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Old Nov 5th 2020, 4:39 pm
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If you'd have picked red for the shower it would've looked like a phone box and you could've kept your bath mat.
LOL. That bath mat is staying, phone box or not.
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Old Nov 5th 2020, 5:52 pm
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LOL. That bath mat is staying, phone box or not.
Well ... the current color scheme / style could be equally associated with the Tardis, so you can still keep the bathmat! You might be able to get a showerhead that looks like a phone too

https://www.amazon.com/Off-Hook-Phone-Shaped-Shower/dp/B00A9I212S
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Well ... the current color scheme / style could be equally associated with the Tardis, so you can still keep the bathmat! You might be able to get a showerhead that looks like a phone too

https://www.amazon.com/Off-Hook-Phon.../dp/B00A9I212S

I’ll run that idea past the wife LOL.
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So after replacing the floors throughout, ripping out and replacing the en suite and downstairs bathrooms, replastering all the ceilings and replacing the trim and repainting the exterior, the kitty is almost dry. So we had to take the cheaper route of repainting the kitchen units for now. Turned out much better than I expected.




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Cabinets look great. Sturdy oak cabinets are hard to beat and paintimg gives them a more modern look.
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Old Nov 19th 2020, 2:29 am
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So after replacing the floors throughout, ripping out and replacing the en suite and downstairs bathrooms, replastering all the ceilings and replacing the trim and repainting the exterior, the kitty is almost dry. So we had to take the cheaper route of repainting the kitchen units for now. Turned out much better than I expected.
What a transformation. The cabinets look great.
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So after replacing the floors throughout, ripping out and replacing the en suite and downstairs bathrooms, replastering all the ceilings and replacing the trim and repainting the exterior, the kitty is almost dry. So we had to take the cheaper route of repainting the kitchen units for now. Turned out much better than I expected.



Wow! That is a great transformation indeed! I looked at the pics before reading the intro, and didn't even realize the cabinets were the same. Love the color, and the color 'differential' for the island. The color goes remarkably well with the countertop tiles! That 'classic oak' look is so incredibly dated and this really updates the room. The handles look good too.

I have cabinets not unlike that in my kitchen, but with slightly more decorative panel routing (even more dated!), and a slightly nicer wood (alder, I believe). I've repainted some identical cabinets in another room, and a) it was a horribly tedious job, and b) does not appear very durable - I've already scratched off bits of the paint accidently. But - I didn't go crazy with preparation, and that's probably the key. So ... what did you do to prep the surfaces, and how did you apply the paint - roller, brush, spray, etc?
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So ... what did you do to prep the surfaces, and how did you apply the paint - roller, brush, spray, etc?
Just primer then acrylic cabinet paint with a roller.
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Congrats, great outcome.
We painted our kitchen cabinets several years ago. It made a big difference but we were nowhere near prepared for how gruelling and painstaking a process it was, even with a sprayer. Never again, haha.
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Question for the brain trust:
Was planning on pouring a small concrete path in my front yard next weekend, so did a lot of digging to prep for formwork today.
Came across a french drain right in the middle of where I'm planning to pour... what does one do in these situations?


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Just primer then acrylic cabinet paint with a roller.
Did you sand the entire surface first?

I removed the doors from the cabinets and laid them flat to help avoid 'runs', but still got them:






Now, granted, these are close ups. The cabinets look great from a distance:


(I painted the stair rails too).

So I'm just curious how it looks close up. But more importantly, the durability issue is what bothers me ... I've already seen some areas where the paint has been very easily removed (like where the doors 'strike' the frame on closure).
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New seasonal quilted wall hanging for over the dining table:



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Not being a paint expert, but will say whatever paint they used in these apartments must not be so great. Never had paint that shows so much oils from human skin, and water stains so badly, peeling pretty badly too in the bathroom most notably in the shower area.

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New seasonal quilted wall hanging for over the dining table:



That is gorgeous Lizzie!
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Old Nov 23rd 2020, 4:48 pm
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Did you sand the entire surface first?

I removed the doors from the cabinets and laid them flat to help avoid 'runs', but still got them:






Now, granted, these are close ups. The cabinets look great from a distance:


(I painted the stair rails too).

So I'm just curious how it looks close up. But more importantly, the durability issue is what bothers me ... I've already seen some areas where the paint has been very easily removed (like where the doors 'strike' the frame on closure).
Didn’t sand them. The doors didn’t have any sort of finish on them, so hopefully not necessary. Did the same as you, laid them flat, managed to avoid runs. We’ll see how the durability stacks up. I’m hoping with the cabinet paint we used, it will be ok.
The rails look good. We also did ours. They were much harder to do.
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