02:15PM | 08/03/03
Member Since: 08/02/03
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How do I do this?? I want them to be off-white with a distressed look...kind of an old country look...


05:35PM | 08/03/03
Member Since: 05/03/03
48 lifetime posts
This may seem "out there" but , use chains, a hammer, razor, ( to cut small pieces out ) and have at it. Just lightly hit the chain across the cabinets , and /or side hit them with a hammer, ( not like you are hammering in a nail or anything) Thats what distressing means. You may want to practice on a different piece of wood before going at it on you're cabinets!


05:43PM | 08/03/03
Member Since: 05/03/03
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Also , if you are going to paint them , since you want them off white, thats a whole process in itself. They have to be cleaned/washed ,TSP is best ( any hardware) , sanded down,,,oil primed, latex or oil painted, then a top coat of poly (2 or 3 coats ) recommended to protect the finish. Distress them of course right before you prime and paint them. When using polyurethane , use a WATER based poly , not oil. Oil based tends to yellow after a bit , where as water based won't( water based is creamy white out of the can, but dries clear)


02:53PM | 08/04/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
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Their is a process at most paint stores called crackling it makes the paint curl and shrink up giving it a really nice aged look.
Go to a paint store H irshfields,S herwin Williams,and somone their can most likely tell you more about it.It is really great looking when done,is pretty easy to do also.
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