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!
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.
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.
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.
But just look at it… You get the idea.
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?
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.
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!