The inspiration behind my decision to distress my kitchen cabinets came from seeing kitchens online that have a french country look. I fell in love with a particular French country inspired kitchen and decided I needed a little of that in my life!
We purchased a home with black granite counter tops and cabinets that were painted white, so we weren’t too far off from the look I wanted to achieve. All I needed to do was distress the cabinets to achieve the look. It wasn’t a difficult task but it did take a little time…like most remodeling DIY projects.
Distressed cabinets, when finished with fresh colors and some cool hardware, can be pretty chic. I’ve realized through my kitchen updates that sometimes paint is all you need.
I love the distressed look. And sometimes if cabinets are already seriously in rough shape….don’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water! Just go with it. Distress them some more and roll.
On this particular project, I wanted to make the cabinets look really old. It made my heart skip because I love making things look old.
Watch how Nicole Miller distresses these cabinets in this step by step tutorial.
Photo Credit: Carrie Bower, My Style