Hello friends!! I receive so many inquiries about our white kitchen cabinets, so I thought I would take this opportunity to update you on their appearance just under 4 years later. Our kitchen formerly housed typical early 90’s oak kitchen cabinets. I think it’s fair to say that I contemplated painting them for a few years before actually moving forward. I didn’t take the decision making process lightly, but I kicked myself later for waiting so long. The result flabbergasted both myself and the rest of our family, and I’m happy to add they have held up remarkably! If you are on the fence about painting your kitchen cabinets, just DO IT!
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White Kitchen Cabinets, Finally
Painting your kitchen cabinets will give an instant update without spending a fortune, but you will have to use some elbow grease 😉 If you want to see the before, click here. Taking time to research paint that will withstand heavy traffic is essential. Our kitchen has evolved even more since painting our cabinets white. Click here to see the next phase. Obviously the kitchen is the most gathered area in the home, and with that receives much abuse.
- Zinsser Primer 1 2 3
- Insl – X Cabinet Coat Paint
- Light Sandpaper or block
For all the details on achieving my results, click here.
Lighter and Brighter
Having white kitchen cabinets has improved my overall mood by tenfold. I am an early riser, so lighter and brighter is important. That being said, we also replaced our lightbulbs to daylight bulbs. They have secured an entirely better ambiance in our kitchen and throughout our entire home.
The most frequent concern I hear is how to keep white kitchen cabinets clean. I simply clean as I go. Believe me, there will be spills and splatters, but luckily the paint I chose is highly durable, so spot cleaning isn’t difficult at all. Once in awhile I notice a small chip, and I simply touch it up with a small dab of paint. Overall, white kitchen cabinets have not been hard to maintain.
Painting our kitchen cabinets white was both cost effective and provided minimal disruption. Our cabinets were in great shape to begin with, so a simple cosmetic change was enough. Once you make the decision, just dive in and you’ll never look back! I’m curious to know how many of you are still sitting on the fence. I reached out to a few of my best girl pals for the final push, so I am hoping to inspire you in the same way <3
Let me know if you too have painted your cabinets and if you are still happy with the decision. Did you use an even better product you could share in the comments? Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be returning soon to share some refreshed shelf styling 🙂
Author and Photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke