Tuesday, March 1, 2011

OMG! Have you seen the new Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation product?

I have hated the color of my kitchen from the day we bought the house. I love the layout and the size but the cabinets can be described in one word...hideous! Some people might look at them and think "Oh those aren't so bad" or "They are good quality cabinets and they are in great shape. Why would you replace them?". Well I look at them and think..."Was pink ever in style for a kitchen?"  Not only is our kitchen pinkish, we were lucky enough the people who built the house loved the color so much they put it in the laundry room and the mud room too.  
Like I have said before, my house is only 12 years old but I really think it was built in a time warp :) Here are the photos of the kitchen, mud room and laundry room as it looked when we bought the house. (I only wish my kitchen always looked this neat and tidy). Wow am I glad we let them take their appliances when they moved out :)
 
I have been very anxious to reno the kitchen but I can honestly say I am not anxious to pay the price for a new kitchen. SO I have spent countless hours searching and searching the internet quietly admiring everyone else's kitchen and dreaming about the day when my kitchen would come into the 2010s.  I thought when I bought the house, I would paint it but my problem is that the floors are white, the back splash is white....how can I paint the cabinets white or even cream when that is the color of everything else?!?!

And then last week I stumbled upon a new and (what looks like) amazing product by Rustoleum. The few reviews you can find on the product have been amazing! The end result looks great and it goes on easily (time consuming but easy!) And the cost...$150 to do a kitchen!
Here are the color's on actual cabinets. The product consists of a liquid cleaning product, paint/primer in one, a glaze (which is optional) and protective coat. The lighter color is without the glaze and the darker is with it. I love some of those colors. The grays, dark brown/black, linen...oh the choices!



 I love these three colors - Linen, Winter Fog and Kona.

I can only imagine the possibilities this opens! Think about it...it starts with cabinets, then you can use it on furniture (no more brush strokes on painted furniture), the banister on my stairs would look gorgeous a darker color, my stairs (under the carpet!!) ...oh my. Can you understand why I am so excited about this product!?!    

I  searched for someone online who has used the product and found Laura at Flawless Face 101. Laura was so kind to provide me details and photos on how her transformation has been. This is what Laura told me about the product. 
" This process has been very easy (and when I say I am a novice, I mean novice) and I don't see brush strokes at all. In the end there are two coats of paint on each side and then a protective shine coat. The process seems a bit slow but not painstakingly so... The reason its slow for me is because I am working full time and just doing small pieces at a time. It's a great alternative to spending thousands of $$$'s and redoing your whole kitchen. I bought 2 kits for my entire kitchen (which cost me around $150)- how can you beat that. I am very excited to work on some cabinets this weekend. I will take more before and after pics. 
Here is some advice if you want to finish over a long weekend - it can be done. But, you need to get a work area set up and allow yourself to work on several at a time... This is my plan for the rest of the kitchen. When you watch the video you can see how to set up a good flow."

Here are Laura's before and after pictures. AMAZING! I am so glad she could share her information with me because this is one of the the colors I was thinking of using for my kitchen. What do you think? I love that you can see the grain slightly in the after shots!


 
After seeing these photos and getting Laura's personal glowing review, I immediately ran off to Home Depot to buy my own...but (insert me crying here) IT IS NOT IN CANADA YET!!!   [Update: I have now seen it at Lowe's in Canada! So for all you fellow Canucks...head to Lowe's for this amazing product] I contacted Rustoleum and they told me to expect it in stores here within a couple of months. So I guess that gives me time to finalize the color I want to do. Plus it might actually be warmer in the garage to do it.

Be prepared everyone...as soon as this product is in Canada (or I venture over to the US shopping) I will be posting a 'new' kitchen.

Thank you again to Laura at Flawlessface101 for sharing. Be sure to stop by her site and see her great makeup tips!

46 comments:

  1. dang it! I was so excited until "it's not in Canada yet"
    WHHHYYYY!?!??!! wahhhh :*(

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    1. Its in canada now, saw it at Lowes yesterday and going back to buy it today. will post photos

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    2. I saw it at both Home Depot and Rona today. They aren't very well versed on how it works though. I had questions, they didn't have answers.

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    3. Great product. Did my melamine cabinets. I had painted them with "rescue" about 7 or8 yrs ago and decided I wanted a change so tried this new rustoleum product and they came out amazing! Want to do it on my 40 yr old bedroom furniture. Julie

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  2. This is the second time I have seen something about this and I have been convinced to use this when painting my cabinets this summer! You can also see this at http://livingwithlindsay.com/2011/02/transforming-your-kitchen-cabinets-and-more.html . We are going to start with our island soon which is going to be black. The cabinets will be white. Can't wait to try it out! It won't be too long till you get it up there! Chris

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  3. Can you buy it on the website? You could have someone here buy it and ship it to you!

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  4. You might also look into Benjamin Moore Cabinet Coat (they do sell it here!) I've been researching cabinet-painting methods and this comes up often as a good choice. I'm also looking at doing my countertops with Giani Granite - only available in select Canadian stores, but if they don't have it in stock they can order it.

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  5. I'm trying to find Rustoleum Tub and Tile kit and the Counter Top Coating kit in Canada. Has anybody seen it? I sure hate when you finally find the product and then realize that it is only available in the US.

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    1. Rustoleum countertop restoration is availalble at lowes in canada.

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  6. what color "black" did she paint her cabinets? I'm thinking of doing the same thing in my kitchen.

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  7. Hello,

    Laura did her cabinets in Kona, one of the colors I love!
    Stephanie

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  8. thank you! I was not sure whether to go with Kona or Black. Great to see what they actually look like!

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  9. This is awesome! I'm glad I got it confirmed that it is not in Canada ... luckily I can manage a trip across the border to pick up what I want!

    A friend of mine (who is in the USA!) gave me the info on this .. they're doing both the countertops and cabinets this week.

    For now I want to refinish before I put my house on the market .. but will definitely keep it in mind for the new place if its required!!!

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  10. I used the kit as well in espresso....loved it. Here's the link to my blog for pictures:
    http://3krazychics.blogspot.com/2011/04/master-bath-rustoleum-cabinet.html

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  11. So excited to learn of this product! Wanted to have one of my cabinets painted black (accent) when we bought the house (new) and was told by the cabinet maker that the sides could not be painted. Maybe it can now!! thanks!

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  12. Hi
    We had our cabinets sprayed by Sarah Richardson's guy (Benjamen Refinishing) in Toronto and it was a really good deal - in case you're looking for another option. Incidentally, I just found your blog today via a post on Pinterest and realized I am almost positive we are neighbours! We actually looked at buying your house (recognised the kitchen and odd kitchen-in-the-laundry room from the photos - was there also a "meditation" room when you went through it before buying?) before we bought the one we're in now, I'm sure of it! I really don't want to creep you out by telling you that, just found this really funny!! If you'd like to see the spayed cabinets, email me and I'd be happy to have you come by to see them :)

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  13. Used the Cabernet Cabinet Transformations to change dark '70s cabinets to wonderful and modern looking. I would recommend very light sanding after the final coat and then a layer of poly to seal them. Many compliments from friends!

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  14. The transformation kit is in Canada, just bought one, and it is amazing! My bathroom Cabinet looks INCREDIBLE!! fOUND THIS AT HOME DEPOT.

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  15. I am glad that you had success, but know that you MUST be sure about your color choice. Rustoleum will not sell you more of ANY parts of the kit. I bought the large kit in "Porcelain". I painted the inside of one of my cabinet doors and it just wasn't right with the rest of the kitchen (tile, wall color, etc.). I called Rustoleum and BEGGED them to sell me (SELL me, mind you, not give me for free) another can of the base and they WOULD NOT do it. They said I would have to buy an entire whole kit which costs $150.00. Further, the representative would not let me speak to anyone else or transfer me to anyone else in the company!!?? Sorry, but that is really poor customer service. The kit is very expensive in the first place, but their inflexibility to help you out is absurd. Even if I could afford another $150.00 kit (which I can't) I would never buy anything from them again. "Satisfaction Guaranteed" my foot.....

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    1. Next time, get the name of the person you are speaking to and call the company right back. Most likely you will get someone different. In case you did get the same person I would call perhaps a different day or different time. When a customer service person will not send you to someone else they are doing it to protect themselves. It counts against them to not be able to take care of your problem themselves.

      Whenever you have to speak with someone you should always maintain your cool and be super nice, no matter how angry they make you feel. Most times the calls are recorded and when reviewed, as long as you stay professional, they will most likely help you. You can always send mail or email to someone in the company higher up and explain what your problem with the representative was or if you call in again and still haven't been helped to your satisfaction.

      The person you first spoke to figured that you would give up and not do anything more about it. Their poor behavior is not reflected on them, but on the company. This person probably no longer cares and since they get yelled at quite a lot they like to be a jerk to people. Always document the time you called in, the person you spoke to and exactly what happened during the encounter. I cannot tell you how many times this has saved me. Not all companies will help you, but the majority do. You just have to be prepared to do a little extra work.

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  16. I know you posted this a year ago but I just discovered the product in a Home Depot flyer (finally in Canada!) I have a question about the handles and knobs. If you don't use the same size as you previously had you have to fill the holes I guess. Will it work if you use wood filling paste (don't know what it's called) and then paint over it... I mean will it show through, especially if I go with a light colour?

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  17. this may work, but the counter top stuff they make was awful!

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  18. Thanks to your blog, I got the guts to do my own cabinets (read: convinced my hubby to do it since I was 8 months pregnant at the time) You can view my transformation at my blog at http://roseandcole.blogspot.ca/2012/06/rust-oleum-cabinet-transformations.html Thanks again!

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  19. I actually did use this on my kitchen cabinets. They turned out fantastic if I must say so myself. I did it over a weekend. I took on too much, but got it done. I don't have a very large kitchen. 12 upper doors and four lower doors. I of course took all the doors off after putting a masking tape number on the back of the door and one on the cabinet. then I washed and scrubbed each door with bleach and steel wool. Grease is the enemy,as the paint will not stick to grease. I did the very first color on the top left of the chart, the light color went on, dryed and then I came back with a dark brown glaze. New knobs and wow a brand new kitchen. I also used the counter top renew, DON'T DO IT, it came out terrible and I actually had to purchase new countertop. Fortunately I found a very inexpensive granite slab with install. If your thinking of doing the cabinets go for it, it is really great.

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  21. I like the dark color. I love dark cabinet because it's easy to clean and it's more decorative for me. I have a dark TV cabinet and my wife is happy with it.

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  22. Sprucing up what you already have is easier on the environment and your wallet than buying new. If that’s not workable, check out salvage yards and online classified–maybe you can use someone else’s.

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  23. Did this to our kitchen cabinets, turns out awesome. Highly recommend it. Easy and inexpensive!!!

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  35. Used this product on my kitchen cabinets about 2 years ago. They look fantastic. I did my island in a dark chocolate color and the rest in the porcelain. Used the oil glaze on both. My cabinets were the typical honey oak. I would suggest that on the constantly used doors (ie plates/dishes, silverware) I would put at least 3 coats of the poly top coat, sanding very lightly in between. After two years these are the only doors that have wear near the handles from use. I will be trying to "fix" these in the near future. So keep that bit of paint & oil you have left over. I knew that there is always a lifespan when you paint cabinets, I think these overall have held up nicely.

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