So I decided to re-paint my kitchen cabinets, something I said I’d never do again after the last time! But they were showing a little wear and I wanted them a little updated. Back when I did them the first time 8-9 years ago, they didn’t have all the cool paint products that they do now. I was initially going to use chalk paint until I went into a local store that carried paint that behaves like chalk paint as far as ease of use but holds up much better! After getting educated a bit I decided to use a product called Paint Couture. And set out to pick my colors from the samples given.
It didn’t take me long to pick out what I wanted and decided on two different colors for the uppers and lowers. I brought my paint home and was ready to go!
Here is a little reminder of what the kitchen used to look like….
So I started with the lowers because I was dying to try out the new darker color. At this point I became a little nervous about it being too dark. But a quick picture text to my two design friends put me at ease enough to keep going!
After one coat on part of the kitchen I could already tell I was going to love it!
After finally getting 2-3 coats on everything, it was time for the glaze. And then my big oopsy happened and I went flying back to the store in a panic. They forgot to tell me that i needed to do a coat of lacquer BEFORE doing the glaze or it soaks in too much. Thankfully that solved the problem because I didn’t want everything looking like this hot mess!
I had to take one last picture of my Disney table before painting over it. Loved this thing but it doesn’t match anymore. I even tried to re-create it but it wasn’t working with the new colors.
After much messing around with the glaze I finally got a section of the lowers done and the hardware on. LOVE!
And here is the final kitchen. I’m quite happy with it. It just looks a bit more updated and this fancy paint should hold up much better! I highly recommend it. Once I learned how to use it and worked the kinks out, it’s pretty awesome stuff!
Now, I have the bug! What else can I paint?!