Mar
21

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Today I’m going to show you how I painted my kitchen cabinets white during my kitchen makeover. It doesn’t cost a lot of money and makes a HUGE difference! I LOVE how they turned out!

 

 

 

 

Here is a good before shot! :D 

So happy our kitchen is FINALLY done! YAY!! We knew moving into our house that we were going to get a nice tax refund, so we decided to put some in savings, and some into our house. The kitchen is where a lot of it went, and I can’t think of a better place I’d want it to go! :) It’s pretty much complete, and the only thing that is missing is a light to hang over my sink. I just can’t find one I like. It is so nice to have my house back to normal, and we are really enjoying our new kitchen. These pic’s aren’t the greatest.. but one day I’ll have a nice camera. :)
Wahoo our kitchen makeover is finally finished! In this post I am going to show you how to paint kitchen cabinets white.
So first things first…we took off the cabinet doors, and then emptied all of our cabinets and put everything in our room. Yikes…that was a big fat mess!

 

 

So I can’t say I did it all with out my hubby. My husband did all the dirty work such a sanding, drilling, and putting up the molding, etc. But I can say I did 100% of the painting! :)

 

So after my husband sanded the cupboards I vacuumed all the dust off, and then wiped them down with an all-purpose spray.

Here is Carson being a great helper! ;) Most the day he spent playing with our neighbors, so that was really nice!! Big thank you to Brit!

 

I think this was my least favorite part…

 

We put thumb tacks on the backs of the cupboards, so we could flip sides and paint A LOT faster. This way they rested on the thumbtacks instead of the ground. It actually worked out pretty well.

 

First coat of primer. I used kilz 2. I highly suggest buying a spray painter instead of using a brush. It’s about 50 bucks, and it looks a whole lot better! This is the one we got, and it worked great.

 

My husband ripping off the old molding…while I’m outside painting. :)

 

First coat done!

 

Sanded all the boards… then cleaned them of course.

 

We made plenty of trips to Home Depot and Lowes… Good thing they are both 1/2 mile from our house. We had our 10% move-in coupon as well, which made it even better!

 

I think this was the toughest part. My husband and I have never done a project this big, and really don’t know that much about remodeling. However we thought, “How hard can it be?” Cut the molding…then glue. Well on a straight angle that might be the case but not when you have a 63 degree angle. It may have been a little easier if we had more then just a plain miter box…but we didn’t so we made it work. Luckily my husband is smart at math and we have a nice neighbor that helped and who has done crown molding, so it actually turned out good!

 

First coat of paint in kitchen…with the brush. Bad mistake. Ever wonder how to paint white kitchen cabinets? Read on…

 

First things first- get a paint sprayer!! It made my life a whole lot easier! Especially since I did 4 coats of paint total….yes they were pretty thin coats! haha. BTW in between in each coat of paint I lightly sanded (300 grit) each layer and then wiped it all down again. It better last now! haha.

 

So after we saw the results with the spray painter, we realized we needed to tape everything up and spray the kitchen down. Who knew taping took SOOOOO long. It really did. But I am so glad we did, because the spray paint looks sooo much cleaner and professional.

 

All the molding and bead board is up!

 

I really love the bead board! It makes such a difference! Especially for only 40 bucks!

 

 

So here she is all done and WHITE! She’s just missing something…

 

 

Oh yes the hardware! I love the black hardware!

 

AND…the black granite. We actually ended up spending ALOT less on our kitchen then we thought and decided to go for it. We found a really cheap guy on craiglist, that I was a little nervous about, but I’m sooo happy with the way it looks. They did a really good job!! It pays to get a lot of differnent bids.

 

I also loooove the under mount sink. It’s so nice to just wipe things straight into the sink. You can find great deals on sinks and hardware on ebay FYI.

 

 

Here is my hot hubby playing Mr. Plumber. He thinks he can figure everything out on his own…and he usually can. I’m glad I have a handy husband, even if that means getting a few broken things, while he’s figuring it out. ;)

 

 

Cooking in my new kitchen!

 

Here’s a close up on the trim. This was the 63 degree angle I was talking about. :)

Here’s a close up on the bead board and trim.
Bead board and baseboard added around the island.
So after 4 long days she is beautiful! I can’t say I’d want to do it again, but it is definitely SOOOO worth it!
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UPDATED INFO

*edited to add* I had a few questions so I’ll add them onto this post for future reference.

-I used this wagner paint sprayerI also did have to thin my paint. Follow the directions and do the paint test. Also in b/w each coat clean out with water and clean with thumbtack or needle so it doesn’t glob. Also in between each coat I put a new sheet of plastic down to keep my cabinets dust and paint free.
- Paint breakdown 1 gallon of paint-$20 , primer- $8
- bead board and molding- around $100
- hardware- $40(found on ebay)
- paint sprayer $55
- caulking glue $15
total cost to paint, add molding and hardware= around $250 ….NOT bad!!
-I used a ultra pure white latex paint… buy the PREMIUM brand. I like when it has the paint and primer in one. 
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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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174 Responses to “How to paint kitchen cabinets white”

  1. Emily {Frilly Details}

    I am SO impressed with your new kitchen! Wow!! You guys should be very proud. I absolutely love the white cabinets with the black granite counters. Great job :)

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  2. Autumn Fauver

    amazing. my kitchen looks like something straight out of the seventys maybe I will paint my cabinets? :) love the white and black so pretty!

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  3. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

    Oh my, that looks like so, so much work! But congratulations to you, all that work paid off big time! Your kitchen is now so, so gorgeous!! You must be so thrilled! I love the push pin tip!

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  4. sewingseeds4U

    What a beautiful tranformation. The white cabinets with the pop of black is striking. Beautiful job.

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  5. Kaysi

    Wow wow wow, I love it! The white makes it look so much better and so more modern! Well done!

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  6. Mary

    I found you from "Between Naps on the Porch" You and your husband have done a wonderful job with your kitchen. I love the detail of the bead board, trim work and black pulls, very nice! The counter top is lovely too! Personally, I love the view of your kitchen with nothing above the cabinets! It brings my eye back down to the crisp cabinets!

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  7. Becky K.

    You did a huge transformation in just four days.
    Love it!!!!

    Congratulations to both of you.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

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  8. Staci K.

    You did a great job!! I'm still trying to work up the nerve to do this to my kitchen cabinets – when I see these transformations I just want to go for it!

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  9. Lisa

    Your new kitchen looks FABULOUS!! I'm doing the same thing… I know how much work it is. You did a terrific job!

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  10. Rosie@Journey to Charm

    I've painted furniture, so I know how really hard you and your hubby worked. That's amazing. Its a beautiful job. You kitchen is just stunning. And the cabinets all look brand new.

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  11. Aprons Gone Wild

    Absolutely top notch job. I love having a handy hubby, too. You two make a great team.
    Joanne

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  12. The Persimmon Perch

    Looks beautiful. I love white cabinets! We did the same thing when we moved into our house. Brightens up the whole place. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  13. Kristi

    What a really great re-do! Thanks for sharing it. What was your flooring choice?

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  14. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    They turned out wonderful! I'll bet the sprayer sped that up to 4 days ~ seems like something worth getting for this type of project!

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  15. Sam & Amber Daley

    My goodness that looks amazing!!! And the granite is awesome :] I'm glad you found such a great deal!!

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  16. kim

    Very nice job on the kitchen. It is very rewarding to do the work yourself. My hubby is super handy, too. Thank goodness since he hates to hire anyone to do anything.

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  17. Dawn

    What a great job. It' so nice you could do it your selves. I love those white on white polka dot curtains!

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  18. Mandi @ Finding Home

    Girl, you just put in my dream kitchen. I have such a love affair with white kitchens and black granite countertops. You guys did a phenominal job! I bet it feels so good to cook there now.

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  19. Thrifty Chic

    Your kitchen is almost IDENTICAL to ours! Same exact set up almost. We repainted our cabinets white as well! Too funny!

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  20. Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures

    Just beautiful. I like the black hardware and the beadboard.

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  21. Lee Laurie

    What a beautiful kitchen! Y'all did a wonderful job. I love the under mounted sink too and the black countertops. It is all so beautiful.

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  22. Magic Brush

    Wonderful job! I love that you were brave enough to go for this! So many people (clients) are afraid to let me paint their cabinets! Can I ask what brand of sprayer you bought? I am purchasing one this week!

    Stop by my painting blog and say hey sometime!

    jennifer

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  23. 32˙North

    What a difference some coats of paint make! All that hard work made for a wonderful transformation!

    Amanda

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  24. Atticmag

    Incredible. Can't even imagine taking on a job like that. You guys rock. And the black hardware is just perfect.
    Jane T.

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  25. thesavedquarter

    Looks fantastic! I love how bright it looks now.

    Did you do semi gloss paint? How is it holding up to finger prints so far? That would be my big concern!

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  26. New Every Morning

    Wow, wow, wow!!! It looks amazing! We have white cabinets with black countertops and we LOVE it!
    I'm so impressed with all of your hard work. Way to go!

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  27. Astrid

    Absolutely STUNNING makeover!

    I've been wondering whether or not I could use the paint sprayer on my cab frames. Did you paint the drawers or only the fronts? It looks like you painted the insides of all the cabs… I can only imagine how many hours were spent painting but it looks FABULOUS!!!!

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  28. Sarah @ Hennessey House

    wwwoooooooooooowwww. it looks SO much better! and i really want one of those spray paint gun things :)

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  29. Ally

    Hmmm..I'm painting my kitchen cabinets next week and now you've got me thinking about this paint sprayer thing…

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  30. Marla at Always Nesting

    You did an amazing job on those cabinets!! Your kitchen is stunning. I'm so impressed.

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  31. Missy in Texas

    Wow… what a great job. I having been wanting to do my kitchen too. It is just SOOOOO much work. One of these days…

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  32. Linda

    Your kitchen makeover is sooooo PRETTY…great job! Hope you have a FUN day:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  33. Em and Lib

    Came over from WFMW…Totally AMAZING! as a DIY-er-wanna be – this makes me a bit green! Hope you enjoy walking in there every day!

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  34. Kelley

    OMG~ that is awesome. I am so jealous that you did it yourself and it looks amazing. As soon as I figure out taxes, my kitchen is on the list; but I dont think I could do it myself.

    Great job!

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  35. DANIELLE

    This looks amazing and I am SUPER envious of your sink!!! We are looking at sinks to put in our new house. Did you get yours on e-bay then??

    (Came from Show&Tell Wed. on Blue Cricket)

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  36. Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something

    What a HUGE project to take on1 …but the finished kitchen is slap-yo-mama beautiful! …job very well done!

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  37. Victoria

    Wow, your kitchen looks wonderful!!! I am in awe that you did it all in 4 days.

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  38. Sherri @ Design2Shine

    Wow! I love it. The black and white are AMAZING! I soooooooo want to paint my ugly cabinets. And so dread all the work involved. That spray painter sounds like a dream though.

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  39. Tam @ Sew Dang Cute

    Just found your blog from Every Crafty Endeavor and love it! Of course I signed up as a follower!! This kitchen is INCREDIBLE!!! I can't believe you did it in 4 DAYS!!! That is insane! Funny…I have a little guy who is almost one and his name is Carson. I would love it if you came and checked out my blog (www.sewdangcute.blogspot.com). I have a weekly link party and would LOVE it if you would post some of your awesome projects. You ROCK!!!

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  40. Tristen@blissfulchaos

    Beautiful job! Love the beadboard and the undermount sink. I'm your newest follower. Hope you can stop by Blissful Chaos!

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  41. Natasha

    It is stunning! Well done to both of you and happy cooking!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  42. Cindy

    Really love it! I am in the process of painting my kitchen cabinets white and , also, adding beadboard. I may do black handles, now instead of silver!

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  43. Tammy

    Love the added red in the kitchen! I am sure you are really enjoying it! Job well done! !

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  44. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking

    Stunning!! Beadboard and creamy white paint make me giddy!

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  45. Lafe's Hidden Treasures

    You are so brave! Your kitchen looks awesome! Love it all! Thanks for sharing and the tip about ebay! Happy Friday Follow!

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  46. TidyMom

    oh it's GORGEOUS!! and I bet you love it even more since you guys did all the work!! I LOVE all the details!!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a Fantastic Weekend!

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  47. KarenHarveyCox

    Your post really shows off how much work was involved in this makeover. Your attention to every detail made this kitchen look amazing. I bet you are so pleased with how it looks. Beautiful kitchen, now what's cooking?

    Karen

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  48. A Mom After God's Own Heart

    Looks amazing!!!! I am a new follower from Friday Follow!!!

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  49. Stacey @ Fun to Craft

    WOW! This looks amazing! I am SO impressed!! Stopping by from Friday Follow. Cute blog. Looking forward to seeing more fun stuff ;) Oh, and now I am a follower too!

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  50. Shannon @ Posh Pieces

    I am so jealous! I love it. The counter-tops really make it pop too. We have planned on painting our cabinets, but we are still yet to do it.

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  51. Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com

    Beautiful kitchen!
    HAPPY FF!!
    I am now following!
    Love to have you stop by!
    Have a great weekend!

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  52. Chanin

    So gorgeous!! I have been wanting to redo our kitchen for so long and hope to do it this summer! Thanks for the great tip about the sprayer, that is good to know! Did you also put the beadboard on the end of the cabinets?? Ours on the end are like that cheap fake wood stuff, that would be a great solution!!

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  53. Letherton

    cute Kitchen

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  54. Laura

    You now have my dream kitchen! I want to do exactly what you did, and we're gonna, as soon as we can work ourselves up to starting all that work! I was so happy to read that you didn't spend much money. Yay! My (our) plan is affordable!

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  55. Jami Balmet

    Hey! I'm new from Friday Follow and I'm your newest follower! I can't wait to start reading your posts and getting to know you more!!

    I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!

    Wow! Your place looks sooooo great after all that work!!!

    Jami @Intentionally Living…
    jamibalmet.blogspot.com

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  56. Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage

    Wow! love your kitchen! We're going to be doing ours over too down the road and now I'm getting really anxious to get at it, although I know it's going to be a LOT of work. Love the black hardware and granite tops too. Have a great weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  57. Ruth H.

    Wow! Aren't those OAK cabinets you painted? My husband won't let me paint ours, because he's convinced the oak grain will still show (texture, not color). But yours look pretty smooth! Please, please let me know if they really are smooth, so I can inform my husband. Thanks!

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  58. House and Garden Boutique

    Your kitchen looks fantastic…..thanks for sharing your photos. We remodeled our kitchen 2 years ago and went with the black countertops too. We already had the white cabinets, so that worked well for us. You are gonna love it…….I love my kitchen so much. It inspires me to cook more!

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  59. Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas

    Hi… I'm Barb from Follow Me Fridays. I am now a follower & I hope you will come to my blog & do the same.
    It's @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    where I just reupholstered 4 Kitchen Chairs for $1.25 ea. with black & white polka dot fabric. Black & White…where did I just see that..oh! at your place! Ha! I'm thinking of painting the cupboards black since we can't afford the goreous black countertop you guys have. Your kitchen is inspiring..,great job!!
    Have a great day! Barb

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  60. Krissy

    I could NOT be more jealous of your kitchen.

    Following from Friday Follow! Hope you'll come visit us as well and follow! We have a friday follow giveaway going on too until Sunday morning. :)

    theartsymom.tk

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  61. Tammy

    Your kitchen looks awesome! I love the black counter tops and the cabinets look perfect!

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  62. Laura

    What a difference. It looks great!

    I am featuring a necklace tutorial and giveaway. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog!

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  63. Anonymous

    Your kitchen looks wonderful! Have you thought of putting hardware on the two "drawers" in front of the sink? My favorite color combo is black and white ~ love how you did this. Ellie

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  64. Funky Junk Interiors

    That was one of the best tutorials I've ever come across yet! Loved the pin suggestion for the back of your cabs. Genius! I have one of those paint sprayers too still in the box. Ya think I should actually give it a whirl??? :)

    Awesome beautiful kitchen!

    Thanks for linking it up to SNS
    FJ Donna

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  65. jennifer

    I stinkin' love your kitchen! My kitchen is my summer project and I am going to study your pictures until then! Thank you so much for this post! I'm telling you, it looks a-ma-zing!

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  66. Barbara Jean

    OK girl.
    what kind of paint sprayer is that? Is it a pain to clean up??
    Think I might need one of those.

    Thanks for letting me know.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  67. Joy Beadworks

    What an amazing transformation! You did a great job! Increased the value of your house WAY more than you spent on paint and hardware!

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  68. Kacey

    Such a transformation! They look amazing! The spray gun really makes things easier, doesn't it?

    :-) Kacey

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  69. Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting all the details and how-to's, etc. You made up a wonderful tutorial, which will save everyone a lot of worry and wondering if we're doing it right. It really looks beautiful and you should be so proud of yourself!

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  70. The Bungalow Apron

    Beautiful job! I'm getting ready to paint my cabinets, and I'd like to know if you needed to thin the paint when you used the sprayer? Thanks for the great thumbtack tip!

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  71. Cindy ~ My Romantic Home

    Wow, it looks great! I'm sure it was a lot of work but you will get so much enjoyment from it! Cooking is a lot more fun in a nice kitchen!!!

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  72. Jodi

    Amazing! I'm so glad I found this! I'm redoing mine in a month or so. You make it look easy!

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  73. Missy Luukkonen

    This is also going to be my next project! I love how it turned out!!! Great job!

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  74. Twigs @ Twiggles and Trunks

    AWESOME JOB!!! we'll be doing black silestone, i love it next to white/off white cabinetry.

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  75. Andy Porter

    I'm officially tipping my hat to you. That is such a HUGE project! We painted all the cabinets in our last house and it was EXHAUSTING! It looks so amazing with the white and the beadboard!! WELL DONE!!

    Thanks for linking!

    Andy
    Poppies at Play

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  76. Sarah

    Oh my, your kitchen is AMAZING! I LOVE all the small thrifty changes and the BIG impact they made. One word, FAB-U-LOUS!!!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  77. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    Fantastic! I'm a sucker for the white with the black counters!

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  78. Paula Grace Designs

    Wow, now that is what I call a make over. You did a fantastic job on the kitchen and the post. Very helpful information. Great job! Thanks for joining Timeless Tuesday!!
    Paula Grace ~

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  79. Judy

    Thanks for an inspiring before & after.. love your kitchen. I recently made a decision to do my kitchen cabinets in white, and then my daughter sent me your blog link!! A couple of questions that I hope you will answer. Did you use a latex or oil based primer/paint? If oil, how did you find the sprayer cleanup? Also, what paint colour and brand did you use? Is it pure white or a soft off-white. I'm hoping for a charcoal granite when its all said and done too! Thanks for posting..

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  80. One 2 Try

    Looks awesome. You should send it into Better Homes and garden. Thanks for participating in Friday Follow. I am catching up to the links. Rita @ One 2 Try.

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  81. Low Tide High Style

    Wow, what a great transformation! We re-did our kitchen so I can totally relate to the clutter, dust, and mess! But like you I love the end result! I'm sure you walk in there every day and think to yourself "is this beautiful kitchen really mine?!" Great job, enjoy!

    Kat :)

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  82. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

    Your kitchen looks just gorgeous. You did a fantastic job. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  83. Peggy

    Please please PLEASE come and do my cabinets! :)
    Really gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  84. Alyssa

    Wonderful job – love all the photos of the process. We are really toying with painting our cabinets, glad to have more inspiration for it!

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  85. Kristen Duke Photography

    This was very thorough and a great read….I've been looking at the pain sprayer and unsure if I want to buy it.

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  86. Elisa

    Looks GREAT!! We're getting ready to move into our first home and will be doing the same thing to our kitchen; bead board, molding, counter-tops. Fortunately my cabinets are already white. ;-) Love the track lighting too, my other addition! LOVE IT!!

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  87. Becca

    Wow! What a beautiful transformation !! You guys worked your tails off … well worth it. I love your countertops and your white cabinets look so pretty !! A totally new space that I'm sure you're enjoying !! Thanks for sharing, Becca

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  88. Brian and Kyndall

    Hi Jamielyn. I am not sure if you would even remember me but you were friends with my younger sister Alisha Dana. Anyway, I am planning to re-do my cabinet on Saturday and luckily I cam across your blog. I have a few questions for you if you don't mind….

    1. I am assuming that the paint you used was pure white? I am debating between white and creme but if i do creme i would have to paint the molding to match.

    2. What kind of primer did you use? I have heard that if you use Kiltz (SP?) you dont have to sand at all but your cabinets look great and you sanded. Just trying to decide if sanding is worth all the extra work!

    Thanks Jaimelyn. I hope that things are going well for you.

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  89. Christy

    I'm your newest follower from FF, and…uhhh…wow. I don't know if I'm impressed, or sad because I don't think I could ever do that ;o)….I guess I'll just go with 'inpired.' I'm looking forward to following along!

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  90. Mrs. Denga

    This is fabulous! I love the red, black, and white. I have the same color scheme in my home.

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  91. Stacey @ Fun to Craft

    Wow. I love all of that. Your kitchen looks fab. I want one just like it!! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

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  92. Karrie :)

    OMG!!!! I am so happy to have found your blog!! We already have the black granite counter tops, but with light oak cabinets and dark pulls!! It looks nice but it is on the north side of our home so is a bit dark. In a previous home I had white cupboards and loved them!! I have been pestering my hubby for just what you did—right down to the beadboard!!! You kitchen looks just like my vision–it looks–SUPER!!!! Hopefully these pics will help convince my hubby!!! :)

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  93. Miles

    Your kitchen looks awesome. We are about to paint our OLD oak cabinets black and put in granite. I have a question about the bead board on the cabinets (like on the upper cabinet sides). Did you just nail it to the old facing? Did you cut to fit? Did you do anything on the bottom edge or is it just flat from where you cut it?

    It looks lovely. Great job!

    Nicole

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  94. Janice

    Love it. Where did you get your curtains for the kitchen. I already have a very similar kitchen but have no window treatments because I haven't found one I like UNTIL I spotted yours.

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  95. Kim

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL job! I painted our kitchen cupboards white many years ago and if I ever do it again, I'll definitely follow your advice and buy a sprayer!

    Had to LOL about how long taping takes. Yep, but definitely worth the time. I always spent more time getting ready to paint than actually painting :-)

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  97. SMMART ideas

    I painted my cabinets white too, but just delaying the granite counters. Please e-mail me to tell me who you went through to get them. Love your kitchen. Very cute! Also, just wondering why you went with granite instead of quartz. I'm leaning toward granite too-love the look.
    [email protected]

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  98. Tony Beebe

    For months, my wife and I were saving for our kitchen renovation and now our dream is coming to life. Redoing our kitchen is an exciting time for our family. For the kitchen flooring, we went to our local store that specializes with any types of flooring (Sarasota). Our 17 year old daughter is the one who chose the tile (Sarasota) pieces for our kitchen. Thankfully, she has a good eye for interior design. We are currently working on our kitchen cabinets; my wife is helping me paint them red.

    By the way, I think that your new kitchen looks incredible! It’s always nice to have the family help you with renovation projects- it makes the work fun and the loads lighter. Great teamwork guys!

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  99. Domestic Bliss(ters)

    Awesome, I love love love. We just bought a house too, and I've tried to convince my hubby a million times to let me do white cupboards, but he hates white. (Yeah, we're exact opposites, I LOVE white, white everything, haha). Anyway, are you guys in AZ? We're dying for new countertops and I'd love to know who you used if you're in AZ (I saw that's where you're from in your about me section, but didn't see if you're still there). Anyway, good job! I want to do the molding around ours now.

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  100. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya

    this is absolutely beautiful…I swear I'm cursed with awful oak cabinets in every house we move into and it's always my "sacrifice" for the rest of the house being great….I really hope to do this one day and will definitely follow your tips. Your kitchen is STUNNING!! you should be soooo proud. Plus, you always enjoy things more when the blood, sweat & tears that went into it were your own :)

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  101. Stacey

    absolutely LOVE how it turned out! Amazing what a little paint and some hardwork will do… it looks great!

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  102. Suzy @ Joy Is At Home

    I love this! I cannot believe the difference it made! And the COST! I won't even tell you how much extra I had to pay the builders for my white cabinets when we built our house. Seriously such a great job! I also have a bar like yours and think that the beadboard makes a huge difference. I think that might be on my winter project list! Great job!!!

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  103. gail myrepurposedlife.net

    four days! ??? I'm going on two or three weeks (I've lost count)
    Your kitchen looks fabulous. So glad you got to update the counter top. (I won't be so lucky)
    Thanks for all the tips. I have NOT started painting the front facings yet, but I don't see myself spraying them. We'll see how it goes.
    great job!
    gail

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  104. Toni

    Wow, this is very similar to what we did this past summer. We also used beadboard. Great job!

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  105. Barb

    Beautiful!! You & your hot, handy, plumber hubby did an awesome job…totally inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  106. Michelle

    Do you remember who did your countertops? we’re in AZ and were going to be re-doing our kitchen in the next few weeks!

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    • Jamielyn

      eek.. I think the owners name was Barry. I can’t remember exactly. Sorry, I should have saved his info. I’d do a search on craigslist and have a couple guys give you quotes.

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  107. Laura

    I love what you did! We’re getting new cabinets and this post makes me think that we can do our own trim and save lots of bucks! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  108. Tiffany Watson

    I love this! It’s pretty much exactly what I would love in a kitchen!! I was looking over that paint sprayer you suggested and it says in the specs. that you shouldn’t use latex paint that hasn’t been thinned. Did you thin yours and if so, does it give you instructions on how to do that?

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  109. Jacey

    Jaimelyn,

    Just curious – what part of AZ do you live in? We live in AZ as well and as I was looking through your kitchen pics I realized that it looks like you have the EXACT same kitchen as I do!! I mean, seriously it looks exactly the same! :) ANYWHO, I love your blog and your kitchen looks great!!

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  110. cabinet screws

    This is a brilliant restoration. Well done! It looks like you had a full team effort to accomplish your project. I enjoyed the photos of your friends and family helping out. Keep up the great work!

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  111. Jenn

    I am in the middle of my own kitchen project and was googling white kitchens. I found yours and LOVE the idea for the bead board. I will be using that myself as a result of your beautiful job. Thanks for posting!

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  112. Jamie

    Hi- your countertop looks identical in size to mine. Would you be open to sharing the total cost in labor/slab of granite/installation for the granite countertops?

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  113. Jana

    Is that just a normal vacuum with an attachment you used to get the dust off the cabinets? What attachment did you use?

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  114. brooke

    Thanks for the response on the chalk paint. I was thinking of using chalk paint on kitchen cabinets. They are very poorly painted right now. How do you think the chalk paint would work for cabinets? After seeing this post on your kitchen I am having second thoughts!

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