Kitchen Cabinet Painting Progress

 


Sunday and Monday were extraordinarily pleasant days here. Rain cooled things off, and I was able to open my windows and let the fresh air fill the rooms. The cooler temperatures energized me, and I, once again, felt like painting my kitchen cabinets.

Now that I've finished this white upper section, I'm even happier with the way my cabinets are looking. 





The knobs are new. I spray painted the hinges black.


Three coats of Rustoleum Linen White Chalked Paint and a little distressing gave me the look I'm going for. 


I've learned a lot so far, and I think that's going to help me be more efficient going forward. 


Hope your week is off to a great start!


Hugs,




33 comments

  1. The cabinets look beautiful. Love the distressing and the knobs. Very nice.
    Have a great week. xoxo

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  2. I love the way your kitchen looks! Painting cabinets is hard work, but what a difference it makes. Yep...beginning to look like you, Nancy. Your home reflects your love and appreciation for it. God bless you and your sweet abode!

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  3. Isn't it amazing what a bit of paint can do to change the look in a room? I love it!

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    1. You're absolutely right, Deanna. I love paint! The most cost efficient way to makeover anything. :)

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  4. I like the white cabinets. This change in color will bring a new look to your kitchen. Did you spray paint the cabinets? The paint looks very smooth in the application. Good job.

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    1. Hi Jan. I did not spray paint the cabinets. I used a synthetic brush, which is recommended with the Rustoleum chalked paint. I did do a slight bit of sanding between the second and third coat where there was a little build up. I painted thin coats so I wouldn't get too much of that. This method seemed to work well for me. Thanks for the nice comment. "Very smooth" is a great complement. :)

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  5. Your cabinets look wonderful...great job.

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  6. Nancy, so glad you had some heat relief. Obviously, it made you work so the heat was
    on you instead, lol. The cabinets are looking quite lovely and fresh. But such work
    it must have been. The black hinges and knobs really set off the paint color.
    Don't over work and do enjoy your front and back rest areas. Lynn and Precious

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. I'm really not working very hard. Most of the time I relax. Outside when it's not too hot. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Oh, Nancy! I LOVE your cupboards!!! SO, so pretty! You truly do amazing work. I am completely impressed with your abilities and creativity! I always look forward to seeing what all you have done in your home. Everything comes together so beautifully when you do these projects, and you are just such an inspiration to us all! God bless you for sharing your amazing gifts with the world.

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  8. What a huge difference, Nancy! Such a great job. Love you.....Karen

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  9. Your white cabinets look fabulous! The black hardware just sets them off perfectly.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I'm glad I painted the hardware black. :)

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  10. It's all looking beautiful! It is a lot of work, isn't it? Soon you will be able to put your feet up and enjoy your finished work.
    Most of my energy these days is going in to my garden. Pulling a lilac out from where it is too close to the house, transplanting cosmos (probably too late), gathering kale, lettuce, snap peas, and cherry tomatoes.

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    1. Gardening is a lot of work, too, huh? But it's worth every minute. Your gardening chores sound wonderful. xx

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  11. So much effort but so rewarding! It looks lovely. Have a wonderful weekend Nancy!

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  12. I just LOVE white cabinets! Yours love beautiful and you did such a great job. They do look very smooth and professional! After the chalk paint, do you have to put a coat of wax on or some sort of sealer? I have wanted to paint ours white (1970's house old wood cabinets) for 6 years now.. and it seems so daunting that I just haven't done it! I wish I could find a magic fairy to do it!! You are so creative and do such beautiful work and have such great ideas for your cozy home. Glad you had some cooler weather too... Marilyn

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    1. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment, Marilyn. I do wax the cabinets after painting, once they are thoroughly dry, and that seals and protects them. I wait at least 24 hours after the last coat of paint. Waxing is not a hard thing to do. Basically it's applying a thin coat of wax with a lint-free cloth, letting it dry thoroughly and then buffing, again with a lint-free cloth. The end result is a subtle sheen. I discovered Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines clear wax, a KILZ product, and I have to say I absolutely love this product! It's creamy and easy to work with. I've used it on painted furniture, and now the kitchen cabinets, and it always performs well.

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  13. A wonderful new look for your cabinets. They look so pretty. The transformation is so lovely. Happy Sunday.

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  14. Thank you so much Nancy! That's such good information to know. I've written it down in my "ideas for kitchen" list for painting the cupboards. That wax sounds wonderful to work with!

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    1. You're welcome, Marilyn. I really do like the wax, although it is pricey at $24.99 for a 6 oz. can. However, a little goes a long way and it does a superb job. I buy it at Ace Hardware and since I'm a rewards customer there I wait to buy expensive items like that until I have $$ off coupons. For example, I had a $10 rewards card for a $50 purchase. So, I stocked up on wax and other paint supplies that I would normally buy and took advantage of the savings. So that helps. Anyway, I always feel like spending a little extra for a quality product saves money in the long run. Have a great week!

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  15. Beautiful!! You my friend are a pro! They look amazing. Love the light, bright, distressed finish. Hugs to you for a lovely week!

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  16. Your cabinets look very nice. I did mine and I also have put three layers of paint it’s hard work.

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. For me the hardest part of the painting isn't painting at all. It's rehanging the doors all by myself! :)

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  17. Thank you SO MUCH Nancy for the reply about what wax you use, etc. We have an Ace Hardware here in our little town.. so I'll look for it there when I'm ready to paint! Marilyn

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    1. You are so welcome, Marilyn. I hope you'll let us know how the project goes whenever you're "ready to paint". :)

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  18. Your white cabinets beautiful. i like your work. I love the way your kitchen cabinet painting kitchen-cabinet-painting looks!
    God bless you and your sweet home

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your visit, and taking the time to comment. God's blessings on you, as well!

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