The following segment aired on O2 Media’s The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television. Joining the show was Tasha Welch, seeking help in renovating her kitchen with Shur-line painting tools.
O2 Media: Whether you’re selling your home or plan to stay there a while, renovating the kitchen is often high on the project list. Tasha Welch’s apartment here in San Francisco is a rental, so she’s really not motivated to spend much. But I’m going to show her how to make this space look fabulous without breaking the bank. So, tell me what we’re doing today.
Tasha: Well, it’s a great little space. It’s efficient, but it needs to look a little cleaner, and it can be a little bit more organized.
O2 Media: So, if it’s a rental situation, we obviously aren’t going to gut this whole thing and start over. But there’s a lot we can do with paint. I think we should start with a soft, expansive color, like a soft gray. And we can use it on the walls, the cabinets, and the ceiling. That’ll really open this room up for you visually so you don’t feel so crowded.
Tasha: Okay, it sounds great.
O2 Media: Good, okay, so now, I notice around other parts of your house, you like color. So could we bring in a little bit of orange, maybe some bright red?
Tasha: Those are my favorites.
O2 Media: Well, then there’s no reason we can’t get started. The first step is to remove the cabinet doors, drawers, and all hardware. These cabinets are in pretty good shape, so a light sanding and a coat of primer is all we need to do to prep them for painting. We’re using mini rollers and brushes to apply semi-gloss latex pain to the cabinet doors. To paint the lower cabinets, we’re also using mini rollers and brushes. We’re not actually going to replace a couple of the doors. Instead we’ll paint the inside of the cabinets an orangey color to add some spice. We’re using shur-line paint pads with Teflon surface protector. We’ll use this edge like a pro tool to paint around these cabinets. No need to bother with painters tape.
Tasha: What to do with this ugly old hardware?
O2 Media: You know, this an area you don’t want to scrimp, because hardware adds the finishing touch to a room. In Tasha’s kitchen, we’ve used Bulldog hardware in this oil-rubbed bronze. We painted some Bulldog Pegasystem pegboard and installed it above the sink, adding hooks for utensils and pans. This opens up even more space. And here’s a great idea. This is just a drop cloth that we painted with leftover paint. Now it’s a rugged little rug.
Tasha: I’m really impressed. It looks great.
O2 Media: By combining the cabinets, the ceiling, and the walls, we’ve totally opened up this space. And you know, it never hurts to bring a little bright color, even to a small room like this.
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