Glazed Kitchen Cabinets

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets-

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets: Client Project

I had the pleasure of adding some beautiful detail to this freshly painted kitchen by adding the extra detail with glaze.

My client and friend recently had a complete kitchen makeover and asked me to come in and finish it out.

They turned out so beautifully, I am very pleased.

You may have seen this beautiful before shot on Instagram I posted.  So many of you commented on how much you loved this kitchen, and I totally agree.  It has some beautiful detail starting from the ceiling, to the lighting, all the way to the sink.

That copper sink is so gorgeous and it looks perfect with the Sherwin Williams Retreat paint color.

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets-Instagram Pic

Love the shelving on the end and the butcher block counter top.

The wood tone and the paint color are wonderful contrasts that go great together.

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets-Sherwin Williams Retreat

You see, I told you that copper sink was gorgeous!

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets-Copper Sink


For this paint job I had to custom mix my glaze.  I have mostly used Valspar Raw Umber in the past BUT they no longer make it…gasp, I know!

I searched everywhere…ok, my husband searched for me but NO luck.  We ended up calling Valspar and that said they would make it for me but I would have to go to my local paint store and have the specialist call them and they would give them the “secret” formula.

By this time I had already hit my local Ace Hardware, bought a small can of paint in the color I thought was the closest match to raw umber.  The color was Brazilian Brown (VR098A) in Valspar Perfect Sample.  I then mixed it equal parts with clear glaze to make my own custom glaze.  I already had the clear glaze on hand so I knew this would be the easiest step for me.

I can no longer find clear glaze in the stores but you can order online from my affiliate link.

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets-Pantry details

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets-Pantry Doors

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets

Here is a quick shot of the before and after together for you to see the comparison.

This is why I love to glaze cabinets…the details of the cabinetry pop!

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets-Before-After detail

If you love this kitchen, you may also love to see these posts:

How to Glaze Cabinets (a more detailed post)

My Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Glazing MDF versus real wood Cabinets

Have a great day,

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  1. Looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  2. The cabinets look awesome! Thanks for linking up to the party! #InspirationMonday!
    Happy Memorial Day,

  3. Very pretty! My kitchen cabinets are glazed and I just love them. When we were house shopping I kept finding house after house with dark wood cabinets. As soon as I saw these, white with glaze, I was hooked!

  4. They look fantastic and the color is fab. I love your ceiling – did y’all do that – super look?

  5. Wow, it really gives a depth to them afterwards. I love it! I love white and cream colored cabinets, anyhow. This just makes them that much nicer 🙂 Great job!

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

  6. Sonja, You should be pleased…the cabinets are beautiful! Wow you are very talented 🙂

  7. Oh my…I totally left that out…that’s what happens when you are writing too late at night. I’m going to add it to the post but I picked up a Perfect Sample by Valspar in Brazilian Brown.

  8. I love the result! Would you mind sharing the paint/color you to create something like Raw Umber color? I have an older oak project I am going to attempt and your glaze looks like the perfect color! Thank you for sharing this project.

  9. Wow Sonya! It looks beautiful! The addition of the glaze gives it a finished look. I also love how she kept the ceiling natural. I want to add the planks to my kitchen ceiling, but thinking of painting them white. Now I’m rethinking and may just leave them natural!

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