How I Painted My Oak Cabinets


Because my kitchen has only one small window, it tends to be very dark. I decided to brighten up the room by painting my cabinets.
I have a step by step process on My Repurposed Life http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/2010/12/how-to-paint-oak-cabinets.html
I painted the cabinets about 18 months ago. Not a nick or a scratch anywhere. I really took a lot of precautions to make sure this paint STUCK.
Before, note the one small window that allows very little light in the kitchen due to a patio and a huge tree.
Before, note the one small window that allows very little light in the kitchen due to a patio and a huge tree.
I did a lot of prep work before I started priming.
I did a lot of prep work before I started priming.
I used a paint sprayer to primer and paint all of the doors and drawer fronts.
I used a paint sprayer to primer and paint all of the doors and drawer fronts.
After several coats of primer and semi-gloss paint.
After several coats of primer and semi-gloss paint.
I painted my hinges and installed new knobs instead of the brass colored handles.
I painted my hinges and installed new knobs instead of the brass colored handles.
After--so much cleaner and brighter looking, don't ya think?
After--so much cleaner and brighter looking, don't ya think?

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