Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

I decided awhile ago that I was going to paint my cabinets. After searching and researching and finally settling, I decided to go for a two toned cabinet. Our local Sherwin Williams store was having a sale and so I went in and told the guy what I wanted to do, and he suggested a semi-gloss interior/exterior acrylic paint. I got it in Stolen Kiss (7586), and the upper cabinets I used the same as my wall color which is Olympic satin Love Bird (c30-3)--it kind of tickles me that both colors are all cutesy lovey, makes me happy!

Before I painted the cabinets I decided I wanted to put some bead board wallpaper inside the inserts. I really could have been more precise with cutting the squares but its a messy process and I was just wanting to get it done. After I put the paper in and it had dried for 24 hours, I went back in and caulked the edges to fix any edges that weren't even and also to make sure it wasn't going to come up EVER. :)

Then I started with the red paint, it was going on the bottom cabinets and up one side where they weren't separated.

Then I got started with the white up top:
  The range hood looks ridiculous now up against the white--don't worry I'm going to take care of that!
                  A better shot of the bead board:

After I finished painting, I decided I wanted to glaze them and lucky for me my cousin had some leftover glaze she wasn't using. Next update will be that!

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  1. I LOVE the painted cabinets! I'm going to get brave and try painting mine. Was the prep for it super time-consuming? I love your boldness in your choice of colors~they are happy colors! : )

    1. No Kathy, the prep wasn't too bad! Just sanded them lightly and wiped them all down really well. They are kind of old though so there wasn't a ton of shine on them, I think if they were really shiny you'd have to sand them better? Anyway, I was pretty lazy about it, as you can tell, didn't take doors off or anything! haha
      Thanks though, I thought the colors would be fun and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out! :)

  2. I love the idea of using bead board. Are the cabinets oak? I'm hoping to paint my cabinets this summer, and I'm thinking the bead board would cover the oak grain. Fantastic job! pinned! :)

    1. Yup they are oak! I really liked the bead board, it worked out really well! Good luck!