Antiquing kitchen cabinets can be done through distressing technique. This is a popular technique to turn even the modern kitchen into a beautiful timeless antique cabinet. Besides this technique, antiquing kitchen cabinets with glaze can also be performed though the distressing is still more common. Through simple DIY project, your cabinet will have casual, relaxed yet flirty and fun look. It makes the cabinet perfect to be added in any kitchen design from farmhouse to contemporary design. It adds the charm and characters to your lovely kitchen. It also conveys aura of comfortable age and warmth.
In antiquing kitchen cabinets through distressed technique, you have to decide the distressed look you desire. How distressed is the cabinet. For instance, if you just want to remove brand new look of the cabinet, you can try antiquing kitchen cabinets with chalk paint. This is easy and very affordable DIY project you do yourself. It means creating well-placed layers of the paint. Then, continue by sanding in places to create natural worn look. As for the finish, consider protective seal especially for black cabinets to make sure the paint and distressed effect remain of the surface for a few years ahead.
Do you wish for more extreme distressed effect? Well, you must start by hitting your cabinets using chains or hammers. But hit it gently because you don’t want to destroy it. You must create dents on the cabinets’ surface. And continue by sanding the surface so the natural wood color underneath can be revealed. Then, you can start antiquing kitchen cabinets with chalk paint. Make sure to create several layers and sanding. The distressed effect can be put on any surface of the cabinets for instance the corners. Usually, white and black are the most popular colors for antiquing kitchen cabinets but you can still choose other colors as you wish.