Sometimes doing touch-ups can go a long way toward freshening a space, which was definitely the case on a few recent projects. With all of the daily use, kitchen and bathroom cabinets can take a beating and show wear that drags down the appearance of otherwise perfectly good cabinets!
Touching them up can be a challenge, however – particularly when they have a decorative finish. Typically, you see this with a glazed, “old-world” look where a second color is rubbed into the base paint color to give the surface a nice patina. Doing repair work in these cases requires not only a perfect match of the base color, but also the second “rubbed” color and the technique used to make it all blend seamlessly.
In some cases, I needed to sand down and completely re-paint select doors/drawers, while others needed just certain areas to be re-worked. In the end, the homeowners ended up with new-looking cabinets at a fraction of the time and cost to replace them!
Below are some before and after pictures