Painted Cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White

I’m so excited to share the Cabinet Painting Giveaway Kitchen!  I finished it last week, and it is spectacular, if I do say so myself.  This project was a lot of fun and I’m really hoping that I can do another giveaway next year.  The cabinets in this kitchen were just a step in the overall vision the homeowners have for this kitchen.  Let’s check out the full reveal of these painted cabinets transformed in Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White!

Before

The homeowners are an absolutely adorable young family, and avid DIY’ers, working on their “vintage” home to make it their own.  They’ve done some awesome projects, which I shared here, and their kitchen cabinets were on their “to do” list as well.  Luckily, their kitchen layout is a good one, and the cabinets aren’t original to the house, and are perfect candidates for painting.  I love that they go all the way to the ceiling too.

Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White Cabinets

Before - Cabinet Painting

Cabinet Painting Before

Benjamin Moore Decorator's White Before and After

I sprayed this kitchen, both frames and doors for a couple of reasons.  1) I’m using a new product that requires a catalyst to be added to the paint product, and does best with spraying (more on that later).  2) There are some detailed panels on the end cabinets, and one in a more random spot (to the right of the open shelving in the photo above), and in the interest of uniformity I didn’t want to brush and roll those and then have the doors next to them sprayed.  

Spraying Cabinets in Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White

The Product – Milesi 2k in Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White

As for the product – Milesi Waterborne 2k – it’s a game changer.  I enjoy reading and learning about new products to improve my skillset in this niche.  I read a lot about this product and the durability and finish that it provides.  It’s not something you’ll find in your local paint store, and it is a little intimidating to me since like I said, it requires measuring, mixing and catalyzing.  No one told me there would be math and chemistry involved in cabinet painting when I started doing this…  But really, once I got over my fear, it wasn’t a big deal.  It sprays beautifully, and the finish is like butter.  I mean buttah.  Trust me when I say I just wanted to rub my face on it, it felt so velvety smooth.  I can’t even explain it.  You have to feel it to believe it.

Milesi Waterborne 2k

But just look at it…  You get the idea.

Decorators White Kitchen Cabinets

After

The homeowners also swapped out the hardware, and that alone looks super sophisticated.  It’s a beautiful brushed brass finish, and really speaks to their taste and style.  Let’s take a look at the full reveal, shall we?

Decorators White Kitchen Cabinets Painted

And yes, the homeowners painted the backsplash (which they are eventually going to replace), and they plan to replace the with quartz.  But, people work on a budget, and this is real-life.  Everything doesn’t happen at once.  But I think the cabinets are definitely a good start to taking this kitchen to the next level.  And they chose Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White paint color for their cabinets with future updates in mind.  

Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White Cabinets Painted in Milesi

Benjamin Moore Decorator's White Painted Cabinets - Before and After

Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White Cabinets

Benjamin Moore Decorator's White Cabinets - Before and After

I’m so glad that I decided to do a giveaway kitchen, and I’d like to do it again next year.  So stay tuned for another opportunity!  Upon finishing this project, I received the sweetest thank you note, and a gorgeous house plant that’s perfect for my design taste.  I love helping out homeowner in the same way that you all have helped me to pursue blogging and this small business of mine. 🙂 

I know a lot of people are tired of white cabinets, so to see some popular gray paint colors, check out this post.  For non-white paint colors (which are some of my favorites), check out this post.  If you’re interested in how these transformations are done, check out this post here.  If you’d like to check out my favorite tools and products, you can find them here.  Are you in the Dayton/Cincinnati area and need a quote?  Contact me!

JennyCabinet Giveaway Reveal

 

12 Comments

  • Reply
    [email protected] Stroll Thru Life
    June 10, 2019 at 9:50 am

    What a lucky winner and her kitchen looks GORGEOUS. You do an amazing job.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      June 10, 2019 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you so much Marty. It was such a fun project to do!

  • Reply
    Brenda Mayes
    June 10, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    OMG those cabinets are gorgeous!!!!! Can you come paint mine 🙋🏾‍♀️ I love real life reveals because you are right people work with a budget. This gives me Inspiration. Thanks

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    Dot Ziegler
    June 10, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    It looks amazing as always.

  • Reply
    Mary Burrows
    June 10, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I love the beautiful kitchen! You always do a great job with your painting ideas and blogging. I enjoy reading your blogs.

  • Reply
    Kristin
    June 10, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Love it Jen! Amazing!!!

  • Reply
    Janelle
    June 10, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    It’s gorgeous My favorite kitchen makeover of yours. Love it!!

  • Reply
    TERESA H
    June 10, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    I was actually worried about you since you had not posted in such a long time!!! You were missed!!! Is it getting close to Home-arama time??

    • Reply
      Jenny
      June 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm

      It is Homearama time! I’m trying to figure out when I can get down there to take it all in!!

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    John
    July 7, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Hi, Jenny, the cabinets look great. Given that this might be your first use of this product, did you consider the toxicity of the Milesi waterborne polyurethane, especially inhalation and skin exposure, relative to waterborne alkyd or other finishes? I have not yet been able to find an SDS for the product on line so I am having difficulty assessing its relative toxicity, especially for my do-it-yourself use. Thanks!

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      Jenny
      July 11, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      I have been researching the differences between the 2k products and the more traditional paint products. I have started wearing a spray suit and a full face respirator for using these products, and it’s definitely something that goes beyond your usual paint products. Milesi offers a 1k version of their product that while not quite as durable as the 2k, is still a step up from more mainstream products out there, but without the toxicity worries. Great question!

  • Reply
    John Moore
    July 15, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Thanks for the intel on the 1k, Jenny, I’ll investigate.

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