Oak Bathroom Cabinet Painting Makeover - Part 1 The Rise
Friday, June 27, 2014
I think I've become obsessed...with painting my ugly oak cabinets. All of the cabinets in our house are builder grade basic oak cabinets and I have this dream of a beautiful light tan kitchen full of bright white cabinetry. Totally redoing the kitchen and buying new cabinets are out of the question, so painting it is. Except I've never actually painted trim or cabinets before and I was terrified of completely messing up and being stuck looking at them every day until we move or I get so frustrated staring at their hideousness that I burn the house down. So instead I decided to save my sanity and start with the tiny guest bathroom in case I totally messed up. But I didn't, and it looks amazing!
There are tons of step by step tutorials out there on how to paint over cabinets so I'm not going to list everything out, but I followed the tutorial by Live Love DIY and it worked fantastic.
Basic steps for painting oak cabinets:
- Sand down cabinets
- Prime with Kilz
- Paint: Behr
It makes such a difference in the bathroom and I do a little happy dance every time I see them. I've also started working on the master bathroom cabinets to get a little bit more practice before I tackle the kitchen. But later this summer, it's on!