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Skipping Steps, Guest Project Feature

24 March 2010

I recently saw a kitchen remodel from My Cottage Charm.  Well, something especially caught my eye.  Probably cause I just went on a bit of a Craig's list shopping spree and have a lot of befores just waiting to be painted.  Maybe I am behind the times to not know that a product such as this exists, but now that I know I feel like I have been set free... free of sanding that is.  Although, I may still do a little, cause old habits die hard, but for those tight places where sanding is especially difficult I am trying this:

Or liquid sandpaper

So, I have a question, has anyone else used this/or a similar product?  
How did you like it? 
 Would you use it again?
Was it really stinky/toxic?

And here are just a few pictures of the before and after
 of My Cottage Charm's kitchen, cause I know we all love inspiration!
Here's a pic of the upper cabinet with the glass in place! :)
These are the knobs I chose. I got them from Ebay! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ebay! :)

Inside each of the cabinets I took out the shelves and cut out sheets of beadboard that fit perfectly into the back of the cabinets. I didn't attach them with anything so I could take them out and repaint them at a later date if needed.  When the shelves are replaced, they hold the back in place perfectly! I painted it a lovely powdery, pastel pink.
AND here's some final photos of our finished kitchen! Yay, hooray, yipee.....can you tell I'm a wee bit excited it's all done. Well, I'm sure I'll tweak it some more, but the major stuff is complete!
Great Job!  I love the glass doors, and I LOVE white kitchens!


Sarah Sarniak March 24, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

That looks so cool. I haven't heard of it either but I'll have to give it a try. The kitchen remodel turned out so awesome! I love the transformation to a white bright kitchen. So beautiful.

Laura PARING DOWN March 24, 2010 at 6:04 PM  

I used something similar called Liquid Sandpaper to degloss the wood paneling in our den. I followed the directions to the letter, especially the application to paint time. I primed and then painted. It looks awesome!

Angel March 24, 2010 at 6:06 PM  

I used a similar product from Hirschfield's called Wil-Bond, when I painted our kitchen cabinets white. I didn't prime and I used oil based paint. We have a TON of knicks! I need to repaint again soon. My friend who suggested the Wil-Bond said I didn't need to prime after using it, but I think I should have. It's super stinky and you don't want it on your skin so use it outside and wear gloves a mask and eyewear. It splashes easily and I was so glad I had goggles or it would have gotten in my eyes at one point. It's good for taking off varnish on wood too.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality March 24, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

Hi, so nice to meet you. I know I've seen your blog around, but don't think I've been by here. It's so cute! What a great look you have & It sounds like you like projects as much as I do. So glad you joined my party. I'd love for you to add my party button to your Monday party page. Hope you'll stop by again.

Gracefully Vintage March 24, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

First Love THose Clocks,, That Kitchen re-do is amazing, love the white so crisp, clean and fresh, but a bit shabby, stylish ..Just Love it..
We re-did our cabinets from light oak to white-and LOVE it, a bit more to wipe off constantly with 3 sets of hands and a hubby in construction, but still love them..
Love Your BLog, and we too are re-modelaholics, re did our fireplace-built a mantel with moldings, added wainscott to the sides, then after 2 differ pergo's and a few years we finally put in real hard wood in a dark cheery, cut open our l shaped counter top made into a sep. island- took out tile, put in granite- 2nd time of re-doing our stair case, had carpt, then did oak and painted back white, to then re-stain a dark chery as well as the railing (so much work)but love it- re-painted our built in entertainiment center white from wood color(so scary)best thing ever, added big windows to wall that had those little port hole windows, and took out slider- and put in french doors- anyway did all the work ourselves-- Love IT all...

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome March 24, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

I used a similar product, Liquid Sandpaper. We used it to take the high gloss off of varnished pine support columns. The columns were way to orange. The liquid sandpaper took of the shine and we used gel stain to tone them down to color that matched other woods in the kitchen. I do not remember it smelling but I did wear eye protection. Best of luck with your project.

My Cottage Charm March 24, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

Ahhh, thanks so much for featuring my kitchen! :) AND thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments about my kitchen. :-D I must say that when I used the liquid sandpaper that it was stinky and very liquidy, but OH my how nice it was not to sand one thing on those cabinets! I did use rubber gloves when I used it. (goggles probably aren't a bad idea either, although I regret to say I didn't use them) :-0 I do think everyone should prime after using this, ESPECIALLY if they're painting kitchen cabinets.... they get so much wear and tear. Ok, that was my 2 cents worth. :) LOL
Thanks again for featuring me on your blog, I'm very honored! :-D

The mad woman behind the blog March 24, 2010 at 8:44 PM  

I haven't used it and darn it I've wished for this product a dozen times. Interestingly enough, I did notice Lisa LaPorter (sp?) on Designed to Sell/HGTV just use it.
Gorgeous kitchen.

Dawn March 24, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

I'm going to TRY not to sound like an info-mercial here, but I adore this stuff - called Citristrip (Citrus Strip) gel paint remover - because its a gel it is easy breezy to work with, just make sure you have gloves and disposable brushes, and the smell is... well... orange. I use it ALL the time in a little 10x12 portable building that I use as a studio, and I don't even have to open the windows if it's too cold out.... LOVE the stuff. http://www.homedepot.com/Bath-Cleaning-Solutions-Cleaners-Mold-Mildew/h_d1/N-5yc1vZarz4Z66xgp/R-100208204/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

RevAnne March 24, 2010 at 10:32 PM  

I love Citristrip, too. I have a lot of allergies and also asthma, which makes stripping furniture and painting a misery. I can't win, indoors or out! But this stuff really works, and I had no difficulty using it in our garage with the door open. Didn't try it closed, but since I didn't notice anything noxious about it, I feel sure it would have been fine. Now I just need to get motivated to paint the chest I stripped!

The Pennington Point March 24, 2010 at 11:25 PM  

I've never used this kind of product. I'm so thrilled to read your comments. I am going to try it on my next project. Great kitchen makeover! Lisa~

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