Kitchen Cabinets Transformation

I’ve been a little absent from the blogging world cause hey, it’s been a pretty busy summer around these parts! After I finished my class we went on a long family vacation and then upon our return I got us started on a project I’ve been wanting to do for a year an a half.

Paint the kitchen cabinets.

My husband and I had numerous debates about this whole project because he wanted to just get new ones but they are spendy for the ones we want and in reality there are a number of other big money projects that should be done first. So it was either paint them or keep them how they were for at least five years. And I wasn’t going to stand for it and my husband was sweet and let me have my way, even helped out with a lot of it.

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The cabinets have not been changed since the house was purchased by my grandparents in 1972. That’s a long time.

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To start off, I scrubbed and scrubbed until it felt like my arms were going to fall off. Then did some light sanding.

After all the prep work we taped everything off because we were going to be using a paint sprayer. Then we went at it with the sprayer.

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It all turned out great and I am SO happy with it. They are not perfect but definitely a big improvement. The white completely opens up the room. And I LOVE how it looks with my green walls.

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It looks totally different! I love my new kitchen! All and all the whole process took about three LONG days. Luckily grandma took our 3 year old and our little 15 month old decided he was going to sleep all day and only be up for a few hours a day, which was fine with us!

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Also I think the new hardware made it look that much better.

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Lessons learned:
Definitely use a paint sprayer, it looks much nicer.

When you use a sprayer do a number of really LIGHT coats because if it gets too thick it starts to drip and then you’ve got problems.

When using a roller (which we had to do some touch ups with, especially after all that dripping) spring for the really nice high quality ones. It will be totally worth it.


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  1. Looks great Kendra! It really updates the space!

  2. BIG difference!! It looks beautiful and professional. You did a great job!!!

  3. Great transformation! Your new kitchen looks wonderful!

  4. Your kitchen looks wonderful! Great job on the new transformation!

  5. I LOVE LOVE white kitchen cabinets. They turned out so great! I really am impressed that you would tackle a job this big!

  6. Wow. So beautiful. I love how it looks. I am amazed at the difference. Makes me want to dive into my kitchen. I am featuring you today on my blog. I hope you do not mind.

  7. Stunning. Really. I love how the white pops and looks so fresh against those green walls. This is a room I wouldn't want to leave.

  8. wow- want to do mine? I have green kitchen walls in my 70s kitchen too

  9. Oooh, I love this! I have been trying to convince my husband to paint our cabinets white! He doesn't think that it will look good with black appliances, but this proves him wrong! Ours are currently knotty yellow pine and the hardware is just horrendous!

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