Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Unfinished Kitchen Cabinet: The Tabula Rasa of Your Homeby Kirk Bangstad
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
'Tabula Rasa: 1. The mind before it receives the impressions gained from experience. 2. A need or an opportunity to start from the beginning.' Literally translated as "blank slate", the similarities between an unfinished kitchen cabinet and tabula rasa are hardly coincidental. Here's why.
As the mind develops, life's experiences shape and mold it, leaving lasting impressions along the way. As your kitchen cabinets do their duties, they'll no doubt get the dings and scratches from a lifetime of use, impressions not so appreciated. But the opportunity to start from the beginning may be all your cabinets need to be restored to their original luster and attractiveness. Here are some finishing techniques that can help you to take advantage of the tabula rasa in your kitchen.
From Unfinished to Finished. Kitchen cabinets reflect the personality and creativity of the homeowner. Find your design personality with these cabinet treatments.
So instead of staring at your unfinished kitchen cabinets with a sigh of resignation, use this opportunity to revitalize your 'blank slate'.
About the Author
Kirk Bangstad is an artist manager and singer working in Chicago, IL. His previous experience includes consulting for technology companies in the Silicon Valley and serving as a field director and publicist for a statewide political campaign. Kirk holds a B.A. in government from Harvard University.