{Make It Beautiful} The Kitchen Cabinets

As we speak, the cabinets in our kitchen are doorless, finishless, and should be white very, very soon.  We're taking the plunge and painting them in all of the builder grade, tacky oaken glory.  After reading a million different how tos on painting kitchen cabinets, doing a lot of cost/time analysis, and not being sure if the cabinets were actually solid wood or not, we opted to go with Rustoleum's Cabinet Transformations in Pure White. Image result for rustoleum cabinet transformations box

The kit includes the deglosser and scrub pads (which purportedly mean that you don't have to sand, of which I heartily approve), two quarts of the base coat (which can be tinted to just about any color your heart desires), decorative glaze (which is essentially antiquing glaze) and rags, and a clear top coat.  There's also a pamphlet and dvd with detailed instructions, which makes things very understandable and user friendly.

Here's a before of the kitchen:


And soon there will be afters!  We're also adding crown molding around the tops of the cupboards to add a bit of dimension, as well as some hardware for a finishing touch.  The goal is to have it all done within the next couple of weeks, so hopefully I'll have updated pictures soon, along with opinions on the refinishing kit.  I've sworn to finish this project before moving on to the next, but I'm having a hard time controlling myself when it comes to our bedroom.  But that will be a different post for a different day.

Have a happy day!