A Sneak Peek – Painting the Kitchen Cabinets

I have been a busy bee, all week, working on the kitchen cabinets.  I go to work, come home and have been painting them in the evenings, since I need to wait 16 hours between coats.  I feel like the Dunkin Donuts guy – “Time to make the donuts…”  Remember him?

But, I brought up one of the doors and put a knob on it (from a cabinet in my laundry room), just to get an idea of what it’s going to look like.

I’m loving it.  I placed them in this little nook area that I painted awhile back in this dreamy Mountain Laurel (Benjamin Moore) color, which will also be carried into the kitchen.

I still have a lot of work ahead of me, but at least the cabinet doors can sit and “cure” while I tackle the cabinet frames this weekend!  It’s coming together people…

If you need me, I’ll be making the donuts…


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    Connie @ Sensible-Redesign
    November 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Keep up the good work it will all be so worth it. Can't wait to see the finished project.

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    A Vintage Vine
    November 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Oh Jenny it is beautiful! What more can I say…Have a great weekend!

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    November 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    This is going to look so nice. The cabinet door looks great!

    have a great weekend~ Lu

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    November 4, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Ooooh nice smooth finish on that door! Are you loving your sprayer? I can't wait to see the cabinets all done! (And I'm sure you are too – all that work!!!!)
    Have a great weekend, Jenny.

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    Grace @ Sense and Simplicity
    November 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Love it – your kitchen is going to look amazing.

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    modern jane
    November 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I cannot wait to see them finished! It will be worth all the hard work and the waiting:)

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    November 5, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Wow Jenny! You've got some painting skills! GREAT work!


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    November 5, 2011 at 12:50 am

    looks great!…I bought the paint and primer last week to do ours…hoping to get started this weekend…I practiced on my old bathroom vanity first…lol…Can't wait to see your kitchen when you are done….good luck…looks like you are doing a great job so far!!

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    Sarah, Three Boys
    November 6, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Oh my goodness I love that color, and the name:) Your kitchen is going to be awesome!!! I can't wait to see it!

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    Chase Conely
    November 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    The color you've chosen was beautiful. The idea of putting those doorknobs is so unique. People who step inside your kitchen will definitely appreciate the design. Congratulations!

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    November 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Hello!! I have been researching painting dark oak cabinets for about a year!! You have given me the inpiration to start this huge project!! I am going to do a trial run on my laundry room cabinets first!! I have purchased the paint sprayer and now am wondering what kind of primer and paint you are using?? Also, did you sand everything before and during this process?? Thanks so much!!

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    Mary Lynn
    February 24, 2012 at 4:36 am

    I am very interested in Shell's questions too. We just bought a house with all oak trim & cabinets. I love white, but don't know if I'm up to the challenge. My husband thinks it would look bad, but yours looks perfect! We are going to have 2 months before we have to be out of our apartment, so I want to decide soon, because this would be the perfect opportunity if I decide to go for it!

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    February 13, 2016 at 7:01 am

    The paint color you used on your kitchen cabinets is mountain laurel? I have the paint recipe you posted in another link. Is this “color” no longer available on a paint chip? Is there a color that you could compare it to like white dove white cloud or simply white from Benjamin Moore? Thanks in advance!!!

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