Have you ever made a decision you really knew you shouldn’t have? And then sometime later you realize your gut instincts were correct and now you’re stuck with the result of a bad decision. This was the problem our clients faced.
Several years before they had their kitchen cabinets refaced. They used a local Kansas City company for the job. Refacing is a process that overlays the base cabinets with a veneer of wood and then puts on new doors and drawers in the same new wood. The advantage is that the cost is usually less than totally replacing your kitchen cabinets.
Our clients had ordered the new doors and drawers & were excited to get an updated look for their kitchen. But there was a problem when the order arrived. The color wasn’t quite right–it was lighter than what they had ordered. So the company gave them a discount because of the error & the decided they could live with the lighter color.
But after a few years they realized they should have stuck with the color they originally wanted. They felt stuck. The cabinets were still in good shape. They didn’t want to spend the money for another cabinet refacing job. So they called Brenda and asked what a faux finish might do to help them fall in love with their kitchen cabinets again.
The faux finish glazing process we use was a perfect solution for them. Our cost is much less than cabinet refacing, and they decided it was worth the investment to have us transform their kitchen cabinets.
The faux finish overglaze process we use keeps the wood grain of the kitchen cabinet doors visible. There is no stripping of the finish and no heavy sanding involved. Our glaze and clearcoats are water based and low odor. We saw that our faux finish process was perfect for these previously refaced cabinets. We saw that the new doors that had been installed in the cabinet refacing were not as high a quality as the typical kitchen cabinet doors we see on new or even most existing cabinets. Instead of real wood, they were a composite material with a veneer overlay. If we had tried to strip off the finish or do much sanding we would probably have ruined the veneer and been in serous trouble.
Our clients were thrilled with the result and loved the fact that they finally had the kitchen they dreamed of.