Most of my friends and I are in a chapter of our lives where we have flown the coop and either rent or own our very first homes/apartments. Most of them needing facelifts especially in the kitchen & bathroom department . A girlfriend of mine has been talking about painting over her apartment Cabinets to freshen up the look but from what I have seen of painted cabinetry I am not very impressed. However I have been introduced to a cabinet transformation product by Rust-Oleum that I am hoping might be the answer to an easy and affordable fix up.
The Cabinet Transformations product is a kit sold in home improvement stores (it’s definitely at Lowe’s and Home Depot). It’s a water-based, multi-purpose product for use on wood, laminate, melamine and metal. You take the kit up to the paint counter and ask them to tint it in one of 35 different colors – which becomes 70 when you add the optional decorative glaze.
Then, you take it home and get to work. The process is four steps and it’s really no more difficult than painting and wiping.
The Cabinet Transformations kit comes with an instructional DVD or you can watch it here and it is literally no more work then the steps shown above. For extra reassurance check out these testimonials – including the transformation below by Savannah:
The new cabinet finish definitely gives this kitchen a revamped look, isn’t it amazing!
The Cabinet Transformations kit comes in 2 sizes – Small (covers 100 sq ft, like a condo) and Large (covers 200 sq ft, like an average kitchen) – and has the suggested retail price of $79.99 and $149.99 respectively. Upon first glance, the price seems a little spendy, but once I calculated the cost of sandpaper + primer + paint + protective coating + a lot more time, I decided that it was well worth the price.
Also, since this product can be used on so many different surfaces, there are many other items you can transform with the kit, such as LAMINATE FURNITURE!