Whenever I post an image of my kitchen on my Instagram account I get questions about how I painted my cabinets. I wanted to do a breakdown of how I accomplished this look. When we moved in, these cabinets screamed “update”. I knew very little about paint. But, when I decide to do something I just do it! This is how I glazed my kitchen cabinets.
Glazing my Kitchen Cabinets
I started by removing all cabinet doors and drawers and taking off all pulls and hardware. Instead of stripping and hand sanding all of this, I took the easy route and used a liquid sander and deglosser. After that, I cleaned them off with warm water and a wash cloth.
The final step was to paint. Instead of doing a solid coat, I wanted a “pickled” effect. I mixed one part latex interior paint in a satin finish in any color of your choice. I used a very soft grey. Then, mixed it with 3 parts clear glaze medium. My father and I applied the product with a cheap chip brush and went heavier in the creases and details. We also added a few “flaws” but dabbing the brush randomly in different areas. The benefit of painting with this method is, if you want to add more, you can. I started off with minimal product on my brush and added as needed.
I didn’t seal as a final coat and I haven’t had any issues! However, I would say I recommend it if you plan to have this look very long term. I knew we would eventually be remodeling this space so I did not. It has held up with heavy use over the last 4 years beautifully. Feel free to leave me a comment if you have any further questions! Hope this was helpful to those of you wanting to recreate this look.
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