It’s the Behr Ultra Paint with Primer Giveaway Week around my little blog-home!
Welcome! Details on lots of ways to enter at the end of this tiny post…but first,
Beachy Cottage meets Shabby Cottage~The Kitchen Cabinet Edition!
Painting older cabinets can give the kitchen a major face lift. I know I’ve done it two times…
The kitchen doors, cabinets and trim started out stained oak. Our house was built in the 80’s. ‘Nuff said.
We painted and antiqued them at some point…(See the door…)
This was before Behr Ultra Paint with Primer so the labor (2 coats of primer, 2 coats of paint, wipe down with stain, finish with polycleric) was ridiculous. Throughout that original project with the cabinets, doors and trim I could be heard screaming through the house…”As God as my witness I will NEVER paint cabinets again.”
Never say never…(See the old cabinets above? I couldn’t find any really good pics!)
When I started painting the walls in the kitchen I got up close and personal with the trim…it looked awful. I inspected the finish on the cabinets and doors…hummmmm.
The next day I started repainting the kitchen trim, doors and cabinets.
(Yes, I realize there’s a chance I have a physiological “condition” that requires some sort of medication.)
Anyhoo, this time the painting process was different. This time I used Behr Ultra.
With the primer in the paint it was painless. Just 2 coats of paint!
(I very lightly sanded the cabinet door fronts before painting…)
On the fronts of the cabinets I used a thin coat of polycrylic in satin to seal and make cleaning easier. (See more about using Polycrylic HERE)
I used a little foam roller for the bigger areas. The paint goes on like a dream with a foam roller.
And for the trim and smallish places I used my BFF: The Paint Brush. The angled 2″ brush is my go-to size and shape brush. I don’t use painters tape because with this brush I can lay the paint on with perfection…Ok, maybe not perfection but I keep a wet rag with me to clean up small mistakes and mostly it looks good!
I used my molding, wainscoting and door color on most of the cabinets.
Behr Ultra Sandstone Cove-Semi Gloss
But on some of the bottom row of cabinets I wanted a little fun. So I used one of my 3 true-love colors.
This was custom matched by my Behr Paint Specialist at The Home Depot. Since it’s a custom match it doesn’t have a name but I call it Sea Grass!
I’m going to post the paint code on Friday…
You need to take all the hardware off the cabinet doors before painting. To save money on this little project I thought I’d simply paint the cabinet knobs I already had…I used another one of my 3 true-love paint colors. Also custom matched at The Home Depot.
I call this one Rainy day at the Beach. (Thanks for your suggestions!) I’ll post the paint code on Friday!
I did not take the doors off and I did of course paint the inside of the cabinet doors.
The cabinets look fresh and clean and brightened up the kitchen! It was a pretty quick project that produced a huge result!
Now to the FUN part!!!
How about winning 3 gallons of Behr Ultra Paint with Primer?!
Those ah-mazing people at Behr Paint are sponsoring a fantastic giveaway this week! There are several ways to throw your name in the hat!
*Leave a comment! You can comment once a day and you’re entered once for each comment…that’s 5 times if you give me a shout-out every day!
*Friend me on FB if we aren’t already friends! If we are friends already, put my give-away and URL ( https://www.allthingsheartandhome.com/ ) in your status update! Then leave me another comment telling me you did this & you’ll be entered again!
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*Tweet about our giveaway! You can tweet about it every day (or RT my tweets!) and as long as you leave me a little comment on the blog telling me you helped spread the word, you’ll be entered 1 time for every tweet!
That’s lots of chances to get your sweet names in over and over and over!
In the mean-time…be thinking about a color of Behr Ultra Paint that you’d love to try! If you’re near a Home Depot, just drop in a pull some Behr Ultra paint-cards to take home. Or check out this great Behr website where you can create an account and try out some colors online! It’s really fun but be warned, you could lose an hour or two!
The rest of the week we’ll look around the kitchen! I repainted the cabinets, walls, trim and doors and did a fun project with my pantry door…
Have a day washed in scrumptious color my friends…
I’ll be linking…