whitewashing/distressed painting


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Old 05-31-01, 01:45 PM
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Hi George, I am very interested in the whitewashed look. It is also called distressed look. This would be an alternative to just painting kitchen cabinets. I love the look. How do you go about it. Most likely you must sand. But I have no idea what to do after that. Would the process be the same for any color ? Of distressed look? I saw a distressed green dresser draw set in an unfinished furniture store. It was very lovely. Thanks . P.S. George can you buy just kitchen cabinets to replace old kitchen cabinets without having totally remodel your kitchen? A do it yourself project. Where could you get these cabinets? Thanks Again Justjoett Justnjoett
 
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Old 05-31-01, 06:19 PM
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Justn:

To my mind, whitewashing a distressing are two different techniques. First, here's a couple of sites that have instructions on whitewashing:

http://www.woodfinishsupply.com/LimingOrWhitewash.html

http://www.jjames.com/shop/libron/Limingor.htm


As far as replacing the kitchen cabinets, I suggest you visit a home center and talk with someone knowledgable in the field - there's a lot more to it than just picking out some new ones and sliding them (or screwing them) in place on your floors and walls.

Sears (among others) offers a cabinet refacing service you may want to investigate.

Further thoughts on a different look - check out some of the stains made by Minwax (and others). They come in a variety of pastel shades as well as the traditional wood tones, and may be an easier way to get from where you are to where you want to be.
 
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Whitewashing cabinets

There are several sites with information on how to do this. Try this one:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ets.html?cat=6
 
 

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