Words cannot describe how happy I am I painted my cabinets. I Love the way it turned out, it is even better then I expected it to be.
Before the kitchen did not go with the rest of my home at all.
I also really like having the window above my sink it brings in so much more light
This balloon curtain is from the simply shabby chic line at Target 24.99
Most people shopping for house these days want stainless steal appliance's. Not me I am very happy my house already had a white stove and built in microwave ( I had to buy my fridge) when I bought it, I also love having my microwave built in and not taking up counter space
Love my little pops of color in my very white kitchen. Its very hard to tell in this picture but the butterfly is very sparkly I love sparkles.
This is one of those scent melter things, its great because its pretty with all its crystals and it makes my whole house smell great. I saw this at the 2010 Portland Christmas bazaar. My Mother and I fell in love with them, so I told her I was buying it for myself even though I was really buying it for her for Christmas. I really wanted one for me too but it would have been too obvious if I would have bought two since she was with me. A few months later I got one too in my Easter basket from my mom, I'm so excited I now have one too! We both have the clear crystal ones but they come in lots of other fun colors too, & the scents they have for them are great they last forever! You can also but any other melting scents in them too though,
Aren't my little canister's adorable? Another amazing goodwill find.
I was bit nervous before I painted how the counter tops would look with everything white, but it worked out great. I didn't realize this before put the white tile back splash I already had brought in the white cabinets perfectly. The counter tops going even better with the white cabinets then they did the oak.
As you can see I did not paint the inside of my cabinets. They are not the same oak color the outsides were, They are a very light color that actually goes well with my wall color and it saved me alot of extra work, I just did alot of taping to keep the line's between the two colors clean and sharp.
I did paint both sides of the doors though since they were oak on both sides.
I first removed all the cabinet doors and drawers. My mother & Sister Chantel were nice enough to come over and help with the priming. I used kilz oil based primer. I then gave the primer a day to dry and then painted them with rust-oleum high gloss white oil paint. Oil paint & oil primers are messy, it makes it much harder to clean brushes & get off skin but it really last so much longer. It is also important to use a gloss paint in a kitchen to repell all the oils and grease. I choose a high gloss because I actually prefer to the really shinny look, & its going to make them super easy to clean.
I'm very happy with it, hope you enjoyed it as well! I better get going I'm currently working on a face lift for my half bath right that is right off this room. The kitchen has inspired me to paint the cabinets in there too! I'll be posting that soon!