Felicity's kitchen cabinet doors


There was a lot of interest the other day when I posted a photo on Facebook of the unusual cabinet doors in Felicity Wilson's kitchen. We all wanted to know how Felicity achieved the effect. Felicity has kindly shared what they did.

After sanding back the wood they primed both the timber and pressed tin with a flat grey acrylic primer. They then applied two coats of Porters chalk paint in Cornflour White and sanded lightly, sanding more heavily on the raised parts of the pressed tin to allow the pattern and underlying metal to come through. Following that, they applied three coats of British Paints acrylic gloss varnish (applied with a brush, not a spray pack) to the panels.

The door handles were ordered at the website Aliexpress from China at $6.99 each. To have purchased them in Hobart would have been approximately $20 each. They are cracked porcelain and imitation pewter metal.

The kick board underneath was not recessed when originally built so for durability they tiled the kickback with toughened black floor tiles and a chrome edging which worked out to look not only stunning but the most economical option for them.

Before and after photos:

The cabinet doors before the upgrade


A close-up shot of the doors showing the painted effect in detail


Hand painted cabinet doors


Hand painted cabinet doors


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