WHITE KITCHEN CABINETS THE LOOK THAT NEVER SEEMS TO GO OUT OF STYLE AND MINE JUST RECEIVED A FRESH COAT OF PAINT!
I did it; I finally tackled painting the kitchen cabinets. It’s something I’ve dreading doing for quite some time and it was a simple project to keep putting on the back burner. To keep the kitchen looking fresh and clean I really need to give the cabinets a fresh coat of white paint every other year. Ideally it’s something I should do in the wintertime when I’m all cooped up in the cabin but I was pushing that deadline this year.
A few weeks back my hubby was out of town for the week on business and my son was in Texas on a hunting trip making it the perfect time to PAINT. For those of you who know me, I HATE TO PAINT and would rather clean toilets any day. I don’t know why it just doesn’t seem like a very rewarding project especially when there’s no color change in the paint.
But I sucked it up and was determined to get it done when no one was home, I didn’t have to cook, and I could tear the kitchen apart. Who am I kidding my OCD kicked in and every day after I painted I cleaned things up and readied it for the next day. I chose to pace myself with painting, something I’d never have done in my younger years, but I wanted to do a good job; not just hurry to get it done.
I took all the doors and handles off, unloaded the drawers and started painting. The first day I did the section around the refrigerator. Once the paint dried I put the doors and handles back on. Day two I did the wall side of cabinets where the stove and sink are and day three I tackled the island.
Luckily because I always go with the same color it only takes one coat to freshen them up. So it took me three days to paint and I worked 2 hours each day. I didn’t think 6 hours of work was too bad to have the kitchen looking like new again. I’m really good at keeping up with wiping down cabinets when they look like they need it so I didn’t even have to do any cleaning before I started painting.
The paint on the cabinets from Sherwin Williams and the color’s Lotus Pod with a semi gloss finish. It’s not a bright white and it’s not an off white it’s somewhere in between. I actually had Sherwin William’s designer come out and help me pick the right shade of white I didn’t want anything that picked up an odd undertone color. This girl is quit happy to have this off her to do list! Come back Sunday for the full reveal.