May 6, 2011
Painted My Kitchen Cabinets Black
Well I finally finished a project I have been putting off for over a year. I knew I would love them, I just didn't know which color to pick. As you can see I picked black. I wanted to put burgundy over the black and distress them so the black showed through but I really like them the way they are. Maybe when I get tired of them I will add the burgundy then. I started out with buying the new paint from Menard's that has the primmer already in it called Grand Distinction. It cost a little more but by the time you buy the primmer and then buy the paint it comes out almost the same. It saves time and I like that. So I lightly sanded the cabinets. Just scratched around on them, then dust them off with a damp cloth. Then I painted with just a cheap brush. I throw my brushes away when I am done. I guess I am just lazy when it comes to cleaning them. I can't clean them in the sink inside because I have a septic system. If you have a septic system also, do not clean any kind of paint or paint brushes in your sink. It destroys the balance in your septic system and causes it to break down and clog up. Then you got big problems. I just had a new one put in and I will just throw away the brushes, and not tear up a $8000.00 septic system I just put in late last fall. Anyway, back to the painting....it is just a black color, very simple. I tried to use a roller, I didn't like the bumpy look so while it was still wet I picked up a brush and went over it. I liked the way the brush looked. It took two coats. Maybe a touch here and there afterwards for spots I missed. I started to paint under the top cabinets, I did one and then I realized you can't see it unless you bend down and look up. So I didn't go any farther. Why waist paint and your time if no one can't see it? So here is a photo of before and after. I hope you like it as much as I do.
- Christie L
- Indiana, United States
- I am 55 years old, a homemaker and a mother of two wonderful children. A daughter named Toby who is 36 and a son named Jesse who is 33. I am a Mammaw of four of the best grandbabies I could ever ask for. AJ age 8, Kylie age 7, Bradley age 6 and Gracie age 5. I have been happily married to my hubby Jim for 6 wonderful years. We are all happy and healthy, and we are all blessed. I was born a hillbilly but raised as a hoosier most of my life. I love bluegrass music and decorating our home with primitives. Come on in and sit a spell and enjoy a tour of our home. I hope you find something that will inspire the primitive decorator in you.