Happy Monday Friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am SO excited to share with you guys this project!!! I finally found time to tackle the master bathroom cabinets. I figured it was a good place to practice my cabinet painting skills before I tackle our kitchen cabinets. So… I transformed our boring-builder-basic cabinets into these gorgeous, gray cabinets.
Don’t you just LOVE what paint and hardware can do!!! AMAZING!
Here’s the steps I took:
#1 ~ Sand lightly. I was using primer, so I wasn’t super concerned with the shine/stick factor, but I wanted to make sure everything was smooth. I ran my hand over the surfaces and sanded as needed.
#2 ~ Clean. You can use TSP, especially in a kitchen or any surfaces that are sticky/greasy. I just used a damp cloth and wiped them down well making sure to remove all the sanding dust.
#3 ~ Remove doors and drawers. The easiest part. And even better if you have a cute helper. Make sure you keep your screws in a baggie and number your doors so you place them back in the same spot. I just took a piece of painter’s tape and numbered them 1-4 and stuck them to the back of each cabinet door.
#4 ~ Prime. I used Zinsser’s Bulls Eye 1 2 3 Primer. I’ve used this primer on many pieces of furniture and I’ve been very please with the results. You can check out a storage auction dresser I used it on.
I started my favorite Purdy brush and worked on the cabinet fronts first. I cut in under the cabinets and along the wall side of the cabinet
Then I used a foam roller and rolled the remainder of the cabinet fronts.
Then I repeated the process on the doors and the drawers. I started with my brush getting the curves and edges and then went over the whole surface with the foam roller.
I only used 1 coat of primer. My cabinets were obviously white prior, so if you have a dark cabinet and you’re wanting to go lighter I’d suggest 2 coats of primer.
#5 ~ Sand/Wipe After letting your surfaces dry for a couple hours, use your fine sandpaper to remove any paint drips or rough surfaces. Once again, I use my hands to feel for them. Then wipe your surface down with a tact cloth or a damp, lint free cloth.
#6 ~ Paint. I used Glidden’s Pebble Gray. I love this gray. I used it on my Family Sign too. I added Floetrol to my paint. Floetrol is a paint additive which helps to eliminate brush marks and makes it go on smoother. I think it helps slow the dry time a bit too, which is good when you’re painting in the heat of July!
I used the same method as with the primer. I started with the brush and finished with the roller.
I let the paint dry overnight.
#7 ~ One more Sand/Wipe ~ Repeat step #5
#8 ~ One more Coat of Paint. Repeat the paint process in step #6
I let everything dry a couple days before assembling and adding hardware.
Later this week I’ll share some tips and tricks on adding hardware and share where I found the gorgeous ones I used.
I’m so excited to be done with the first part of this makeover. I’m picking paint colors right now and looking at tile and new mirrors… so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by friends!