Saturday, February 26, 2011
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Saturday, February 19, 2011
As an interior designer, I love to see a great transformation. Whether it's a piece of furniture getting repurposed or an entire room evolve - the process of changing or transforming things is usually really exciting. So recently when I was invited to experience hands-on two new products in kitchen transformations from Rust-Oleum - I was really curious to see how this product could work and what the outcome would be.
Rust-Oleum Transformations has two kits for the DIY-er to transform kitchen cabinets or kitchen countertops as an inexpensive and efficient alternative to replacing cabinets or countertops entirely. Experiencing the product for myself, I can say the process is simple and easy to use (that's coming from a person who isn't capable of anything DIY-the fact that I could actually do this was a bit exhilarating for me!). The kit includes everything needed to complete the project. (The kits can also be used for bathroom counters/cabinets or even furniture.)
With the help of the people from Rust-Oleum, each of us got to test out both the countertop kit and the cabinet kit, using the easy step by step process.
The kits come with everything needed to complete the project. The countertops involve five steps, and the cabinets involve four steps. Depending on the size of your kitchen most transformation projects could be completed in a weekend.
Here I am, happily sanding a laminate countertop sample.
The countertop kit comes with five color options, from light to dark, replicating a "granite like" finish (solid finishes are not yet available).
There are many options to chose from for the cabinet colors.
The kits can be purchased from local home improvement stores (such as Home Depot, Lowe's, etc) or visit the Rust-Oleum Transformations website for more info, including details and tutorials. The retail price for the a newly resurfaced countertop kit is $250 and cabinets $150 (depending on your square footage).
Countertops and cabinets that look like they were custom without the custom price!
Thank you to Rust-Oleum for inviting me to expereince the products hands-on!