Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Paint Your Cabinets!

I can't for the life of me find the BEFORE picture of these cabinets, but this was our 1st little condo after we got married & the cabinets in the kitchen were UGLY! They were made of quality wood, unlike the laminate cabinets they seem to throw in new builds today, but the color was ugly, so we painted them BLACK & I love how they turned out!

We bought new white knobs for the doors at Home Depot & painted the trim on the ceiling & the pantry door black as well, and it tied everything together.

If you decide to paint your cabinets to give your kitchen a new look for cheap,
here are a couple of tips....

1. wash the wood so you aren't painting over any gunk or grime
2. sand the wood
3. Use a primer for your 1st coat (did you know you can tint your primer at Home Depot for free??) If you are using a dark paint color{black} have them tint it grey for you & it won't take as many coats in the long run
4. Make sure you buy a quality paint with the sheen you want {we used a satin finish interior paint}
5.I would suggest taking off the doors and using a sprayer for an even finish
6.Use a small roller {I love the cheapo felt rollers @ Home Depot} for everything but the cabinet doors
7. Buy new hardware to give your kitchen cabinets a new look & ENJOY!

1 comment :

Bradford said...


This post has useful tips on kitchen cabinet painting tips.

While painting the kitchen cabinets, cover the counter top with a masking or a painter’s tape. Begin the paint job from the least accessible points and work outwards. Next, paint the inner surfaces first and then move to the outer ones.

You can also consider using spray paint to give your work an even and uniform look. When you are done, allow plenty of time for the drying up process and then reassemble the cabinet back to its original position. The new, fresh, clean, and aesthetic look will provide you with joy of a day’s work well done.