Okay so my kitchen is in need of a spruce up. I love my kitchen as you can see it is a cooks kitchen. I am a big entertainer and foodie.
The thing is my cabinets are being held up by the several coats of paint I have put on them. I have pickled, antiqued, painted and then painted them again. These poor cabinets have seen me through many different design phases. I love them in cream but…they show all the drips and stains my kids (and husband) leave behind. Iced tea is a staple in my house and it is obvious when looking at my cabinets!
So I need a change and I need your help. I have as you can see if you look closely, black granite with terracotta and cream in it. This made more sense when the floor was terracotta tile…but we will not be changing the counter…as much as I lust over Carrera marble. So the counter stays. I need a bright color that is either stain resistant or camouflaging color that hides iced tea!
Below are the colors I am thinking about using and photos of kitchens I love. HELP!!! Please let me know your thoughts.
Kitchen’s I love, or fixes I think I can do! What do you think?
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What You Need:
- Liquid sandpaper
- 1/4-inch nap paint roller
- 220-grit sandpaper
- Tack cloth
- Paintbrush, roller, or sprayer
- Paint (look for a self-leveling formula)
What To Do:
Step 1: Wipe cabinet surface with liquid sandpaper
Step 2: Using 1/4-inch nap roller or paintbrush, apply primer. Let dry.
Step 3: Sand with 220-grit sandpaper. Wipe with tack cloth.
Step 4: Brush, roll, or spray cabinet surface with paint. Let dry. Finish with a second coat for even coverage.
I really want your feedback let me now what you think. What color do you vote for? Do you like the contrasting color for the back of the cabinets? Do you have any advice for me?
I have painted these cabinets several times but I want this to be the last time so let me know if you recommend any paint or product for cabinets! Thank you for reading my blog & thank you in advance for your comments and advice.
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