Cabinet Painting Giveaway Reveal in Decorator’s White

I can’t believe that it’s been more than a month since I’ve posted.  I don’t think that’s ever happened before, and I appreciate the notes from readers checking in on me!  May was a super crazy month with the kids finishing school, one coming home from college, one graduating high school, along with all of the celebrations that entails.  Including a graduation party at our house.  Not to mention all of the kitchens and projects that I had going on at the same time.  My bad. I know better.  However, I do have some great things to show you as a result of this lull, and the first one I’m excited to share is the Cabinet Painting Giveaway Kitchen!  I finished it last week, and it is spectacular, if I do say so myself.  Let’s check out the full reveal of these cabinets that were transformed in 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 have been on their “to do” list as well.  Luckily, their kitchen layout is a good one, and the cabinets weren’t original to the house, and were perfect candidates for painting.  I love that they go all the way to the ceiling too.

Cabinet Painting Decorators White

Before - Cabinet Painting

Cabinet Painting Before

Cabinet Painting Before Photos

I ended up spraying 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.  

I’m actually considering doing more spraying on site after doing this job.  While the prep is tedious, I’m thinking that in some ways the time evens out over the course of the project in time saved with painting.  But I also spend more money on supplies as a result.  It just depends.  Some kitchens lend themselves to spraying more than others.

Cabinets Prepped for Spraying Onsite

The Product

As for the product I used – Milesi Waterborne 2k – it’s a game changer.  I am always looking to learn and improve my skillset in this niche, and have been reading 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 was 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 was not 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 can kind of get the idea.

Decorators White Kitchen Cabinets


You can see that the homeowners 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 backsplash was previously painted by the homeowners (which they are eventually going to replace), and the counters will eventually be replaced 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 the Decorator’s White paint color for their cabinets was chosen with future updates in mind.

Decorator's White Cabinets Painted in Milesi

Decorator's White Cabinets - Milesi 2k

Decorator's White Cabinets

Decorator's White Cabinets - Sherwin Williams Color

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

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  • Reply
    Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    June 10, 2019 at 9:50 am

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

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      June 10, 2019 at 5:22 pm

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    June 10, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Love it Jen! Amazing!!!

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    June 10, 2019 at 10:54 pm

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

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    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
      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!!

  • Reply
    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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      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!

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    John Moore
    July 15, 2019 at 9:17 am

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

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