Friday, November 21, 2008

A Before And After

When we moved into our 1970's house more than 5 years ago, one of the first things we did was paint the kitchen cabinets.

Here's why:

All we did was remove the doors (numbered them using masking tape with their coordinating cabinet, like #1 door goes with #1 cabinet) and all the hardware. Then we washed the doors really well and lightly sanded them to rough up the surface a little (they're laminate). We primed them with a high quality primer and painted them with a high quality gloss paint from Lowes. We even recycled the old hinges and painted them black, but we put on new handles.

On a fresh out of grad school budget, we also painted some of our appliances. We bought high heat resistant appliance paint and painted our oven, stove and dishwasher. I think we used Rustoleum brand and it left a nice factory finish.


Rob, Brooke and Caleb said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! You guys did such a great job! I had no idea appliances can be painted too.

ABOUT US said...

The kitchen is beautiful. I love white on certain things. I am glad to know you can paint appliances. Out fridge needs it.

Heidi said...

It's amazing what a coat of paint can do! Your new kitchen is beautiful!