online dating for 40 - Updating oak cabinets pictures

If there’s an appropriate alternative, I’ll list it.And trust me, this stuff is oil based, so it stains easily and quickly.

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Basically you want to make sure to get any grime, dust, gooey stuff, dirt, etc. Now, my vanity is obviously in a bathroom, so this step was quick and easy.

If you’re prepping kitchen cabinets, you’ll like need to use a sponge and soapy water to get off years of grease and gunk.

Once you’re done cleaning, make sure they’re dry and go ahead and remove all the drawers and doors. Well, generally men’s socks are white and tend to be LONG, so it’ll protect your entire forearm from gel stain.

When I was assigned the task of rounding up ten kitchen cabinet makeovers, I decided to give myself some parameters.

Actually, one parameter: No bright white kitchen cabinets.

It's not that I don't love white kitchen cabinets, it's just that they're everywhere these days, aren't they?

So here they are; some of the best not-all-white kitchen cabinet makeovers on the intertubes.

Transforming builder grade honey oak cabinets into sultry, dark espresso cabinets is easy. I’m going to walk you through it step by step as much as I can in this tutorial. I had a ton of trouble finding it locally, so I bought it on Amazon and had it to my door in about 4 days.) If you’re doing a small vanity, order the 1/2 pint. I ordered the quart since I am doing a vanity + a whole kitchen. Due to insane amounts of traffic from Pinterest, there’s now a FAQ post about this very tutorial below. And if you don't mind, a quick tweet about this tutorial will help me keep up with all the emails I get.

I hope you’ll find it easy, non-intimidating and then recommend my blog to all your friends so my blog can grow and grow. Here’s what my vanity looked like before I got started.

Since I do this all for free out of the goodness of my little heart. This is probably the least fun step, but you must protect your floors, counters, walls, tiles, or any area that may get stain on it.

Otherwise, plan to get exactly what I list to get the same results I did. -Masking tape AND painter’s tape (you could just use painter’s tape, I use masking tape because it’s cheap at Dollar Tree…so in other words, painter’s tape is expensive, so I only use it when I absolutely have to)-General Finishes Java Gel Stain (YOU CANNOT SUBSTITUTE THIS!

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