Updating metal kitchen cabinets

I sort of forgot about it in the midst of my current decorating marathon. In my quest to lighten and brighten the room – it is now white.

I put the first coat of white paint on the table base in the beginning of the summer, thinking the second would go on right after and I would be finished.

If you're new to my blog, let me give you some background info on my kitchen.

When we moved into our house three short years ago the kitchen needed some work.

This is my story of how I transformed my kitchen just by using paint.

It was outdated when we moved in, and I had zero dollars to renovate it.

Off-the-shelf cabinets and inexpensive tile also helped cut costs.

Free up cabinet space, and create a clever spot for collectibles, with above-window shelving.

Well, it is the end of the summer and I am happy to report that I just put the final coat of paint on the table. I normally would have used spray paint for this, but the weather was so damp and humid the week I started painting it, I decided to paint it inside so the AC would help the paint dry properly.

When we first moved in, the cabinets were already painted white, but it was a ugly white, so I repainted the exterior cabinets my preferred shade of pretty white. Painting the insides of the cabinets made such a huge difference, and the chalkboard doors really made it so unique. After that, I left the kitchen alone for nearly a year, knowing that I would eventually have to come back to it.

After that was done, I had to do something about the insides of the cabinets. The first thing I decided to tackle this year was my little look through bar area. The homeowners before us did a great job with arranging the tile, but the colors weren't my cup of tea.

Of course there are more ways than one to get a project done successfully.

The key to getting a very smooth brush-on paint finish on metal surfaces that are thin and rounded is to use a high quality small paint brush., with long flexible bristles.

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