Decorating ideas to make your kitchen cabinets pop
Find resources for kitchen decorating ideas in Atlanta
By Kelly Sundstrom
Does your kitchen look drab and boring? You may have spent a lot of time and money remodeling your home only to realize later that you have left out your kitchen. Instead of wasting a lot of additional time and money, consider painting the kitchen cabinets. But don't just stick to covering the entire cabinet with a single layer of paint. Consider a few of these decorating ideas that use paint to create a dynamic and gorgeous kitchen.
- Pictures and patterns: Use sponges and stencils to create patterns around the cabinet edges. For example, you can apply a larger stencil on to the center of each cabinet, and smaller border stencils around the outside edges to create kitchen cabinets that look rustic with a shabby chic charm.
- Faux finish: When you apply paint using different sponges and tools, you can make your cabinets look like stone or hard wood. If you have cheaper cabinets, adding on a faux stone or wood finish can really make them look more expensive. Hardware or home improvement stores sell a wide array of faux finish sponges that make applying faux paint super easy. For stone, you will layer paint using mostly sponges, and for wood you will layer paint using a combination of sponges and plastic faux finish tools.
- Sanding and staining: When old, dingy paint is stripped away, you might discover that you have gorgeous hardwood cabinets underneath. Once uncovered, you can stain the wood any color you prefer and finish the stained wood with a sealant or polyurethane coating to protect it from moisture damage.
- Dimensional painting: Block off regions of the cabinets, then apply a few different paint shades to make flat cabinets appear more dynamic. For example, if you paint a rectangle in the center of a flat cabinet using a light shade, the surrounding sides of the rectangle using a medium shade and the edges of the cabinet using a darker shade, it will make the cabinets look 3-D.
You may not feel confident giving your kitchen cabinets a face lift if you have never done this type of work before. Consider contacting a local Atlanta painting professional who can help you discuss decorating ideas and get a fantastic kitchen in no time.
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