Seabreeze and Gem Turquoise

Welcome Paint Lovers…

Jourdan @ The Little Yellow Barn submitted this dresser that I’m crushing on.

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She started by sanding the piece lightly and applying a coat of primer. Then came the spray paint gun.  Such a summer inspiration piece… I want to do a dresser like this!

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Carrie @ Hooked on Decorating submitted her sewing cabinet.

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She scored this cabinet for only $30.00 at an indoor garage sale. She set out to transform its tomato red color into something that would fit in more nicely with my decor. She decided to try out Behr Paint and Primer All In One in Gem Turquoise 500B-4 at 50% strength. She coated the cabinet with two coats of this paint after preparing the cabinet by a good cleaning and then a light sanding. After each coat of Behr paint she sanded with 400 grit sandpaper and made sure to remove the sanding dust with a tack cloth. She distressed the cabinet with 220 grit sandpaper, aged it with burnt umber craft paint mixed into glazing medium and then top coated it with three coats of General Finishes Satin Varnish. Beautifully done!


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Gail @ My Repurposed Life on Painting Cabinets

Hi, I’m Gail, I blog at My Repurposed Life. I am so happy to be guest posting for my good friend Maryann on her great new blog Power of Paint! Sometimes I struggle with paint projects, but sometimes I get it right. My kitchen is one of those times I got it right. Giani GraniteI worked very hard on all the details when I painted my kitchen cabinets. How to Paint Oak CabinetsWash all surfaces with warm soapy water, then wipe down with TSP. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (3)Remove doors and drawer fronts, identifying each one. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (4)For best results use a sprayer. For this project I used an HVLP sprayer and a compressor.  I have since found a much better solution.  This electric paint sprayer will be the answer to all your problems. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (6) Use  Scotch Blue Painter’s tape to protect your edges. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (7)I used Dutch Boy Refresh (semi-gloss) in Sweetened White. How to Paint Oak Cabinets (8) I chose not to paint the inside of my cabinets.  Dishes would end up scuffing up the finish.  Were I to do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing.   How to Paint Oak Cabinets (5)Hinges are very expensive. I chose to paint mine instead of replacing them. The power of paint is really awesome!

I got a great deal on the knobs, I found them on clearance at a fraction of the cost. It’s been over a year and a half since I painted my cabinets. The paint is holding up perfectly. Not a nick, scratch, or chip.  I know a lot of people would prefer a high gloss finish, however I think the semi-gloss is one reason these cabinets have held up so well.  I applied the paint in several thin layers.  Ladies, compare cabinets to how you polish your nails—several light coats last a lot longer than two heavy coats, that literally peel right off.  Smile For more details, please check out my post How To Paint Oak Cabinets.

Thank you Maryann for allowing me to crash your place today.  I am so happy the Power of Paint has it’s own permanent place. I know it’s going to be my “go-to” place when I am looking for ideas and inspiration.

Gail

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