Oak Cabinets Painted And Distressed Black Via Caromal Colours

This year working right into the week of Christmas left me scrambling to clean, decorate, shop, wrap – you know,  all the  hulabalo0 – those last couple days before.

When we were cleaning the lower level I popped into the bathroom and

Oh crap….  didn’t like that look.  Okey, I could explain to my family (we were hosting Christmas this year) that this was an experimental cabinet red0 (see this post for the project),  but then it occurred to me that this half done look wasn’t going to fly come next month when we put the house on the market…

So I stopped in my cleaning tracks and whipped out the cabinet.  You can all relate to that ‘being sidetracked‘ moment right? 🙂

These cherry stained oak cabinets covered in just one  chip-brushed coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat (color Peppercorn), and I only used about 1/3 of the quart – but I didn’t do the inside door panels and I didn’t do the side of the cabinet next to the toilet…

After I sanded to distress, I brushed on the Toner and wiped it off, then topcoated with the Min-wax wipe on poly….

One thing down, twenty-kajillion to go!


Caromal Colours are not carried in big stores.  There are a handful of small country/ home furnishing stores through the US  that may carry a limited selection,  but if you purchase in a store that owner will receive credit not me.    If this post was informative and helpful in your ‘how-to’ searches, a simple, but huge, way to thank me  is this:   if you decide to use these products,  use my code, PattyH in the coupon code area. This code is needed in order for me to receive credit for the order,  if you forget to use it I lose. You don’t pay more by using my code – and if you order online you won’t pay tax (outside PA).

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4 responses to “Oak Cabinets Painted And Distressed Black Via Caromal Colours

  1. Patti, I looked at your first photo of bath cabs. Thought ? hmm. What is wrong with this picture …looks okay to me. Then I ” noticed” the 3 ” peppercorn” painted drawers. Somehow I so know this look ..maybe that is why I didn’t see anything wrong with it. (( my own cab in my kitchen, that has been left )) ahem. It is on my trazillion list to go too. *** love your final finish ~ Looks Awesome. Love the tones of cherry coming through the peppercorn~ really makes the counter ” Pop” . Love the Rug too 🙂 Happy New Year 2011

  2. you are NOT still living with ‘partially painted cab’s’ are you? you and i need to meet in 2011, paint brushes in one hand, glass of wine in the other – and kick out your kitchen! Deal?

  3. Patty,

    I love the cabinet! The last week training with you has left me inspired to really make this go! Thanks a ton and I appreciate knowing that you will be there if I need you in the future!

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