3.01.2013

Project Home Rennovation: Painting the Kitchen Cabinets.


Lately I've been a busy bee trying to push to get some of those pending house projects done.  After I finished painting the kitchen light grey , I had it in my head that the cabinets were ugly and needed a brightening up.  I knew I would paint them white, but I just wasn't sure what to use.

After a bit of online research I found out there were several products on the market that make painting shiny surfaces and laminate easy- no sanding!  I chose Valspar Ultra Kitchen & Bath .  It's a paint & primer in one, requires only cleaning the cabinets for prep, is scrubbable, and was $30 a gallon (sounds pricey, but is MUCH less than the Rust-Oleum kit.  I just used 1/2 a gallon anyway).  You have to be careful for 7 days after you're done- it may chip- but after that is good to go.


It took a week and a half of work as I only did a few doors at a time.  But, in the end, I think it makes the kitchen look so much brighter!  I went ahead and installed hardware too.  We didn't have any before and I was sick of that, so what a perfect time for it.  (Kind of a pain, but I got through it!)


You may wonder why I left most of the upper cabinets untouched.  Our eventual plan is to rip all of the unpainted cabinets down, install to-ceiling tile, a hood range over the stove, and then open shelving on either side.  This is quite a pricey plan, so for now we'll make due with a partial job.



I'm enjoying my progress thus far though, and know that we'll get it all done eventually.  As for now, I think I'm going to put a bookmark in the home projects and get back into sewing!  Have a great weekend friends!

13 comments:

Chrissy said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! Love the white and your counter tops are awesome! xxx

BeadedTail said...

It turned out fabulous Nancy! I bet it does brighten it up a lot!

Erika said...

Oh!!! Gorgeous. I love the counters and the paint job is fantastic. I seriously need you to come over.

Cinnamon Jewellery said...

They look really good, you did a great job!

Memories for Life said...

They look awesome! And I love the sleek silver handles you used!

storybeader said...

painting the cabinets really brightens the room. And I love your fridge - want one of those! {:-D

pasqueflower said...

Your cabinets look great! The white really brightens the space.

Kristen said...

It looks great! As you know, we just did the same thing and it was so worth the effort it took to get it done. The white just brightens the space up so much!

LimeRiot said...

It looks so bright and warm and inviting! I know that's a big undertaking but it was worth it!

Duni said...

The white colour is the perfect choice! After you've been to Erika's will you stop by my kitchen and do ours?
;-)
The central island must be really handy for food prep!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Beautiful job Nancy! If you hadn't said that it was a partial job I would never had known! It looks amazing as is, and LOVE the hardware

Miss Val's Creations said...

Nice work Nancy! White always makes such a huge transformation. I repainted the kitchen cabinets in my old place so I know now much work that is. I swore I would never attempt to conquer that project again!

Additionsstyle said...

Painting kitchen cabinets is such a big job. You did a great job, they look like they were done professionally.
Valerie
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