Antique Kitchen Cabinet

Antique Kitchen Cabinet

Choose your antique stain. The antique stain is the dark stain that will be painted over the top (and then wiped off of) the base color on the cabinets. While any matte stain will work, it is recommended that you select a stain advertised for its antiquing qualities. This is because antique stains are made to be the right opacity, luster, and color to convey an authentic antique appearance. For white and cream cabinets, choose a mid-tone antique stain. For honey/caramel tone cabinets, chose a medium to dark stain (depending on the desired contrast). For dark cabinets in a chocolate or coffee hue, you’ll want to choose the darkest antique stain available. Antique stains cost about the same as regular wood stain, so you’re not losing out financially by going with this option. The higher the contrast between the antique stain and the base color, the more worn and vintage the cabinets will appear when finished.
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Antique Kitchen Cabinet

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Antique Kitchen Cabinet

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Antique Kitchen Cabinet

Antiquing cabinets is the process of applying a dark glaze to a lighter cabinet door, to give it the appearance of old age and wear and tear. While you can do this to a damaged cabinet to make it appear a bit more ‘chic’, it has become quite popular to antique even brand new cabinet doors. Regardless of your motive, the process of antiquing is quite simple and requires a minimal amount of supplies and time.
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Antique Kitchen Cabinet

About Shipping **Orders typically ship within 3-5 days, although rare, there may be circumstances that can increase shipping time up to 15 days. Free Shipping applies to RTA cabinet orders over $1500 on in stock items. This offer does not apply to Unfinished Kitchen Cabinet orders. This offer is for a single kitchen cabinet style/finish. If you need more than one style/finish please call for assistance. (Includes shipping in the continental USA only or to a shipping port within the continental USA).
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Antique Kitchen Cabinet

**Orders typically ship within 3-5 days, although rare, there may be circumstances that can increase shipping time up to 15 days. Free Shipping applies to RTA cabinet orders over $1500 on in stock items. This offer does not apply to Unfinished Kitchen Cabinet orders. This offer is for a single kitchen cabinet style/finish. If you need more than one style/finish please call for assistance. (Includes shipping in the continental USA only or to a shipping port within the continental USA).
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Antique Kitchen Cabinet

Easy Under-Cabinet Kitchen Lighting Highlight beautiful countertops and brighten dark spaces by adding under-cabinet lighting to your kitchen. With these simple, step-by-step instructions, anyone can install under-cabinet lighting without an electrician.
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Antique Kitchen Cabinet

This Hoosier cabinet from Nicholas’ German immigrant grandmother, Frieda, was made by G.I. Sellers in Indiana in the early 1920s. Nicholas painted it bright orange and hung a piece of antique folk embroidery in place of a broken rolltop cover. “It was in her American kitchen her entire adult life and has a flour bin with a sifter,” Nicholas says.
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Apply the antiquing glaze. The moment you’ve been waiting for: antiquing your cabinets. Dip your paintbrush into the antiquing glaze and wipe off the excess stain, to prevent dripping. Brush over the parts of the cabinet you want the antique effect applied to, using a very light coat. Then, use a clean, dry, lint-free rag to wipe off the stain. The result should be some areas of the wood appearing worn and old, without looking fake or dark. When you brush on the glaze, go in the direction of the grain of the wood.
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Highlight beautiful countertops and brighten dark spaces by adding under-cabinet lighting to your kitchen. With these simple, step-by-step instructions, anyone can install under-cabinet lighting without an electrician.
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Continue working, cabinet by cabinet, until every desired surface has been antiqued. Make sure to stand back every now and then to ensure the overall effect is consistent. When finished, let the glaze dry for at least 24 hours before sealing it.
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Decide if you will remove your cabinet doors or leave them in place for the painting process. There are pros and cons to both leaving your cabinets in place for painting, and to removing the doors and reinstalling them post-painting. If you choose to leave them in place, you save yourself a bit of prep work. However, you may end up spending more time taping off hinges and trim as well as painting. By removing the doors, you are granted full access to every aspect of the cabinet that needs painting. However, removing the doors and replacing them when you’re finished antiquing takes a lot of time and effort. If you choose to remove your doors, label them on a piece of painters tape so that you know where they are supposed to go back in place. Know that you’ll have to tape off the walls, floor and/or ceiling regardless of which option you choose.
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Hoosier cabinets, Fyffe says, are hard to find, except by chance. Garage sales and antiques stores are your best bet. Some online sites, like eBay and Houzz, sell vintage Hoosier cabinets too. If antique isn’t your thing, but you like Hoosier cabinets, you can make a new one yourself. There are woodworking plans for Hoosier cabinets out there. American Woodworker published a how-to guide by Tim Johnson in its December 1999 issue.