Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kitchen Re-do

Happy hump day! I've been wanting to blog about my kitchen transformation before I even had a blog, since my hubby refinished the cabinets himself (After I lovingly convinced him to). We used Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations in Espresso, which cost us only $100 to do the entire kitchen. Before we went ahead and purchased the kit, I searched all over the web to find reviews on everything from the process, the complexity, and the overall finish at the end. The general consensus was that it was pretty easy but time consuming. The beauty is that you don't need to sand anything as it comes with a de-glosser, but it did take us (him) a few weekends to complete. I would have participated, really, but I was 8 months' pregnant at the time and the hubby wouldn't let me (I swear!). This is the before pic (taken before we even moved in to the home):

And this is the after (We also installed new hardware, changed the floors and painted, in case you were wondering):
He did a pretty good job, in my opinion. The kit can be purchased at Home Depot and Lowes I believe, and cost us about $100. We got the dark kit, and had them mix it to the Espresso colour. We spend about another $30 or so on brushes and drop cloths. So total investment was about $130 for what would have cost us thousands of dollars to get done professionally. Not too shabby, considering we had already exhausted our reno budget on flooring, paint, new baseboards, new bathroom vanities and other small details. 

If you have any questions about our experience with Cabinet Transformations, drop me a line. 

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  1. Wow!! That looks AMAZING!! I think I need to go paint my cabinets now.The online Bed Shop

  2. fantastic job, it looks beautiful!!!
    was this job completed with or without the optional decorative glaze that comes with the kit? thanks in advance!

  3. Very nice job! I like all of the updates (hardware & floor) you made! I recently completed a cabinet transformation project as well - feel free to check it out!

  4. I love the wall color and the cabinets!!!! what color paint did you use to paint the kitchen? and for the cabinets did you use one box or 2 of the cabinet transformation kit?

  5. The cabinets turned out amazing! Did you guys use the glaze that came with the kit?