$62 DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover - Chalk Painted

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Make over your kitchen with just $62 in paint and a paint brush! You can read the full post on my blog! https://www.themakersmap.com/kitchencabinets


The back splash post is on hometalk now too See it at https://www.hometalk.com/diy/kitchen-dining/backsplashes/100-diy-subway-tile-back-splash-kitchen-project-43680369

Totally transform your kitchen in 1 weekend with a little paint and a paintbrush! I show you how on my blog!

Before: My cabinets were a builder grade solid wood chocolate color. All we did was clean our cabinets really good with Sprayway Glass cleaner using a t-shirt rag.

Before we took the doors off we used removable tabs by 3M to label our doors and drawers, then we removed the cabinet doors and left the hinges on the door part. We didnt remove the hinges

We put a twin fitted sheet over our farmhouse table and we painted the doors there. this shows them upside down where you can see the labels

I used the Color Fluff for my cabinets. This paint is by Dixie Belle it is by far my very favorite paint and I think you will like it too.

I used 2 full 32 ounce containers for my kitchen.

I did use some frog tape to tape off my floor and the counter area.

We did not empty out our cabinets

This is one coat, some areas were difficult but we painted right over them and used 3 coats total. We did not sand in between!

You can use clorox wipes but I still prefer Sprayway Glass Cleaner when I clean all my furniture and for this kitchen makeover project

After: My kitchen looks totally different. After we finished painting the cabinets, we put the doors back on and added 1 coat of waverly wax to the doors.

After Read full post on my blog

AFTER! Read the full post on my blog! for more details and a fun story about this whole project!

Back splash how to can be seen at


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  • Tin49258422 Tin49258422 on Jul 13, 2021

    I know that solid wood can be painted but what about if the cabinets are laminated? is it possible to paint it too?

  • Jan32065531 Jan32065531 on Jul 13, 2021

    Really like this nice job. Did you put any coating over the chalk paint? Kitchen cabinets are usually painted in enamel so the can be scrubbed down, how does chalk paint hold up in the kitchen?

  • Donna M Hutton Tonkin Donna M Hutton Tonkin on May 03, 2022

    Definitely inspired....Did you paint the inside of the cabinet doors, over the identifying tabs?

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