By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Monday, July 01st 2019, 05:01:45 AM.
Application Tips.Do you have flat cabinet doors, or do they feature inset panels and raised edges? If you have flat doors on your kitchen cabinets, you can make quick work of paint application by using a paint roller with ¼ nap (for the most even application and smooth finish). Paneled kitchen cabinets require a little more work—use a paint brush to evenly coat angled surfaces and inset areas. Remember to choose a synthetic bristle brush if you are using latex paint, since the water-based formula will swell the bristles of a natural paint brush.
Most cabinet doors still use a form of contoured design, in which frames and panels are constructed so that the cabinet faces are dimensional rather than flat. This raised panel design, such as is found in Shaker-style cabinets, gives a very traditional look. However, flat-panel doors, otherwise known as slab cabinet doors, are increasing in popularity, largely because they lend a modern look to any kitchen or bathroom.
Avoid painting kitchen cabinets with an eggshell or flat finish paint. These paints are not as washable as semi-gloss or gloss finishes, and you run the risk of rubbing through your paint job the next time you need to scrub your cabinet doors.
You need accessories like home wares, cloths and furniture to look at for your kitchen in order to develop the cottage feel. Examples of the use of white, torn, butchered surfaces, strewn vintage towels and dishcloths, an antique kitchen clock and plates on open racks over windows and doors. Store pots, glazed ironware and glass jars might be other accessories. A pitcher of fresh-cut flowers could also be placed to produce more cottage charm.
A range of kitchens can be used for a cottage style, with a wooden decorative hood, as well as a large ceramic pot or an apron on the front of a farm.