I got a call recently from a client asking to update her old oak cabinets. The oak cabinets fit well with the original look of her ranch style home. However, over the years the oak cabinets have started to look dated. With new countertops and stainless-steel appliances, traditional oak cabinets look out of place.
The client not only wanted an updated look to blend with her new appliances and countertop, but she wished for an antique look that would blend in with her collection of antiques as well. Trying to match both modern stainless with a collection of antiques is no small feat, but after sampling several colors and options we settled on the perfect one. Through my color consultation we selected an off-white base color, followed by a soft glaze over the base color. This creates an antique look, but the off-white blends with the countertops, stainless appliances, and existing tile floor.
Getting the antique glazed look is a difficult task only the pros at The Cabinet Queen can deliver. To get a smooth glaze look, a special brush and technique are required to work the glaze over the top of the base coat. This process takes a lot of time and meticulous craftsmanship but in 10 days the refinished cabinets were installed at the client’s home. The client provided new brushed nickel hardware for the refinished cabinets. The brushed-nickel really brought the style together, blending the stainless appliances to the cabinet hardware.
Matching cabinets to both modern appliances and traditional antiques is no small task, but The Cabinet Queen delivered. The client loved her new off-white cabinets without having to replace the original cabinets. Refinishing cabinets with The Cabinet Queen provided a cheaper solution than replacing or refacing, while giving the client an updated finish she loved. If you’re ready to get your cabinets updated, give The Cabinet Queen a call at (386) 500-8558.
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