Monday, February 9, 2009

Goodbye Golden Oak!

I've been working a little more on our kitchen. This past weekend sanded some more golden oak cabinet doors, primed, painted, glazed, and sealed. I have a few more of the upper cabinets to do and then will start on the bottom cabinets. Oh how I wish this project was FINISHED!



BEFORE


After it is sanded, primed, and painted


Next, it's time to glaze
Some people like alot of glaze and put it all over the cabinets...I just wanted the glazing to be subtle, so I just applied it where I wanted it.



Then the long, tedious process starts of wiping the excess glaze off.

My sister in law who also painted & glazed her golden oak cabinets said the glazing was her easiest step. She wanted a heavier glazed look than I do, so I spend alot of time removing glaze being careful to not remove it all. The tools I use for this are paper towels, sponge brush, water, and a tiny paint brush.


After


It's very subtle like I said, but I like it! Now, gotta go work on some more cabinet doors. Hubby installed crown molding this weekend...I'll show you it tomorrow.

I am so happy to see that golden oak leave! Our house was full of golden oak and little by little it is going bye bye! I hope it never goes back in style!! I'll rebel if it does!

Darlene

39 comments:

My Home - My Life said...

I have been wanting to do that to my cabinets since we bought our house but I haven't talked hubby into it yet. They look great!

santamaker said...

WOW ! Terrific difference. I did the same thing in our kitchen in our previous home. Not a fan of the golden oak either. Can't wait to see it finished!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful, Darlene!

We had golden oak at the farm. The only cabinet I redid was a bathroom vanity,using the colors you used. Made all the difference in the world! I wish we had gone ahead and done the rest of the cabinets. Never got around to it though.

I can't wait to see your kitchen, when finished. Great job!

Dawnie said...

hey I like that! at first i thought yuck but seeing the end results is stunning! I have no clue as to how to do any of this....and i"m missing out!

Lynda said...

You are doing such a wonderful job on your cabinet doors! It looks fantastic, and I can't wait to see the entire kitchen done!

Tina said...

You are doing a nice job there, my dear! I have sanded a few of those golden oak finishes before and it is a JOB to say the least!
Enjoy the results.
Blessings
T

Lisa said...

It looks fantastic! We painted our kitchen cabinets a year ago - what a difference.

Can't wait to see them all put back together.

kahlanne said...

It is going to look so much better! When you are through, you can always come do my cabinets if you would like. LOL.

Nikki said...

Awesome! It really looks great!

3CHEERS4MOM said...

WOW! They look great, I am thinking about redoing my cabinets also. Can't wait to see the rest of the kitchen redo.
-Cheers, Amy

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Darlene,
What color was the glaze?
-Cheers, amy

Cass said...

Oh my! You are doing a spectacular job of painting those oak cupboards. We have almost identical oak in our kitchen; I loathe it, but haven't had the courage to break out the paint. Are you using oil paint? And does the heavy oak graining show through? What kind of glazing are you using? It all looks gorgeous. Oh ... I think I need to do this! -- Cass

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...
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Christina said...

Oh Darlene, how fantastic the doors look. I would so love to paint my cabinets, but just haven't committed to it yet, because of the amount of work involved. I can't wait to see your finished product.

Just fabulous!

Melissa Miller said...

~Darlene this is looking gorgeous! :)

Amber said...

Those look so great! We have golden oak too, and I need to fix it soon.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

That looks like so much work, but you sure are doing a great job. It's going to look gorgeous. Can't wait to see more pics. Isn't it funny how our taste changes? I used to love oak. Our last house was full of it....I had to move to get something different! LOL!

Nice to meet you. I found you at Susan's.

Donna

xinex said...

Wow, very nice! Love the transformation!...Christine

Dana said...

Love them wow! I am impressed you go girl my God bless your work and I can't wait to see the finished product. God Bless

Dana

Inspired Kara said...

What a great transformation!!!!

Kim Chalfant said...

Love them. I have the same ugly oak cabinets in my kitchen. I have been wanting to paint them white. I love the glaze on them. I will have to remember to do that as well.

Can't wait to see the finished project. But for now, the cabinets are pretty fab.

Susan said...

Great idea...looks great!

Susan

Nancy said...

Oh, I can't wait to see! Looks like you are doing beautiful job! Blessings, Nancy

Chari said...

Hello Darlene...

Wow...Wow...WOW!!! Your cabinets doors are awesome, my friend!!! I love the creamy white color and I love the subtle glazing...they're perfect!!! I can only imagine the work involved...eeekss...but I can't wait till you have them all done and to see the "after" photo! You're doing a fabulous job!

Warmest wishes...
Chari

Bobbi Jo said...

Those doors look great! I can't wait to see the end pictures. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

ooohhhh I love what you did to the cabinet doors!!! Cant wait to see the rest of your project!

blessings
mary

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful job. I know it was a lot of work, but what a transformation. Can't wait to see it finished (and I'm sure you can't either) Kathy

Tricia Anne said...

Your cabinets are gorgeous! I have wanted to do the very same thing since we moved in! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Darlene said...

Those are looking FABULOUS!!!! I want to do ours but I haven't decided I am ready to commit yet! I know it is a LOT of work. It is going to look spectacular.♥

Susan S. said...

I love the glazed look. I have white cabinets like that and would like to perk them up just a bit. I always thought I would have to do the "dry brush" technique to just get some color on the raised portions of the doors. Thanks for you example pics....that makes it so much more understandable.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Darlene, these cabinets look GREAT! I did this to our kitchen cabinets in our last home and it really, really improved the look of our kitchen.

I keep thinking I should do the same to our oak cabinets at our little cottage up north. . . but then too much work at the cottage cancels out the reason we built our cottage ~ to REST!!! :)

Blessings,

Sher

claudie said...

Oh I don't blame you one bit for changing the Oak. I would do the same. It makes for a brighter atmosphere doesn't it?
Your girls are beautiful.
Hubby and I celebrated our 20th also.
Happy MET Monday
Love Claudie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Perfection! I really like how you did this. I look forward to seeing the final kitchen. laurie

The Norwegian said...

You are doing a wonderful job and your cabinets are going to be beautiful. My husband designs kitchens - thus we have seen the glazes that enhance cabinetry. Everyone wants this look right now!What an inspiration you are - to transform your kitchen yourself!
Great post.

Shelia said...

I'm loving how your cabinets are turning out. The glaze really makes them beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Darlene they look fantastic, we once painted kitchen cabinets so I know what a task it is.

I think you're going to love them !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Allison said...

Hi There. You're cabinets look great. We did ours last year and it did take us 10 months to get it done :-) It was a job. I will have to send you pics.

melissa said...

Darlene~
They are looking so great! I think the amount of glaze you're using looks perfect. I feel your pain of doing this~we were painting ours about this time last year~it's all worth it though. I love all of the shutters you just posted as well~putting some in my "inspiration folder." Have a great day~

ann said...

This is fabulous.Great job...Ann

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