So here is my before picture right before we moved in. Over the years I kept a binder with pictures of my dream kitchens and drooled over model homes with eat in islands and gourmet stove tops.
I love white kitchens, and consider them to be a classic. I also love the look of cottage kitchens; I needed to come to a happy medium. Overall, in the end we achieved a pretty traditional kitchen with a twinge of French and cottage.
Oil based primer
Sherwin Williams Summer White Kitchen Paint
Glaze: Ralph Lauren faux technique glaze in smoke
Remove all of your doors
Prep the room covering everything you don’t want painted
Remove all the hardware and hinges.
If your cabinets have gaps or dings fill them with wood filler.
Empty all your cabinets
Degrease all the doors, draws and frames. Tsp is a great degreaser as is vinegar and hot water.
Sand everything I used an electric sander with medium grit (80 or 100).
Prime with an oil based primer. Foam rollers will give you the look as though your cabinets have been sprayed.
Caulk away, it will hide all imperfections.
Here is the exciting part, Paint your desired color using a foam roller or spray them.
NOTE: Latex paint will adhere perfectly to oil based primer. Latex primer over oil paint will not work at all.
Let it dry, buff out any drips and give it another coat.
Reinstall cabinet doors and drawers, replace the hinges, hardware.