Updating old painted cabinets
This was what the first rough, wet coat looked like.(: I tried Beyond Paint with a roller on this outdoor patio table, as they recommend, and it definitely gives it more texture, sort of bumpy, but not in a bad way. If you want a smooth surface, you can use a paintbrush, like I did). With any paint, most times you’re going to have to use two coats if you want full coverage. The piece needs to be repaired on the side, though. I had this Anthropologie knob laying around from an old project and decided to use it. it matches if I on the handles to match the Anthropologie brassy color knob.And this piece passed all the RULES, so it was fair game!I love trying new furniture paints (click here to check out my review of the 12 most popular furniture paints) because there are so many of them now and it’s hard to choose what works and what doesn’t.Since I first started doing Beyond paint reviews, they have been expanding like crazy.Because of their feature on This Old House so many stores have been carrying it.
Updating your kitchen is a great way to boost value and reinvent the entire home.
While looking at possible upgrade options, you might develop the assumption that a kitchen renovation is simply too expensive and you need thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars to do everything you need, especially when it comes to the cabinets. It is not necessary to gut the kitchen and pull out all of your old cabinets.
Instead, you can update the way it looks just by switching up the paint and adding new fixtures.
Hands down, the easiest furniture paint I’ve used for painting my pieces of thrift store furniture finds has been Beyond Paint, including this china cabinet makeover in a pretty “Nantucket” blue! But I’ve noticed that a bunch of furniture paints are hitting the market and I’m sooo curious about how they stack up to what I consider to be the Gold Standard (a.k.a. So this company used to be called RECLAIM Beyond Paint but they’ve since rebranded to Beyond Paint, reached out to me and offered to let me try a couple of their paints (I chose Nantucket and Off White). Just like other furniture paints, it’s made especially for cabinets and furniture.
I scored this awesome china cabinet for a measly at the thrift store. But I was about the very audible grrrooaaannn my husband would give me as I lugged one more piece of furniture into our achingly cramped garage. And just like Annie Sloan chalk paint, there’s no prep work involved–no sanding, priming, stripping–and it bonds to nearly anything. But when I compared it to Annie Sloan, there were clearly noticeable differences: When I lifted the paintbrush from the container, the paint didn’t budge. (I’m getting hungry now…) But the thick “custard” has something called nano-technology (don’t let me get all technical because I’m clueless), but this nano-technology allows it to bond to ANY surface and hides imperfections within the piece because the paint is “self-leveling” which is awesome! It actually has a little bit of shine/glossy sheen which seems to help it spread easier without having to dip my brush as often, which was nice.