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brodywms

Hey everyone, recently I posted about "how to go about creating the creamy white cabinet with glazed look" in a post titled "white cabinet glaze". I decided to go ahead and attempt this myself today on an old vanity cabinet door my father had lying around. I did one half of the door to kind of show a before and after effect and wanted to know your opinions on how you think I did on my first attempt, how you think it looks, and if you think my kitchen will look nice with the entire cabinetry like this. I will be updating the hardware as well. Thanks.

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the paint is creamy white, but i had the glaze pre mixed at lowes for the effect, a darker chocolaty color...... they had some cabinets there that resembled exactly what i want to do, so the guy just color matched everything for me. my only problem was on how to apply the glaze, but i think im going to re attempt and try the things you just mentioned and see what the result is. thanks

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brodywms

what do you think about me using the brush/q tip method just for the crevices and detail areas (trim, molding) and not using it on the flat parts. The color we are using is an off creamy white anyway, so i think this could be an option. any feed back?

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brodywms

yes very, the glaze was already pre mixed, so all i was doing was wiping on the glaze and wiping it right back off in sections, but it seemed to be yellowing the door too much, making it look yucky. I will use a brush and try....ive read a chip brush works well. thanks

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brodywms

love your mock up, looks exactly how we want our finished cabinets to turn out. I dabble a bit some more today to try and do as you suggested, and ive had no luck. :hairpull: i hope to soon figure this out. thanks again.

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brodywms

[IMG]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/DocThuganomics/french_country.jpg[/IMG]
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brodywms

please keep in mind the look im trying to achieve. following what you are suggesting will give these cabinets a different look, and although that is a great look as well, this is simple not what we are looking for. I am familiar with what you are talking about though. Im attaching some images of what resembles exactly what im trying to replicate with my cabinets. thanks guys.
[IMG]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/DocThuganomics/kitch2.jpg[/IMG]
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[IMG]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/DocThuganomics/kit11.jpg[/IMG]
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Any tips of achieving this is more than appreciated.

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brodywms

thanks, i appreciate all the help/ support. So, you said shadowing effect...am i doing this right then? lol a little confused. In the pic above, its my first time attempting this project, but the second attempt at the glaze. the first attempt i didnt wipe the glaze off the flat face soon enough and it was way too dark and DID look dirty. 2nd time around my wife and i are pretty pleased with the overall look.

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brodywms

just to make sure im doing this correctly, do you apply the glaze to the flat door faces as well, and then wipe off with damp cloth. That is what ive been reading and did on the door above. Does it look too dirty or is it good enough to look more updated and lively. thanks

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brodywms

pearl girl thanks for your reply, love those cabinets in the photo you attached, but what im looking for is toned down a bit and more taupe looking, like in this pic. also can someone please recommend a place to get the rope cabinet trim for the cabinet faces? i searched google and cant find it. thanks
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