A few weeks ago, I tackled painting the lower cabinets in my kitchen!! It wasn't a difficult task, but boy was it time consuming. I learned some things along the way that may help the next DIYer tackle a similar project.
After lots of googling and researching, my questions came up unanswered. It wasn't until a trip to Lowe's and actually talking to a warm body that I finally got some answers. Good ole face to face!!!
I took home several paint testers before I landed on the chosen color: Valspar Oregon Dunes.
Fortunately, my cabinets have hidden hinges so there was absolutely no unscrewing involved! That was a huge time saver and made my task a little bit easier.
I learned that it is possible to paint over oil-based paint if you are wanting to use a latex instead. The paint guru at Lowe's let me in on a few tricks: Oil-based paint isn't your friend (smelly and hard to clean-up) and primer bridges the gap! So, I put one coat of primer on everything before I used my semi-gloss latex paint.
All in all, I gave one coat of primer and two coats of latex paint.
I waited 24 hours before adding the knobs.
In the meantime, I cleaned out my cabinets--perfect timing if you ask me!
I'm loving the new finish!
The contrast is more noticeable in person than in the photos.