Monday, November 1, 2010

Glazing White Cabinets

Our Bathroom (the Master Bath) has been on my to-do list since we moved into this house.  It's not horrible by any means, and it's a relatively nice bathroom size wise, it just definitely needed a few touches to make it our style.  The previous owners were had more of a "royal" style, and ... well, that's just not us.

We have these nice white cabinets and this dark black granite...and while each is nice it its own right, I don't really like them together.



So this weekend, I took my paint brush and my glaze and decided to do something about it.

I just painted the whole cabinet with the glaze, concentrating on the edges, and after a few minutes, wiped off the areas that I didn't want to be too dark.  I took a small corner of the towel to go along the edges so that I could leave most of the glaze in the crevices.


I like this look so much better than just the solid white with the solid black...minus the glaring white strip on the bottom that I just realized I still need to glaze.  Oops!  I might go back with a small paint brush and make more of a clean line along drawer creases, but this was plenty good enough for now!


What do you think?  Do you like the added depth and dimension or did you like the crisp clean look better?   This is just one step of a multiple step bathroom makeoever, so stay tuned to see what else I've got up my sleeve.

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!  Happy Monday!

If you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment or subscribe to the feed reader to get future posts delivered to your reader.


I'm linking up to the parties in my sidebar...go check out what everyone else is transforming!

31 comments:

  1. Looks great!! I love the color on the walls as well!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well, I *thought* I liked the plain old white until I saw your after photo! Wow! What a difference. It looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm your newest follower from the Monday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

    Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the glazed soooo much! You did a great job! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. It looks fantastic! I need to do the same thing to shelves my husband and I made last weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It looks great. I'm about to attempt glazing on a project soon, so it's nice to see ones people have done.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful! Looks much better that way!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This looks sooo great. I am dying to help my friend do this to her old oak cabinets. It makes such a difference and looks so updated.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I LOVE the look! I did that in my kitchen, my daughter doesn't like it, says it looks dirty. Good thing she moved out huh? LOL

    ReplyDelete
  10. Glazed is good! I love the way it makes furniture details "pop!"

    ReplyDelete
  11. VERY nice!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking it up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I definitely like the glaze look. Nice job!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. It's a much warmer look! More vintage! Great job! :)

    xoxo laurie

    ReplyDelete
  14. The distressed and/or glazed look is so forgiving. Looks very high end. Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Tara this is amazing! I'll be featering this on BCD this Sunday! Thanks for linking!

    Becca

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great job! Definetely adds dimension to basic white.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Kara,
    Your makeover is really gorgeous, I am loving the look!
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the look- are the cabinets that melamine finish, and did you top coat it with anything so it won't rub off when you clean it? I'd love to do this in my kitchen, white is just not my style at all.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is beautiful! What color did you tint the glaze? Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Fantastic transforamtion! Well done added value!
    The space is even more personalized now, but without being too trendy =)

    :D Lynda

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm with you- I think it's a much softer look with the glazed cabinets next to the black. It'll be fun to see the whole bathroom redo, too!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have the exact same cabinets in my kitchen, and would LOVE to do this! You did an amazing job!
    I am just a little scared, though... what glaze did you use, and can it be cleaned off it is looks terrible? lol
    And I echo what Ellen Leigh said -- can you clean them after the glaze is dry and you don't have to worry about it coming off? With five kids in the house, the doors have to be wiped down -- a LOT!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Looks great! While I love the glazed look, I'm scared to attempt it myself. Seeing projects like this make me feel a bit more daring...

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wow... love the new look. Well done! I like to glaze, too. :) Visiting from Remodelaholic.

    Lori

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love em! Looks incredible. I echo the question: what did you use to glaze them? What colour is your glaze? What brand?
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thanks for all of the compliments ladies!

    I used Ralph Lauren's faux glaze tinted in smoke (got it from Home Depot) to glaze.

    As for the finish of my cabinets, they do have the melamine top coat, which means if you scrub really hard, it is possible to pull the glaze off the cabinets. I'm going to try to top coat them with some poly this week and see if that fixes it. I wiped them down with soap and water and the glaze stayed, but if I put some HEAVY elbow grease into it, the glaze will come off. If you have wood cabinets, this shouldn't be an issue at all.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Just stopping by from Met Monday. I like the glaze and plan to do the same at our house. Looks like you painted the "royal" wallpaper, too!! Can't wait to see what else you have done!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. This looks great! Make me want to do a little revamping to my house...

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oooh! Great job! I love the look of glazed cabinets. Considering for our own house. Thanks for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! ;)

    Have a great weekend Kara!

    Roeshel

    ReplyDelete

Like what you saw? Have a question? Got a suggestion? Leave me some comment lovin!

Related Posts with Thumbnails