Friday, April 15, 2011

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover: From Drab to Fab

One of my favorite things to do is to redo kitchen cabinets.  It's a great money-saver and it can really transform your kitchen.  Here's one that we did not too long ago.

First, we had the homeowner add some crown moldings - then we did a base color and the first coat of glaze

Here I am putting the first coat of glaze on...

I then did a oak woodgraining that matched the cabinetry.  Since the tones of the oak were different in some places, I had to change my recipe a bit here and there!  I then did a border stencil to look like inlaid wood on the soffit to bring your eye up - and to be more decorative.  

It really changed this kitchen!  The cabinets appear taller and it's a more modern look disguising the soffits!  This is a great idea for anyone who wants to update their kitchen...but especially when you are selling your home - this can really make a difference to a potential buyer.

We are doing another kitchen makeover like this the end of this month - only we are doing an antique cream finish over oak cabinetry. I will post those pics as soon as the project is finished!

If you would like to transform your Long Island home creatively, call Linda at 631 793-1315 for a complimentary design consultation.

Studio of Decorative Arts has two locations:  Great River NY and Huntington NY. 


Anonymous said...

Beautiful work!! What a great idea, totally transforms the kitchen!!
~ Joyce

Linda Leyble said...

Thanks Joyce!

Lamp Tramp said...

This is just amazing! You are so talented. I'm in awe!

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

That is stunning!! Wow you are talented!

Linda Leyble said...

Hey thanks everyone! I try to be as creative as I can and I believe that that translates to money savings for my clients. I appreciate all of your wonderful compliments!

I want to think Karen Berg of the "Redoux" blog for letting me know about the Link Party that she is hosting. Perhaps I will put up one more project - because Karen is holding the Link Party all weekend. Also a big Thank You to Miss Mustard Seed for her Link Party as well! It's great to have these link ups so that more people get to see other people's blogs!

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