Trendy Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinet RefreshSeptember 4, 2018
Once the space is cleared, remove the cabinet drawers and doors for sanding. Applying a coat of KILZ® 2 Latex primer achieves two important goals: it blocks out stains and provides the ideal surface for new paint colors to adhere to the wooden drawers. Perform the same prep steps on kitchen walls.
When painting cabinetry, choose a strong, semi-gloss latex paint that holds up to the rigors of daily use in a high traffic area. Since we’re going for a lively, two-toned look, we’ve chosen KILZ® TRIBUTE® in a periwinkle blue called Old Lamppost and contrasted it with KILZ® TRIBUTE® in Contemporary White.
Add some additional color punch with wild, graphic patterns on curtains or linens and suddenly your kitchen is a fun, inviting space perfect for entertaining. New knobs and pulls breathe new life into the cabinets once they’re replaced, and a simple pair of curtains cleverly camouflages the laundry appliances. An inexpensive set of new accessories tops off our slick new kitchen look, and the finished product is now cozy, clean and welcoming.
Winchester GreenJuly 2, 2018
Weeping Willow TB-77 is a saturated lake green with a shaded undertone. Weeping Willow cabinets add healthy energy while Bay Fog adds a simple and clean look. This combination will enhance your sense of peace and comfort that will allow a true escape after a long day. Transform your home to achieve a serene ceiling, calming coolness and tranquil escape. Click here to try a sample of this color today!
Another beautiful tone that compliments this month’s color is, Bay Fog, a calming cool gray with a slight dusty blue undertone. This color adds tranquility and simplicity to a room making it the perfect backdrop. Use Cool Fog with Weeping Willow to add a serene touch of color.
Small Kitchen Hack & A Pop of ColorJanuary 10, 2017
This project is one of our favorites because of the unexpected twist that adds not only color but functionality to this space. If there’s not enough square footage for that 12 person dining table you’ve always dreamed of, we think you will love this solution. For this project we will show you how to create an optional tabletop space that retracts up and down allowing you to utilize at your convenience. This Murphy table will double your working counter space, and can even be used as a desk for the little ones to color! This concept can be used in a hallway, bedroom, office or garage for a working station!
- KILZ COMPLETE COAT® Paint and Primer in One
- 100-150 Grit Sandpaper
- Dust Mask
- Damp Cloth
- Paint Brush
- 3/8”-1/2” Synthetic Roller
- Framed Artwork
- Drill or Screwdriver
- Piano Hinge
- Hook and Eye Latch
- Stir Stick
- Can Key
- Framed Artwork
- Measuring Tape
Start by cutting 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood to size 28-1/4″ X 36″. Then cut 2 additional pieces of plywood to 1″ X 28-1/4″ for the wall cleats.
Sand all pieces of plywood with 100-150 grit sandpaper.
After sanding, use a damp cloth to remove any dust from the pieces of plywood.
Open a can of KILZ COMPLETE COAT® Paint and Primer in One and thoroughly stir the paint.
Paint all of the pieces of wood with your selected colors and allow to dry.
Allow 2 hours dry time*, apply second coat if needed.
*Dark colors and high humidity areas may have extended dry times.
Next measure and cut the 2 piano hinges to size 28-1/4″.
Using screws, attach the first piano hinge to connect the two larger pieces of plywood (table top and leg). Then attach the second piano hinge to connect the table top to the first cleat.
Measure and center the picture frame onto the front of the table leg. Once centered attach the frame with screws.
Attach the table top and lower cleat to the wall.
With the table folded against the wall, measure and attach the top cleat to the wall.
Finish by measuring and attaching the hook and eye latch to the top wall cleat and the table leg.
Pro-tip: For best results, apply with smooth strokes that go in the same direction as the wood grain.
Pro-tip: Use a power drill to attach the piano hinge.
Pro-tip: Use a stud finder to ensure the table is properly secured to the wall.
If there’s not enough square footage for that 12 person dining table you’ve always dreamed of, we think you will love this solution.