Friday, July 15, 2011

My kitchen renovation plans - now that Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations is officially in Canada!

All of you living in the US have been so lucky that you have had access to the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation product for months. Whereas us (way up here) in Canada have had to sit back watching your amazing kitchen and bath cabinet transformations with jealousy.

Ever since seeing this product, I have been so anxious to paint our kitchen.  I am even more excited now that is here! I am overjoyed to share that I was at Lowe's this past weekend and they have it! I immediately made my husband pull out his Blackberry to take some images so I could share with all you fellow Canadians the joy I felt when I found it.

I was standing in the Lowe's aisle and almost let our a scream of joy when I saw it. You have to agree the idea of turning my kitchen (below) .
 Into this is very exciting.
Do you see the similarities??No this isn't my kitchen!!! I actually found a home that has the same layout as ours for sale on the internet!!! They have the same ceramic tile floor, same layout, stainless appliances (like we do now) and they painted their kitchen cabinets the same color I want to. I could almost say this is a before and after photo...but sadly it is not. Well not yet at least. Isn't it gorgeous? Isn't it absolutely exciting and wouldn't it make any DIY jump up and down with excitement.

Now it isn't hard to visualize my kitchen in the Linen color (the arrow on the top). I initially debated the 3 colors with the arrows (Rustoleum Kona, Winterfog, and Linen) but after seeing those photos, I really do love the Linen but without the glaze. I plan to do the island in a dark color to contrast the light outer cabinets; perhaps Kona or just Black.

Here are the images from Lowe's. The colors on the actual display look different from what you see online so be prepared to go to the store to grab a brochure and bring it home to see how the colors look in your house before deciding.

This will be a Fall/Winter project after the kids are back at school. I can still dream , start planning and keep staring at our future kitchen photo until then.

What do you think of my before and hopefully future after? Do you think this color will work well with the light flooring? Any thoughts or suggestions?

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. I am almost finished with my cabinet transformation. I am really happy with it! You can see it/read about it here:

  2. My mom used that product on her bathroom vanity and loved it! She said it was very easy and the quality is very nice. She used one of the darker brown colors and I love's almost an espresso but I'm not sure what the name of it would be.
    Good luck, can't wait to see some after pics!

  3. No, you don't see the brush strokes. But it looks like you are interested in the lighter colors without the decorative glaze. It does say that if you are not going to use the glaze then you could use a high density foam roller if you wanted to (but only if you don't use the glaze).

  4. Mmmmm...I'm 1/2 way done with my kitchen using pure white and am not over the top thrilled...sorry to say. I'd be happy to tell you my thoughts over email.

  5. Hey JennO,
    I would love to hear your thoughts! I am scared to start any project of this magnitude without knowing all the facts. This product is so new that there are not many reviews out there. I would hate to do the project only to hate the kitchen even more and have to rip the entire thing out.

    Please send me a note with your thoughts/experiences at fullofgreatideas(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for sharing,

  6. Wow will that change be amazing! I'm totally jealous of all your cabnet space! We have 5 in my kitchen. Good luck, it will be terriffic =)

  7. Visualize what tint is best for your kitchen cabinets, and try testing the color under different kinds of lights in your place. See if it looks good one way or another. I am excited to see some progress soon!

  8. Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great product! My cabinets are in need of an update.

    If you are looking to change out your sink or faucet, I just bought some Blanco products from their online clearance sale: There's some great deals here! :)

    I hope you post another blog once the project is complete!

  9. I just finished myt kitchen cabinets and they turned out great. I used expresso on my oak cabinets. The wood grain shows through and my husband even loves it.

  10. You sound pretty excited on the notion of renovation. Were you able to start your kitchen reno? I do hope that you did! Now that you have all the materials within your reach, it will be easier to plan and make it happen! Keep us posted on your plans!

  11. Oh, wow! I really thought that this you posted before and after photos. I was amazed to see two kitchens that look so similar with one another. Haha! The second photo looks fantastic, but your kitchen will definitely be as gorgeous as that one after the renovation. Well, it’s been almost two years, so I assume that you have further beautified your kitchen. ;)

  12. Lucky for you, you found the perfect idea of a re-do for your kitchen without having to change the layout. Did you copy its entire design or was it what inspired you? With the right choice of furniture and design, you can outshine the beauty of this gorgeous kitchen. Arthur @

  13. I found this is an informative and interesting post so i think so it is very useful and knowledgeable.

  14. We used the cabinet kit too. Total nightmare. I don't know how everyone avoided brush strokes, but that's all you can see on our cabinets. We followed the directions to a T and watched the video. We had a light oak color and went to black. Maybe that was the problem, I don't know. My husband is not a beginner either. Now our cabinets are ruined. Use with caution.

  15. Not bad and no doubt that you should be exciting cause the kitchen design was really look good.

  16. I used the Rustoleum cabinet transformation, and I'm pretty happy with it; I didn't have very high expectations, but it turned out great for the price! You can check it out here:

  17. Thanks for these outstanding pictures . These are really beautiful. thanks for sharing with us

  18. Great post and the kitchen looks lovely. thanks for sharing it.

  19. This kitchen is beautiful! Love your ideas!

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  21. I haven't used the griddle on top yet because I am afraid it won't look shiny and new anymore. kitchen remodeling

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