Over the last four weeks we have slowly been working on our kitchen refresh. Hello white cabinets & goodbye old orange oak cabinets. Let me just say I never want to paint another cabinet again, but it was well worth it in the end! This project was super budget friendly & only cost us less than $250 Alright, let’s get into the process of our DIY Kitchen Refresh!
Here is everything we used to update the look of our kitchen!
- Cabinet Transformations Light Color Kit in Pure White
- 1″ Angled Paint Brush
- 2″ Angled poly/Stain Brush
- Painters Tape
- Handy Paint Cup
- Oil Rubbed Bronze Knobs
- 3″ Oil Rubbed Bronze Handles
- Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet w/ Pull Down Sprayer
- Kitchen Sink Hole Cover
- Wall Color is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
Start To Finish
We started off by installing the new kitchen faucet. (Thanks hubby!) This set the tone for my motivation to paint the cabinets & transform the way our kitchen looks & feels. I absolutely love the new faucet & it was less than $60!
A few weeks later I found the time to start the cabinets. From the Rust-oleum Cabinet Kit my husband helped me with the 1st step which was de-glossing the surface of the cabinet frame & doors. Then I went in with the 2nd step. This step was the most difficult for me, I did three coats of the white bond coat on the frame, doors & drawers. As I was painting I kept all the doors on because I decided painting the hinges would look best. (We didn’t want to change out the old hinges for new ones & I didn’t like the aging color of the old ones.) I only paint one coat on the back of all he doors. The painting took me a good twenty plus hours over the course of a few weekends. Once the painting was done I went in with the 4th step which was the protective clear coat which took me roughly three hours. (We skipped the 3rd step because I didn’t want the decorative glazed look.)
To finish this DIY transformation my husband finished the cabinets off by adorning them with the cabinet hardware I chose. I really love the quality of these knobs & handles, they have a good weight to them & have a lovely smooth finish!
Here are the before & afters!
Thank you for reading! I am so glad to have been able to finish our kitchen refresh before the new year. Let me know what you think in the comments below!