Sunday, June 26, 2011

Painting the kitchen cabinets

Because we're moving the kitchen to a different room, we're starting from scratch.  Since I knew I wanted white cabinets, we bought unfinished oak ones & now I'm working on the laborious task of painting them white.  Whew, what a longggg process!  Thankfully I've had some lots of help! 
This is the plan for one wall in the new kitchen.
(Sorry, ignore my numbers) 
And this is the wall on the opposite side, with all the windows.
These are the cabinets in unfinished oak.  Lots to paint!
Step 1: Remove doors from cabinets & label all parts
Step 2:  Remove all drawers from cabinets.
Steps 1 and 2:  Done.
Step 3a: Sand cabinets.  Thanks Eliza!
Step 3b: Sand the doors.
Thanks to the little birdie who left me a present on my cabinet door! 
Step 3a: Done.
Step 3b: Done.
Step 4: Prime cabinet doors with Kilz.
Thanks to Allie Donovan who let me borrow her paint sprayer!  Much faster!
Spraying the doors.
Step 4: Done.
Step 5: Prime the cabinets with Kilz.  
Step 5: Done. 
Step 6: Paint doors with paint color.
I went with Alabaster from Sherwin Williams.  Aka, white.  :)
Step 7:  Find a cute little brother to help you carry all the doors upstairs
in your parents house to let them dry overnight.   :)
Step 8:  Find a not-as-cute little brother to help you paint the cabinets Alabaster.  :)
See what I mean?  Not as cute.  Just kidding.  :)
OK, better.
So glad I've had help!  
Once we finish up the plumbing and our friend Jake does the electrical, hopefully we'll be able to get this room put together.  :)

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