Updating a Tired Kitchen by Painting Cabinets

Our kitchen was pretty dated, but we couldn't afford a complete makeover. The easiest way to update a kitchen is to paint it!
I began by priming the cabinets using a good primer. Then I painted them, using a few thin coats of Sherwin Williams paint. I painted the base cabinets gray and the upper cabinets white.
The entire process took me a few days, as I also had to change out the door and drawer handles. For how the entire kitchen turned out, please head over to the blog.
We even painted the granite backsplash to brighten up the space - it used to be black! The entire process took me a few days, as I also had to change out the door and drawer handles. For how the entire kitchen turned out, please head over to the blog.

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  • Anne Anne on Mar 28, 2017
    Did you clean your cabinets 1st? and product did you use?

  • Don27385767 Don27385767 on Jul 26, 2017
    What about cabinets that have a clear white plastic covering on them. Any suggestions on what to do to make them appear new again

  • Where are the pictures of the finished kitchen? All I see are before pictures.

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  • Tara Lynn Tara Lynn on Feb 29, 2016
    I would spray the pot holder black as well, but I might of kept the island all white at the top cabinets to keep it brighter but you did a great job.

  • Merri Merri on Mar 17, 2019

    I love your kitchen! I just painted my counters black chalk paint an triple plus sealed them. Now I know what I am going to do with my cabnits. Thanks

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