There are few things that are worse than having a dark, depressing kitchen. It should be full of light and life...after all, it's where you share meals and time with loved ones. But what if you love the quality and style of your cabinets, but hate the color?
You spray-paint everything...like, all of it!
It's definitely a multi-day project, but follow these steps and you'll have a brighter kitchen without the hassle of a full-scale remodel.
Here's the kitchen before -- it's just too dark.
First, this DIYer removed all the doors and handles.
They taped everything up to prepare for the painting they couldn't bring outside.
If your cabinets are slick, like these ones were, you've got to sand them back down to a matte finish so paint will stick.
After wiping down the sanded surface, spray with a primer and let it sit for 24 hours.
Some of the trim will be easier to prime with a brush.
Don't forget floor runners and the crown molding!
Give it all a light sanding after you prime. Then add two layers of top coat, with 24 hours of drying time in between each.
If you want (or are crafty enough), you can build a rack to make spraying and drying all the cabinet doors much easier.
Same process as above:
Sand, wipe down, prime, sand, two layers of top coat.
Finally, put the doors back in their places!
Lots of nuts, bolts, and knobs later...
Wham! New, bright kitchen.
Usually I'm not one for covering up a natural wood grain with spray paint...but this transformation is incredible. It really was too dark before, but now look at the sunshine bouncing off that nice new coat of paint!