Sponge Painting Cabinets

I painted my kitchen cabinets a Cinnamon Spice color, but now they look bland and boring. Is there anything I can put on top of the paint, like a faux wash of some sort that would make them look better? Can I sponge paint another color over that?

RS3159 from Staten Island, NY

February 2, 20090 found this helpful
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Sponge painting is easy, forgiving, and lots of fun, I highly recommend it.

Choose a complimentary color and go for it.... you can always paint over it if the effects are undesired.

With a cinnamon spice color, try an orange tint, or mustard tint.

You can do an all over treatment, or a pattern, or even section it out to look like brick, or faux plaster.

Sponges vary from sea sponges which are small to hand sized, found in the craft section, .... to a big kitchen type square/rectangle, which can be cut into neat shapes.

Start off with a dry sponge, because drippy paint is the enemy...... lol.

Have fun!

Bet you could find a tutorial online about sponging.

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February 3, 20090 found this helpful
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You could try painting a border of a contrasting colour.

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February 17, 20090 found this helpful

Do a little research on "marbling " techniques used to create "Granite" looks then go buy a sea sponge. Use one or two colours ( perhaps your wall & bench colours) slightly load with paint & dab on sparingly. Build up colour till your happy then over paint with a clear layer.

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