I am procrastinating on taking the plunge and starting the work to paint my kitchen cabinets. All I can think about is how much of a mess I’m about to get myself into, just in time to have the house all torn up for the holidays. Yep, that’s how I roll. I have a sign in my office that reads “Chaos, Panic, and Disorder. My Work Here is Done.” That pretty much sums it up!
To make myself feel better about putting it off, and because I really want to make sure to get this right, I’ve been spending a lot of time researching the best way to paint cabinets. Turns out, like most things in life, everyone has a different opinion on the “right” way to do this kind of project. But after hours of scouring the internet and Pinterest (with some of those hours actually being spent on the task at hand), I’ve narrowed it down to a few articles that I have found to be really helpful. I’m bringing them to you here, in the hopes of saving you a lot of time hunting them down when you get ready to take on a similar project.
BHG has a great tutorial that gives a complete overview of the process. I recommend checking it out when you’re first getting started and need a bird’s eye view of the whole project.
This Old House is always one of my favorite “go-to’s” for the definitive word on the right way to do DIY projects. These guys know what they’re talking about. This is a very detailed step-by-step process, including “Pro Tips” that are so helpful.
Kim Six, of The Kim Six Fix, has a great tutorial which focuses on how to organize a kitchen cabinet makeover while still using your kitchen. This is really helpful for DIY-ers! Plus, she’s just downright funny and makes me smile.
Laura, of The Turquoise Home, has a great tutorial that happens to be about bathroom cabinets, but her process is probably the closest to how I plan to do my kitchen.
In a few more weeks, I’ll be adding my own “How-To” to this list, with everything I’ve learned through actually doing the work. In the meantime, it’s a lot more fun to just look at the pictures! Do you have any last-minute advice for me? (Other than “turn back now!”)