I don’t know where I’ve been, but I just discovered that you can put chalk-type paint in a paint sprayer!
I have been a fan of chalk-type paint for years and have used Amy Howard’s version (One Step Paint) successfully on many different projects (like this bench, my kitchen cabinets, and my kitchen table). I love it because it requires no prep work – you just wipe down and paint!
However, I have always used the traditional brush route – until now.
Both require watering down the paint a little, but the sprayer provides a beautiful, smooth finish.
My cabinets were a very 90’s dark green. In my previous makeover I left the desk area green and only worried about the cabinets people saw from the doorway. I painted the cabinets that were visible cream, and I always regretted the cream next to my very white washer and dryer.
I decided to paint all the cabinets (including my desk area) a new color.
I sanded the cabinets that I had previously painted cream and didn’t worry about sanding the other cabinets I had never painted.
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I cleaned all the cabinets with a rag and Simple Green.
All the doors and drawers were painted in my garage.
Early in the design stage, I wanted colorful cabinets and ordered Amy Howard’s One Step Paint in Barefoot in the Park. However, I fell in love with this image on Pinterest (unfortunately I don’t know the source).
I decided to mix some colors to create a soft similar color.
I played around with a little paint to get the perfect color. Once I felt confident in my ratios, I used an empty gallon can and mixed a batch large enough for both sets of cabinets in my laundry room.
- 1 quart Barefoot in the Park
- 1 quart Ballet White
- 1 quart Luxe Grey
I used the sprayer and applied thin coats of the paint.
I used a brush and foam rollers to paint the cabinet frames and sealed the paint with a Gloss Sealer. I applied the sealer just like I did the paint. I sprayed the doors and drawers with the sealer (but no thinning is required) and I used a brush and roller for the rest of the cabinets.
And after an afternoon of painting, my cabinets were a gorgeous new custom color!
I used Hickory Hardware’s gold Skylight Pulls, and they are the PERFECT accent for my cabinets. They are just gorgeous!
This room was definitely a labor of love, and I really am so excited to share the full reveal HERE!
I have a few finishing touches left (like caulking around the tile and finding accessories for the space), but the hard work has been done.
UPDATE: It has been several years since I painted these cabinets, and they still look great! Spraying helped provide a smooth finish, and I ALWAYS recommend a water-based sealer rather than a wax for cabinets. You can go here to see why I don’t recommend wax on cabinets.
Go create something!
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