Here are some BEFORE Pics
After Painting the doors white. Isn't' it a huge difference paint makes? Next up, remove boob light and paint cabinets. BM Kendall Charcoal (my new fave dark gray for cabinets)
We ended up choosing the Ikea bars handles and spray painted them with Rustoleum Gold from Home Depot.
and New Recessed lighting. We added two lights to make the hall even brighter. I love it! Lighting is also HUGE in a space.
Now onto the Easy HOW TO:
1. Wipe down your cabinet doors and wood framing with a warm/soapy dish rag. Getting all the dust and dirt off.
2. They have a Liquid Sanding (my secret ingredient to an easy paint job) now instead of sanding it down with sand paper. Truly genius whoever invented it! I love the stuff. Use it every time before I paint. Anyway, mine is called... "Klean Strip, Easy Liquid Sander Deglosser."
- use a rag and rub it onto the wood in a circular motion. Give it a few minutes to dry.
* Note. Using a dark color like mine. You only need 1 coat of paint. Which is a added bonus! Plus I painted them right there in the hallway, I didn't remove the drawers at all until we drilled for the new hardware. Truly an easy paint project!
Hope this helps!