Reclaim Beyond Paint is my favorite paint of all time. If you’re new here, scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out links to our other Reclaim projects. That’s where I go into detail about why it’s awesome, color shade options, tips, etc. All opinions are my own, but the paint was provided by Reclaim Beyond Paint and the hardware was provided by D.Lawless Hardware. Both companies are amazing to work with!
We chose Reclaim Paint in Mocha, a beautiful dark brown shade. Step 1- take off the cabinet doors. Soak the existing hinges in Simple Green to clean and freshen up. Although D. Lawless sent us drawer pulls and door handles in brushed nickel, I wanted to keep our existing hinges. So after cleaning and letting them dry, I spray painted them with Rustoleum Brushed Nickel spray paint.
Clean both the drawers and cabinets with Simple Green. This is crucial for the success of your project because cabinets tend to hide a layer of hairspray, grime, etc. Let it dry at least overnight before beginning to paint.
Step 2- Tape off all the edges- sides of drawers, inside of the cabinet doors if you are not going to paint them, wall, floor, and where the cabinets meet the counter. I did choose to paint the inside of the doors on this project, but made sure to tape off everything else with painters tape. If you get a little messy, it’s okay though because this paint easily cleans up with soap and water for the first hour or so.
Dang girl! Look at that coverage after just one coat. Unbelievable, right? You could probably get by with just one coat and distress the edges depending on the look you are going for. I painted a second coat before roughing it up a bit. Let me stress- This is the first time I’ve EVER sanded with this paint. The ONLY reason why I did this is because the frame we had built around the mirror a few years back was shabby chic and distressed. You DO NOT need to sand, but I do like the effect it made on this particular project.
On the left, you see the drawers with two coats of paint compared to where I started sanding the door. The drawers have a polished, finished look WITHOUT a glaze, wax, poly, or seal. That’s the beauty of this paint!
On the right, you can see the effect of sanding by hand with fine grit sandpaper after I wiped it all down. This step roughed up the edges, but the surface was super smooth. Next, I went back and painted over the edges with a light coat of mocha paint again with a small brush. This was so that the wood would show through, but with a softer look.
There are so many different looks you can create! Here is the finished product.
In case you’ve already forgotten the “before”…
What do you think? It makes me smile when I walk in our master bath now! Comment with questions and I’ll do my best to answer. This project has been a long time coming… Cheers to finally finishing it!
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