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Topic: Painting Day of the Dead Kitchen Cabinets?  (Read 837 times)
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« on: January 02, 2009 01:28:21 PM »

I have a friend that has recently purchased a home and has done nothing with the interior. Shocked For christmas I agreed to paint his cabinets day of the dead style and I am stumped. can any one give me a jumping off point?
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it is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves, monotonous and un-renewed, it is shyness before all else.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009 06:16:38 PM »

Before you do anything, make sure they are super clean.(ask when you buy the paint what they advise using)  If there is any residue, the paint will not cover properly and it won't be durable.  Also, use a GOOD primer before you paint.  Never cheap out on primer, it's that important. Wink  Hopefully the hinges are still good, because they can be pretty expensive to replace.  Buying new handles/pulls will make a big difference.  Ebay is a good place to look.  Or if you can make them, maybe resin skulls or polymer clay drawer knobs?

Good luck and post pictures of the finished product!
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009 12:38:32 PM »

I will definitely post the before and after pictures. I have refinished a lot of things so I know the drill.

What I was looking for more visual inspiration... but resin skulls would be so awesome! I'll look into that too.

it is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves, monotonous and un-renewed, it is shyness before all else.
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 01:00:40 PM »

Excellent idea! My boyfriend and I painted our table with a dia de los muertos design.

I'd recommend sanding the cabinet doors if possible, it makes for a much cleaner after project.

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