Well, this has taken a while.
The cabinets have been sitting in my first floor bedroom for about a month and a half now. Whoops! Although we probably could have done this a little faster, I'm glad we have taken our time to do this right.
We started by sanding the base cabinets really well. I think we may have over-sanded, however better safe than sorry. We basically took the finish off and went down to the natural wood. Almost.
After sanding, I vacuumed the cabinets really well and then ran a tac cloth over them. This just ensures that all of the little dust particles that can ruin your project are picked up and out of the way!
Next, I primed the cabinets twice with Zinsser Oil Primer. Oil primer is a must when painting cabinets! DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! We weren't particularly careful with the sides of the cabinets, as each of these will not show.
Again, I sanded and ran a tack cloth over all of the bases before applying Benjamin Moore's Advance in Chantilly Lace. I choose this particular type of paint after doing tons of research online. The paint is latex, but acts like an oil, giving it self-leveling properties that help eliminate brush strokes and roller marks. The bright white color and beautiful! I can't wait to see them up!
We recently did a dry fit of the cabinets in the kitchen. Here's a sneak peak (including what the cabinets look like primed vs. with the final coat on them. EEK!
Hi! I'm Lauren! I'm a twenty-something teacher and homeowner in North Carolina. I love math, decorating, and getting down and dirty learning new things about home renovation and repair.