Ok, so on to my pinterest project - painting the interior kitchen cabinets. Here is my "pinspiration" - I'm sure lots of you have seen this cute photo and even pinned it yourself.
A Beautiful Mess. Isn't is so cute and fun? I want my cabinets to look like this. Challenge accepted.
Ok - first confession. I'm not as finished as I would have liked to have been. I do have the painting completed just not the cabinets filled yet. But, I'm getting ahead of myself - let's take a look back (way back) to the original state of our kitchen cabinets when we moved it.
Not pretty. Almost immediately the first thing we did was paint our kitchen cabinets. We love them now. They are obviously not new but way better. We have debated so many times on what to do with this kitchen. Do we gut the whole thing, leave the cabinets and just replace the countertop - the questions loom. The longer we live here the more we lean towards not gutting the whole thing. We do however want to replace the the countertops, add a backsplash, take down that weird middle piece over the window, etc. We just don't want to over upgrade our small house. So, those questions are for another day.
Here's the secret behind those painted cabinets - they are totally crazy half primed on the inside.
This was one of those - I'll get to it one day things. Well, the one day has finally come.
Here's a glimpse at the bottom cabinet - that shelf is old and grody. Don't freak - I had it covered with shelf liner but removed it to clean and paint.
So, the color choice. I wanted something fun but not too crazy and something that would be a pretty contrast/background for my dishes and kitchen gadgets. This pretty navy/indigo color by valspar wonderfully named "Jazz Club" totally won. I also loved the quality of this paint - it went on really smooth and nice. I did do two coats but my cabinets were totally weird and half primed so I went into this knowing that would be the case.
I love using a foam cabinet roller when painting cabinets - the interior was no different.
This is my first coat before edging it all out. Its a little brighter here (this is during the drying phase). Paint almost always dries a little darker - and this paint is no exception.
The actual painting of the interior of the cabinets was actually really easy and quick. The worst part about this project was pulling everything out and having your kitchen all over your house while you are in the middle of this.
So after two quick and easy coats we have this. I.love.it. I love this color, I love that our cabinets feel finished now, I can't wait to re-stock them and organize them - I could go on.
Oh, here's the bottom shelf. I love the pop of navy down there. Now I need to find a really fun and pretty cabinet liner for the bottom.
I go by and just open the cabinets up for no reason now to just see the insides. This totally makes me want to replace a few doors with glass doors so I can easily see inside.
I still have some white touch ups I need to do and of course - actually filling the cabinets back up. But for now I'm in love.
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