I just finished painting our bathroom cabinets under the sink. If you’ve never tried it before, painting your cabinetry is a really affordable option for updating your bathroom or kitchen. And although it may sound like one of those cheap fixes that looks cheap too, it’s not. Painting cabinetry can look really good if you do it the right way.
When we decided to redo our bathroom, Hubs was all for painting the walls. But when I told him that I wanted to paint the cabinets below the sink, let’s just say he was skeptical. The walls are now a pale Tiffany blue with white trim and white-ish gray floors. The room needed something to anchor it so it didn’t look so up in the clouds.
Hubs never said that he didn’t want me to do it. He’s being amazingly cool with whatever I want to do in the room. So when he came home and I told him that I painted the cabinets purple…….but they look brown………but they’re purple, I think he kind-a freaked out a little. He didn’t say anything, but just got up and walked upstairs. Good thing it looks brown.
When you open the can and start painting, the paint is purple, but when it dries, it’s so dark that it’s brown. I know that sounds weird, but that’s what it is.
** UPDATE: For some reason I did not have the paint color written down when I posted, but I have gone back and searched for it since so many people have asked. The color is Country Covered Bridge from Glidden. **
So anyway, I mentioned that you needed to paint the right way for your painted cabinets to look good. Here it is:
- Lightly sand the cabinets (*I didn’t but it would be better if you did.)
- Use semi-gloss paint
- Either prime first or get a primer and paint in one paint
- Take off all hardware and hinges first
- Seal afterward to prevent scratching the paint off
In the end, Hubs says “It looks better than I thought it would. It looks like it came that way.” Whoop whoop!! Now that’s a compliment!
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