Fresh Face Forward
Replacing existing cabinetry can account for more than half the cost of a kitchen renovation. The cabinets featured here were
in relatively good condition. Because they were on a tight budget, Jennifer and Diane decided to update them rather than embark
on an overhaul. "We felt that by applying a furniture finish to the existing cabinets, we could achieve an equally effective
look at a considerably lower price," says Jennifer. Diane cleaned, sanded, stained, and painted the original cabinets. Then
she distressed them by chipping the corners and sanding again to allow the stain to show through. Then an aging glaze was
painted on to create an antique look.