Kitchen Make Over, with Amy Howard’s One-Step

Do you love your kitchen cabinets?  No?  

But you can’t replace them and professional painters’ bids are well into the thou$ands!  Whatcha gonna do?

Well, paint them yourself, of course!  

  Katy sent us pictures of her new kitchen!  She chose “Rugo” blue, for the bottom cabinets and Bahaus Buff on the top.  I’m seeing a lot of kitchen cabinets lately, painted in two or three different colors.  Why not?!
  
Katy is so excited and proud of her new kitchen, as she should be!

We have a full Cabinet Finishing class, this Saturday, but now’s the time to mark your calendar and get signed up for our next class, August 29th!  It’s one of our most popular classes, so if you’re interested, sign up early!

  
A couple of you, asked to see Babe’s rocking chair, once it was reassembled, after we painted it for her.  Well, here you go…Babe included…sitting in a chair that had been in her grandparents’ home!

Stay cool and enjoy the weekend!

Hugs,
Barbara

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  1. The lowers are the buff correct? With the uppers and the island in the blue? I have been looking for a picture of off white base cabinets and more color in the uppers since it is what I have been considering doing…Thanks for the great pictures and it looks great!

    • Barbara Bussey says

      So sorry for not getting back to you! Yes, the lowers are Bauhaus Buff and the uppers, Vintage affliction. I’m used to seeing the darker paint color used on the lower cabinets, but this turned out great!

  2. Beautiful! I know kitchens vary due to number of cabinets etc.. but how much Bauhaus Buff did you use for your lowers? I am trying to get an idea of how much I need to order.

    • Barbara Bussey says

      Hi,
      This wasn’t my kitchen, but you can plan to cover 8-10 cabinet doors with one quart. White colors over dark colors can require more. Dark over light, or colors with more pigment are not a problem.
      Hope this helps, Barbara

  3. Sofia Salazar says

    Is paint resistant to grease and water just by using the one step? Or do I have to top it with something else?

    • Barbara Bussey says

      Hi there, It looks like I never sent a reply to your question about a top coat on cabinets painted with One Step. If that is true, I will let you know that you don’t have to put a wax or topcoat on one step but if it was my kitchen, I would definitely do so. If you like a matte finish on a piece of furniture, you can get by with out a wax or poly acrylic. In the kitchen though, there’s just too much going on and I would use a poly acrylic, with several coats applied around the sink and stove areas for extra protection.

  4. I’ve heard wax is hard to clean. I have experience with other waxed surfaces and I don’t think I’m crazy about using it on surfaces like kitchen cabinets. Do you have any experience with the matte sealer that amy Howard carries? What are your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Barbara Bussey says

      I waxed the cabinets in our shop, that gets lots of wear and tear. The wax has held up well. Just use a damp rag and maybe some dawn detergent to clean. No harsh chemicals. We also stock a poly acrylic that is easier to apply and just as effective. Good luck!

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