I was feeling ambitious and decided to paint the kitchen cupboards. I knew it wouldn’t take me long, I wasn’t changing the color just giving it a freshening up. It had been 5 years since I painted them originally, and even though I wash them down regularly they were needing some sprucing up. Remember I live with all men who have dirty hands the majority of the time. They say their clean but they sure don’t look like it to me.
I certainly chose to paint the easiest way I could. I knew only the outside of the drawers needed to be done so all I did was remove the handles, (I left all the contents in them) and put them on top of the counter to get at them better. Hubby removed all the upper cupboard doors for me and the handles (they have some kind of fancy closing mechanism and I didn’t want to take something apart that shouldn’t be). My favorite paint is Sherwin Williams, the kind that I chose for the cupboard is the All Surface Enamel and it is self leveling. You apply it with a sponge roller and let it set, even if you think there’s a streak in the paint it won’t be there when it’s dry. It does the job for you and levels itself out. This paint also dries quickly, which is a huge advantage when you want the project to go quickly.
After about 20 minutes of dry time, hubby put all the doors back on and I started adding the hardware. The part that took the longest to paint was the island and the frame of the cupboards. I originally toyed with changing the color but I’m so glad I didn’t. I have never tired of the color “Lodus Pod”, and I can’t imagine how much more work it would have been to change the color. One coat was all it needed to refresh the look.
Painting is something I dread doing anyway. I know many people love to paint but for me it seems like a very unrewarding task, and it bores me to tears but I am glad to have it looking all bright and new again.