Faux Tin Tile Cabinets

So back in September I decided to paint by master bathroom vanity cabinets… and they looked awful.   I was so mad at how the cabinets turned out I decided to punish them and not repaint them for 10 months.   Yes, it was 10 months of torture for me but I had to teach them a lessen.   I finally decided enough was enough and it was time for them to stop looking like 80s acid washed jeans and be repainted again.   So here is how they originally began…

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And here is how they ended up.

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You can see I attempted one more try on the left cabinet.   This is literally how they have looked for 10 months.

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Okay so here is what I did from the beginning.   I sanded them down and cleaned them really well then I adhered some tin tile wallpaper to the center of the doors for some interest.   Then I primed the entire cabinets and doors.   Fast forward past my mistakes…

Now I decided to spray paint them.   Now I don’t really recommend this unless you are willing to tape off the entire area.   I did tape off but I still had to scrub paint particles off the floor when I was done, which was really annoying.

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So I sprayed everything with Krylon’s Bright Metallic Silver and they looked like this…

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I really liked how they looked but I wanted to glaze them in black to tone down the shine and give them a vintage metal tin tile look. I mixed 1/3 of black paint with 2/3 of Ralphs Lauren’s glaze.

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To the left is the Krylon Metallic Silver spray painted cabinets and to the right is with a black glaze over the top.   You can see how the glaze really changes the appearance of them.   I really like how the glaze gets caught in the grooves of the wallpaper making the design pop.

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I added new hardware I got off Ebay (seller: thehardwarehunter) for $2 a piece in a pewter finish.

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I love how the cup pulls mimic the lines in the tin tile wallpaper (yes I still have to fill the holes from the prior pulls).

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