We recently remodeled our kitchen. We were on a tight budget, so to keep costs down we decided to paint our own cabinets.
It was a lot of hard work but certainly worth it.
Take a look at the before:
First thing we did, was take down all the doors and drawers and gave them a good sanding.
We sanded all the way down to the wood
We used a 80 grit and then a 180 to smooth out the wood using a mouse sander
We used this sprayer, which I have to say worked very great for the price
(the important thing is to clean it well after using)
First we put a coat of Valspar Latex primer using the sprayer
The spray gun gives a nice thin coat
While I was priming the doors, hubby was installing crown molding over the cabinets
The primer dries very quick, I was able to prime both front and back in a few hours:
Then we did two coats of Valspar Kitchen and Bath paint (color: blanched pine) , using the spray gun:
Its a good thing it was nice outside, so the doors could dry fast:
After the cabinet doors were drying, I taped off everything and sanded everything down.
So after sanding, I prepped my painting tray and primed and painted the cabinets using a foam roller and an angled brush:
I did one coat of primer and two coats of paint
Ok, now back to the cabinet doors.
After two coats of paint with the spray gun
you can see a slight wood grain, since with the spray gun, the paint didn't seep into the wood grain:
This is where I took my foam roller and rolled on a coat:
Finally after everything was painted, I cleaned out all the cabinets and out
new contact paper in.
All the drawers and cabinets were organized
All the hard work pays off:
Just a FYI, we started this project on Sunday and hung up the cabinet door on Thursday.
I was painting the cabinets on my own, while taking care of two little kids.
So if I can do it, so can you!
Thanks for visiting. :)