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Monday, November 7, 2011

Kitchen is Going Seaside...

Today's kitchen before "Seaside" re-do begins...
Color of choice: Seaside color selection from Rust-Oleum, but had Sherwin Williams mix their blend...

Our 1960's kitchen is long over do for a re-do! Instead of replacing the cabinets, I thought a nice paint job just may do the trick to giving this outdated a kitchen a nice lift!

I researched about the Rust-Oleum transformation to kitchen cabinets, and countertops- AND saw this product had good reviews.

To paint my cabinets (with the Rust-Oleum product) would cost about 125.00.

So why did I end up with paint from Sherwin Williams?

First, they are local (love supporting local businesses), two- they are experts at mixing colors, and three they were having a 40 percent off sale! AND they had paint that was just for cabinets, etc...

Although I had purchased the paint, we (okay my husband) needs to do this first: We've decided to take the cabinet doors off- and run a router along the front of the cabinets to give it a wainscoting look. We'll spray the doors, and hand paint the cabinets themselves, replace knobs with updated black.

This project I was hoping to start (and finish) by Christmas...we'll see. I'm ready to go!

When we start I'll post our progress, etc... Wish us luck!

Anyone else paint their kitchen cabinets? If so, what product/ paint did you use? AND how do you like your transformation?




7 comments:

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh I love seeing a room being transformed! Can't wait to see!!

Jen Kershner said...

I had no idea they made paint specifically for cabinets. Good to know! I have never painted cabinets but always wanted to. Back in those days I let fear stop me. Good for you for going for it. I bet it will make a huge difference!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Good luck with your project, the paint should be just what you need to give your kitchen a lift.

TeresaR said...

I, too, can't wait to see the finished product! Our cabinets are maple and just have a natural stain on them. I don't know what I'd paint them if I ever did. :}

Zuzu said...

How lovely to hear from you again, Carrie! Hope all on Fishing Creek is going well and everyone is healthy & happy.
This project may take some time, but I just know it will turn out great! I think I used one coat of primer and two coats of paint on our kit cabinets here in the cottage. It takes a lot of time, but once they're done everything looks so bright and pretty!
Wishing you a lovely Sunday!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Under the Willow said...

Zuzu- So nice to hear from you! Wow- all those coats of primer- I'll be patient because I know it will be worth the work!

Hugs to you!

Autum said...

I've painted my cabinets a couple of times. I used Sherwin Williams pro classic enamel oil based paint. It dries slowly, but gives you a beautifully smooth and durable finish.
Priming seems like a pain, but in the end it's really the most important step. It dries much faster than paint, so even if you do a couple of coats of primer, it will mean fewer coats of paint.
Spraying the doors will make it go so much faster too. You are going to be so happy once it's all done!