Painting Kitchen Cabinets + Tutorial
We love painting furniture so much so we established a business on painting furniture! When we first moved into our condo the kitchen cabinets were an off white yellow. I was just scanning through some pictures and I found a picture of our kitchen when we moved in! Check it out! Pretty sure the yellowness of them is because the previous owner smoked like a chimney inside…ick! We actually didn’t mind having a light color but to give our kitchen a different look we decided to paint the walls lighter and the base cabinets a dark grey. We liked the two tone look. Below is a picture of what they looked like from our previous home tour on apartment therapy. We enjoyed this look for over a year, but recently we decided we wanted to change it again! So one evening we took our spray gun from work and decided to paint them! All of these pictures were taken at night after dinner so please don’t mind the mess on our counters. When we decide on doing something we just do it. If we had to spend several hours to clean up the kitchen we most likely would have been exhausted and gone to bed instead of staying up to paint them…
Supplies you’ll need (click on them to buy them on amazon)
- Plastic Tarp
- Painters Tape
- Amy Howard Furniture Paint
- Furniture Wax
- Spray Gun
- An Evening Free
- Screw driver (Flat Head or Phillips)
To start this project you need to remove all your old hardware. After you do this I suggest putting tape on the hole on the inside so when you spray paint doesn’t fly through and get on all your silverware, glasses, etc.
Then go around the cabinets with the plastic tarp and tape it to the wall. It doesn’t look pretty but it makes spraying that much easier. I will let you know we didn’t spray the inside of our cabinets. We only sprayed the outside.
Here are some pictures of us taping… Then you load the paint gun and start spraying!! You won’t be able to tell from this picture but we painted the uppers completely and decided we didn’t like the grey we chose. Although it was light it was still too dark for us. So let it dry and then painted it again!
Here is what it looked like after we painted it. We still enjoy the two tone but we painted the island a different color.