A homeowner, anxious to DIY refinish her oak kitchen cabinets, writes –
I have been checking out your blog for about a year now and have a shopping cart all saved and ready to go, but I am slightly nervous now that I am scheduling new countertops and need to get the cabinets painted.
These are the color options I am having a hard time narrowing down:
1) Cabinets Caromal Colours Cobblestone Textured Basecoat /Island Caromal Colours Peppercorn Textured Basecoat barnworn over Cobblestone
2) Cabinets and Island Caromal Colours Cobblestone Textured Basecoat
3) Cabinets Caromal Colours Cobblestone Textured Basecoat /Island Caromal Colours Chocolate Textured Basecoat Barnworn over Cobblestone
Also, I am a little nervous about the toner taking the cobblestone browner than I wanted. Would I be better off using the Caromal Colours Tea or Coffee Glazes just to warm up the color a little?
… My aunt came down this week from Virginia and showed me pics of a hutch she did in Caromal Colours Peppercorn/Putty. I squealed like a little girl to talk to someone about Caromal Colors! She wants me to go for it!
Thank You Sincerely…I am excited about my house again!
That night I’d completed a Caromal Colours workshop, and I’d demo’d the Cobblestone with Toner on a 1/2 door panel. I replied,
If I have time tonight when I get home, I can finish that full door (other 1/2) with Cobblestone then tape off and use Tea and Coffee Glazes for you to see the difference.
What color are your stools? Dark brown or black? Black (Peppercorn) would tie in any black you have in your appliance, etc…. both colors are dark and both are neutral – but black is more popular. Both are yummy under the Cobblestone.
Choice wise, I’d do 1 or 3 – since I love the barnworn finishes as an accent .
This door was originally a white laminate. I painted bottom half Cobblestone with Toner during the workshop. I painted the rest of the door Cobblestone as well. then gave it a quick five second sand-
Notice the cabinet door to left – top 1/2 is Chocolate Textured Basecoat, bottom 1/2 is Peppercorn Textured Basecoat-
Then I decided to add more Toner to the “Toned” 1/2-
She also asked,
We are also trying to decide whether to do the island in butcher block or granite like the rest of the countertops…personally I feel the wood is more rustic…earthy…
I really like that idea!
Keep us updated – I can’t wait to see what you choose!
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