Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I have started the transformation of the Black laminate cabinets

My last post I showed pictures of the cabinets that are in the Dining room of my Florida house.

I lamented about the way the cabinets just stood there hovering with no legs, like an alien spacecraft.

Personally I would have never put cabinets in the dining room, I would have purchased an old sideboard and painted her white.  But what's a girl to do when it's already there and a waaayyyyyy too much trouble to remove? Well my answer is paint her white and make her look as much like a piece of furniture as possible.
So that's what I have been up to.

  • lightly sanded every inch.
  • used a primer called the "gripper" from Home Depot
  • picked out a pretty Behr paint called "Table Linen"premium plus with primer in satin finish see Behr color center here
  • Picked up some 9 inch legs from Home Depot  and painted them. (The legs didnt need primer it's in the paint)

I completely taped and primed the cabinets. The back of the entire thing is mirrored so that is what you see in the background the reflection of whatever item is in front.

This is how it looks with one coat of the gripper primer and one coat of "table linen" by Behr
( I honestly thought this would be harder!) You just have to wait a while so things dry!
 Second coat goes on tonight.
This was a really hard black laminate high shine lacquer.... with gold trim. eeeiiikkkk!

I am hoping to be finished by tomorrow and then I can show the whole thing. The big reveal.
I kinda like the open shelves so I may not put the glass doors back on. I sprayed the gold hinges a brushed nickle and bought new brushed nickle knobs just in case I do want to put them back on. 

But really I am liking them open. I think that my milk glass will show up so much better if they are open! 
What do you think?
Any other touches I might add to cottage it up?

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  1. You're cabinets look great so far! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving some comment love. I really appreciate it. I haven't used that Gripper stuff but I've heard it works very very well! Keep it up! Can't wait to see the final results.

    xoxo Danielle

  2. They look wonderful, I always wondered of you could paint over laminite. I'll have to look into the Gripper stuff, I've never heard of it! I can't wait to see it all finished, I'm now a follower too! Hope you do the same:)



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