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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
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.
You could try painting a border of a contrasting colour.
I have a dated kitchen with 70's 'jalepeno green' counter tops and dark brown laminate cabinets. The counter tops are in great shape, so I am wanting to paint the cabinets. Any ideas on what colors would look good?
Tiffany from Illinois
I would go with a lighter color, depending on the floor color. Maybe ivory or a buttery yellow. Then you could accessorize with blues and turquoises..
First you should prime your cabinets. I had dark cabinets in my kitchen and I wanted to lighten them. Looks good too. I think that since your counters are green, you should go white and maybe get some stencil paint and ivy stencils, add a few stencils in ivy print around the corners of the cabinet doors. You could get a canister set also with ivy and add a green rug in front of your sink. You'll be all coordinated. Have fun!!
Can I paint over stained wood cabinets?
Depends on what you have cleaned them with. Is there a heavy build up of wax or oil? Then that would need to be stripped off
I painted my stained cupboards in my last home. first i washed them very well with TSP (found at Home Stores), then rinse, rinse and rinse. Sand with a palm sander. Prime (I used Zinssers water based). then paint. i used white hi-gloss enamel by Behr (Home Depot). Loved the cabinets. Beautiful!!
I have traditional oak cabinets next to redwood flooring. The cabinets need a makeover to match the new flooring. Should I paint or accent them in some way? Suggestions?
You could choose a shape, narrow rectangle, stripe at bottom or top, oval etc and do it in the redwood color of the flooring using either paint or stain.