Well, sometime on Saturday I decided I was going to go ahead and paint my kitchen cabinets. Now, mind you, I have wanted to paint them FOREVER!! HOWEVER, my friend Jamie, said “OMG!! I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WANT TO PAINT YOUR OAK CABINETS!!!”
So…I got scared and didn’t do it! That is how I roll….I want EVERYONE to be on board! Crazy, I know!!
So every time I have seen a kitchen cabinet reveal in the blog world, I would think, I wish I could paint my cabinets…then last week when I saw Ruth’s cabinets at The Beautiful Life, I decided I was going to do it!! Ruth gave me tips and suggestions AND encouragement, so I just made up my mind right there like a big girl!! I mean, they are MY cabinets and Steve was totally on board. SO!!! IT.WAS.ON!
Went to Home Depot and got Behr Premium Plus Paint and it is THE BOMB! Two coats is all it took! The color is Oyster..
Before…oak cabinets…nice, but not me…
ALOT of doors….
I did have to take the doors off, which I was hoping I would not have to do, but my hinges are hidden and I couldn’t paint behind them unless I took them off…bummer…so OFF they came…
The ATFER…as you can see over on the left, I ain’t done yet! I still have five MORE doors to paint!
I really do LOVE it!! I am pondering wiping a stain on….or not…. We are getting new countertops and I am leaning towards a black granite looking laminate that I found at Home Depot…
Steve turned the panel on the dishwasher around to the black side. (Insert Darth Vader voice here)
I also spray painted all the knobs and handles oil rubbed bronze. That part was REALLY easy!
Rhonda at Blue Creek Home also gave me great advice, encouragement and COURAGE!! She even sent me some photos of cabinets she has done, which were gorgeous!! Because, I was thinking, what if I do this, and DON’T like it??
But I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!
What do you think?? Glaze, no glaze? Leave it alone? Or not???
I will say that I started painting these hummers at about 1:00 ish on Sunday and at 11:00 p.m. I was washing out my brushes and hobbling to bed…started back at about 2:00 ish yesterday and at 10:00 I was washing out brushes and I am not done yet! I was doing it by myself so it took longer, but People, I am OLD and rickety and all that up and down and in the floor and up on the ladder and bending over the island painting those cabinets….Lord have Mercy!! I am in some PAIN today…
Steve’s great advice was….get ready for it….
“You need to pace yourself.” Seriously??? Did he say that? Pace myself???? I looked at him like he had THREE heads and said, “You know what, I want to get them FINISHED! And it would have gone ALOT faster if you had helped me!!!”
He looked at me like, well, I never thought about that!
I am linking up with sweet Chelsea at Room to Inspire for Be Inspired!
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