Before & After
My maple cabinets were in great condition except some sun fadings which nobody would notice before one opened the cabinets and saw the inside original, rich colors.
So when I brought up the plan of painting cabinets, nobody was on my side.
One day, I felt like I couldn’t resist it anymore. I couldn’t stop thinking about the cabinets. The yellow wall color with the yellowish cabinet colors was the worst combination ever.
So this long & lonely journey was started without anybody’s help or support.
I don’t have any more pictures of the sanding process. It was the hardest job I’ve ever done,so I didn’t have any energy left for taking pictures. Sorry about that.
I forgot to take picture of the deglosser. I used one that was in the BM store when I bought the paint.
I used BM Advanced White Satin Finish (white dove) for this job. I applied very thin and even three coats of the paint.
It was not an easy project. I was sick during the process because of the hard work and I woke up during the night from soreness. You don’t know how many times I was in regret about my not-so-smart decision and doing this which was seemed to never end. Nobody forced me to do this, so there was no one I could blame. After I applied the third coats, I didn’t even go to the basement to check out the results. I was thinking “I’m going to re hang them no matter how they look and never do this again.”
So these doors are hung a week later which is not normal for a person like me who is very impatient, however, it was good for the cabinets, giving them enough time to dry.
I still have some minor projects in this kitchen project like making a new hood cover, backsplash and some decorations for the open shelf.
But, my kitchen is almost finished and I want to celebrate it with you.
It was a long journey, but it was worth it.
I love my kitchen and hopefully you all enjoyed reading, and got inspiration from me the way I got it from other bloggers.
Happy cooking, happy family.
The total cost : $163.98
Advance Satin White Dove from Benjamin Moore $59.99
Fresh start water based primer from BM $16.99
Wilbond Deglosser $12.79
Foam roller covers 4 packs $10.00
Sanding blocks and papers (Med and fine) $15.15
Tack cloth $4.18 (for two)
Purdy 2 1/2″ paint brush $14.48
Dap paintable caulk $2.28
Martha Stewart Awning cup pulls $14.00 ( for 7)
Spray paint metallic gold $4.00
Cabinet bumpers $10.12
The new water faucet is Harlon from Moen and the price is $180.96 after $18 discount is applied. I love the clean look and it is easy to install. The hardest part is removing the old one. It took more than 2 hrs for uninstalling the old one with lots of scratches and greases on my hands.