Painted cabinets - how to get the right look
Ok, I like the look of painted cabinets, and after much back and forth (see, e.g., thread below), I think that's probably what we'll go with. But why do the painted samples I see all look less like paint than like... I don't know... like the door was dipped in that quick-hardening sugar coating that Dairy Cream puts on ice cream cones???
Do you know what I mean? It doesn't look like paint... which means the doors don't even look like wood. They might as well be thermofoil or whatever.
Is this down to a particular technique? Is there any way to get a great-looking, durable painted surface that doesn't look like plastic?? Should we paint them ourselves, or would that be insane?
Here is a link that might be useful: Color scheme thread re vintage kitchen tile