Painting Cabinets

No turning back now!  Bye bye Honey Oak.  I am starting the daunting task of painting our kitchen cabinets this weekend:

On the recommendation of a blog I read recently, I am using Sherwin Williams Adhesion Primer and ProClassic Smooth Enamel Finish.   I really did not want to get into oil-based paint – I’ve never tried using it and the clean up is a little daunting to me.  The primer and paint I am using are both latex.  I went ahead and lightly sanded the cabinets even though it is evidently not required when using this primer.  The paint finish supposedly dries very hard for a tough finish like what you would get with an oil-based paint.  Also, the paint is supposed to level out as it dries to minimize brush strokes or roller marks.  To get into the crevices of the doors, I love using this short-handled brush.  To get a smooth finish on the flat surfaces of the cabinets (and furniture also), I like to use small foam rollers.

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I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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