'm going to shake it well just give a little stirthere because i've had it open and i'm going to pour some of the paint into aseparate container so i can make sure


that i don't contaminate my paint by anyparticles or anything going back into the jar one of the things too with allpaint and it's no difference with this is that when you recap your jarsreally important to wipe your edges otherwise your lid may steal onanother trick to that you can do is put a piece of like a plastic wrap like saranwrap a plastic wrap over and then put your lid on it reallysaves it makes it easy to get the lids off so i've poured a little bit of paintin there and i'm going to use my synthetic brush and with this i'm goingto now paint my door so typically with and i just have a small dish here but iwouldn't dip my brush more than a


quarter to halfway full of paint so ihave a little bit of paint loaded on my brush and i always kind of offload firstso that way i don't have any drips and runs you want to put a nice generousamount on your door starting in the corners and the edgesand pulling it away but it should never be so much that you have globs or runsor drips that's not what we want when we paint if you think that you need to puta second coat on then you can do that as well so we're going to go through anddo in all our edges and corners go through and paint our piece and it's justat like 45 degree angle for your paintbrush and you can brush back and forththe few times rule of thumb is i don't usually


swipe back and forth too many timesbecause it will start to pull away this paint dries really fast within 15 to 20minutes to touch but i would recommend with kitchen cabinets to wait 24 hourslet it set overnight the longer we let paint set the better adhesion it has soif you have to put a second coat on some people you can paint with furniturei'll do two hours between coats i think with kitchen cabinets waiting 24 hourscan be good especially if you're not putting a second coat on and then we goon to the glaze step you definitely want to leave it sit overnight before youstart glazing so i'm going to put one coat on now we're going to bedistressing these so i'm not so worried


about it being perfect or being atotally solid paint job so i'm just going to finish up here any questions if you haveany questions yeah we get a lot of requests for thewhites for cabinets i think i would like to brighten up their kitchen cabinets sothere's our piece painted i'm going to set it aside let it dry and so of course now ihave one that i've already painted so that way we can move on to the next stepso with once we've painted and like i said if i was happy with that coat andthat courage and i'm not putting a second coat on this one i'm going to distressit and it's really easy with this product because it a chalk style paintthat we can just use clear water and i


use a damp cloth not too wet but wetenough and i'm just going to go through and remove the paint as little or asmuch as i want to give this a distressed look and typically when i'm distressingfurniture i'm going to distress where there's natural wear and tear and onfurniture and cabinets there's no different as a lot of times this edges and so if youwant to go through and you just kind of start rubbing gently not too too hard nowin this case you know distressing typically like i'll use two differentcolored paints i might put a darker color and a light color over top butin this case i like the color of the wood underneath so if you're happy with thecolor of the wood underneath you don't need


to use a second color what you're goingto do is bring through that natural wood now if these were honey oak like a muchlighter and i was painting my cabinets a white i might want to choose a seconddarker color underneath if i was going to do this step which is distressing ilove this because it gives a natural worn look it can be soft and delicate orit can be more whatever you like and i find typically i think everybody's alittle bit different but i really do like using just a nice gentledistressing so it's mostly the edges is what i tend to do but you could distressit more all over if you want to so it's a pretty simple job to go through anddistress your pieces so i'm going to do


all of our edges and it really i don'tknow if you can get that there just see that a little bit better just kind ofshows the edges you see the brown coming through it makes it very very warm andinviting definitely more country in style can isee that there jan? a little bit a little bit the distressing isn't veryno it's just a little bit like that light distressing yeah i just light onthe edges so it doesn't really pick it up as much on the camera and that's whyyou could do so you can see i've rubbed a little bit more on theedges here get it going and once your paint gets wet it will actually gets alittle bit easier for this distressing


and i don't know if that's a little bitthere you can see it a little bit better so and if that's the look you're goingfor it's so easy to do and i love that about this paint that it's very easy todo just with a wet cloth so i'm just gonna put my cloth in there actually goingto make sure my paint brush is wet not drying out so now that my cabinet doorhas been painted i've distressed it and i now want to glaze it and you cansee the difference between this door and that door that this is much darker thisactually has what's called a glaze and glazes come in country chic somepre-mixed colors this one is graphite it's kind of a grey black colorthere's also smoky quartz and we have a


couple of colors over here as well butthe one thing i do love is a there is clear which means you can mix any coloryou want to into it so if i want to make a purple glaze i can make the purpleglaze but tonight we're using is the graphite and graphite like i said iskind of a dark grey black it does dry darker than what it looks like when youpaint it on and i'm going to stir this really well you can shake this productas well like the paint it's quite thick as you can see and it's very easyto work with kitchen cabinets because the amount of you know i'm going to saywear and tear and use that you get in your kitchen with you know steam cookinggreases and stuff like that it is


recommended to put a tough coat over topand because of that it i couldn't use some people will say well couldn't i putantique wax or dark wax on it waxes are always the last step so ifyou want to use a product like tough coat you couldn't use wax on here firstyou'd have the tough coat then wax so wax is not a product that we wouldrecommend for cabinets glazes are much better so to apply the glaze very easywe're just going to dip our brush pick up some glaze and we're going to startbrushing into i start with the corners and crevices and i work with small areaswith this product because it actually dries quite fast though this is not abig door but it is thinking outside i


want to do too big of a section so youcan see how dark that is on there and i do small sections at a time i'm justgonna take a clean cloth here and i'm just going to wipe away the excess glazethat i don't want so you get to control this part so you can have it as dark asyou want or as light so i always say less is more because where does drya little bit darker i like to kind of just kind of keep it lighter and then inthe corners i leave it a little bit darker so that way when it dries inthere it really kind of brings out that corner and if you take off too much youcan just paint a little bit more on so you just kind of work in smaller sectionsand that's basically all you do with the


glaze you just start going through andpaint it on so it's a very easy product to use the product actually goesquite far and as i get through this i know there's probably some more peoplethat have joined us so please you know leave a comment below where you'recoming and viewing us from tonight we are in just outside of halifax for about20 minutes outside of halifax which is in nova scotia on the east coast of canadaand i'm sure there's some people that are joining us from maybe western canadaor even the united states so thank you for joining us tonight i'm justfinishing up this one piece here with glaze and then we're going to move on to our


final step which would be tough coatnow again before you glaze you want to make sure that your painted surface hasbeen drying for at least 24 hours and again as little or as much glaze asyou want on it so you can kind of play with it and every cabinet door if you'redoing a huge kitchen like i did at our cottage with 36 doors you know they'renot going to be all identical but it gives a really beautiful look afterwardsto see if we can get a close-up surely at that sure the glazing so you can seehow the glaze kind of settles into the cracks a little bit i kind of think it'slike adding age and patina back into especially a piece of furniture i reallylike the look of glaze and i've done


some big pieces of furniture so it justgives some more character where i'm mostly painting antiques i find that i don'twant my pieces to look pristine i do like some natural distressing on piecesand i either like using the waxes black wax antiquing wax or glazes and again onall my cabinets and pieces so that's the glaze it's pretty simple to use easyproduct and again with all this product there's little to no odor which is veryimportant to me and it's safe to use in our homes and around our children andour pets so i hear people sometimes say and they come in this shop and go welli'm thinking about painting but i have to wait until the weather's warm enoughand i can open all the all the doors and


windows but with this product you don'tneed to do that it is not oil-based is a natural product very low vocs to no vocsand little to no odor so makes it very easy to use in your home at any time of theyear so that's glazing simple we're done with that and then the last step - afterwe glaze now i would let that try again at least 24 hours then what iwould do is do tough coat and so tough coat is a product that is durability adds extradurability it's a clear product it's easy to use it's going to give a littlebit of a sheen to it but not a whole lot so this is kind of the finished producthere and what i'm going to do on the back side of this one is to show you howto use the tough coat so before you do


thatcharity had a question shirley she said sorry i missed the first part but didyou clear coat first before the glaze clear coat first before the glaze no theglaze goes right over the paint so you don't have to clear coat you just paintlet the paint dry usually dry at least 24 hours and then you would add theglaze let the glaze dry for 24 hours so you can tell this painting kitchencabinets is not something you can knock off in a weekend project it does take afew days to go through if you're doing a couple different steps and i typicallydo you know kind of assembly line with all my cabinet doors after my glaze isdried and all my cabinets then i can go


through and use this product calledtough coat and it is clear there is a little bit of residue settling on thebottom this is a product you don't want to shake because it will create bubbleswe don't want bubbles in it so you just gently stir it foam applicator it's thebest way to apply this product do not use filament brushes because you'll getlots of streaks so we're going to just use a foam applicator and i'm just goingto dip it in halfway through and i'm going to just start gently swiping thisproduct on and i tend to try to go in one direction and then redo it you don'twant to overwork this product it actually dries very quickly and i justput on a nice thin coat and then what i


end up doing is doing two thinapplications and the results are beautiful if you put it on too thickwhat you're going to find is that it will pull awayor get tacky i always use the reference when we're doing our paint workshopswhich we offer here at the store is that it's kind of like brushing nail polishand if anyone's ever done that it pulls up and away and then you have to startover so just a nice thin application and use a foam brush for this one so it's alittle bit of product it actually goes in very long ways and you don't want anybubbles so you don't want to put a lot of pressure onto it so you're just goingto go through and put on one thin coat


so if you just joined us in the last fewminutes don't worry if you think you might miss the beginning we will postthis and country chic kind of post it on their site so you can view the wholetutorial kitchen cabinets is you know it is a big job because it's quite a fewusually cabinet doors to do but it actually is very rewarding because a lottimes we have great cabinets i'm gonna say with great bones but we just don'tlike the color anymore so this is an easy way to get a new look and tobrighten up your space especially if you have all wood like at our cottage it wasall knotty pine so it was a lot of kind of the old orange shellac so now ipainted all my cabinets they're all


white like vanilla frosting very warmwhite and it is beautiful and that's it so with tough coat if you think youmissed any spots don't go back let it dry when you put on your second coatyou'll get those spots so it is very easy to use and simple like that so thatis our finished product it is painted a little bit distressed and also too atough coat for protection which you should use that kitchen cabinets andalso bathroom cabinets so i think we're probably about time to announce ohyes promotional wise i mentioned at the beginning for those people who joined usthat we are going to be doing the 10% coupon so if you place an order onlinewith country chic paint you'll get 10% off


country chic also too i want to mentionthat we were if you commented you know what color kitchen cabinets you wantedto paint what color would you pick we are going to be giving away the countrychic apron tonight as well so do we have a winner for that we do it's rose mosher congratulations so country chic will mail and send out toyou your apron so congratulations and i also want to let everybody know thatthese products are available at many retailers all through north america soyou can go to www.countrychicpaint.com and you can find a retailer close to you also againif you want to place an order online you can shop online as well and if you usethe coupon number i gave you tonight


you'll get 10% off so iwant to thank you for joining me tonight and i hope you found this informative iwill post it on my facebook page which is lily pond vintage for anybody who'smissed the beginning and they can see it through if you're in the area drop inand see us jan and i are always here to help you with any questions that youhave and to help you with troubleshooting as well if you have apiece of furniture or kitchen cabinets that you want to startthat project so i thank you for joining us tonight and hope you enjoyed thetutorial