Tuesday, February 26, 2013

HOW TO: Paint Hall Cabinets

This has been a project, I have been wanting to do ever since we moved in. (it will be 2 years in Aug) Which by the way, was one of the easiest things to paint in my house. Because they are wood and already built in. Less to paint!

 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.
3. Then Paint! I use the sponge rollers so it is less stripey. A paint brush leaves stripes when it dries. (on a wall it's fine to touch up, cuz you don't notice it) A sponge roller will make it smooth and beautiful. Like you sprayed it, looking. ;)

* 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!


  1. It looks so good, love the grey paint!
    I am doing a giveaway, go check it out!


  2. Looks so awesome! Love the color and the hardware!!!!

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