Before & After: Alana's Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Before & After: Alana's Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Jason Loper
Mar 21, 2011

Faced with two sets of mismatched cabinets in her otherwise dreamy kitchen, Alana decided to paint the lower deck of cabinetry to complement the upper deck. After a lengthy color selection process, Alana dived into the project and the results are gorgeous!

The upper deck cabinets in Alana's kitchen are the vintage windowpane variety that were original to her bungalow — but the lower cabinets are all new. Alana was already content with the shade of green on the upper cabinets but felt that the wood color of the lower cabinets just wasn't working. In search of a way to give the cabinetry a more cohesive look, Alana decided to paint the lower cabinetry.

The first step in painting the cabinetry was to prime. Alana used the Glidden Gripper brand primer, which is formulated to cover pre-finished and painted surfaces. Once primed, Alana applied Martha Stewart latex paint in the color "Talc" to the cabinets. As you can see in the "after" photos, painting the lower cabinets not only gave the kitchen a more cohesive look, it also lightened up the room considerably.

To see the full posts about Alana's adventures in kitchen painting, along with a slew of other household projects, visit her blog: Kitschy Kitten.

Images: Alana Waters Piper

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