Fix-it-chick Amber Anderson tells us about a technique that literally transforms your kitchen for less than fifty dollars. Not only is it affordable, but it is easy too. You only need a few items to get started: medium grain sand paper, a paint brush, q-tips, one quart of acrylic fauxing glaze, raw umber tint, and one quart of water base Polyurethane.
The process is very easy and can be done in five simple steps.
1. Clean cabinet surfaces.
2. Lightly sand cabinet surfaces
3. Brush on fauxing glaze that has previously been tinted with the raw unber to the desired tone.
4. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours (the glaze will be dry but can still come off if you wipe it so use caution if you have to handle the cabinet at this point).
5. Brush on the polyurethane coating, when it is dry to the touch (approximately one hour) apply a second coat.