This post was sponsored by CabinetNow but all ideas and opinions are my own :)
When we moved into our home the orange-y cabinets were not my favorite. I painted them an off white and that helped. I did not love the style of the doors but I lived with it because getting all new cabinets was not in the budget. I always said if I did get new cabinets, I wanted a simple shaker style.
I was contacted by a company called Cabinet Now asking if I needed new cabinet doors for any upcoming projects. I’ve never had a pitch that came at such a perfect time! Also, I felt like an idiot because I hadn’t even considered just getting new doors. I had just jumped to “One day when I can afford all new cabinets”. Getting new doors and drawer fronts would be much less expensive so I kind of can’t believe this thrifty gal didn’t think of it herself.
Well ladies and gents, here are my new cabinets!
Last month I post about how I was going to be painting my kitchen cabinets gray and I asked for your help in choosing a shade. I bought several samples of paint and painted a few of my doors and it turned out I didn’t like any of them! One was too green, one was too lavender, and one was too light. I went back to the paint stores and finally found one that I LOVE. It wasn’t one on my radar before and I am now convinced it is THE perfect gray paint. I chose Dorian Gray by Sherwin Williams.
After I painted my kitchen white, the cabinets (which were cream) just looked dingy. I was so excited for a change in color and style!
Here’s the evolution of our kitchen over the last 10 years
I also changed the hardware. I asked you guys on Instagram if I should keep the hardware nickel or if I should change it to black. I was already leaning toward black but needed help deciding. Most of you said black and pointed out that it would help tie in the other black accents in the space. I ordered new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware. All of it was less than $20!
The new cabinet doors came securely wrapped in cardboard. They looked beautiful!
They also came pre-bored for the hinges.
We were having a warm spell and I thought I could get away with painting them in my driveway where I paint everything, but all the warm days were also windy. I didn’t want to risk having leaves or dirt being blown onto my cabinets while the paint was wet so I painted them in my sister’s unfinished basement. Aren’t sister’s the best!?
I sanded the cabinet bases enough to rough up the surface so the new paint would have something to grip. I wiped them down really well and then taped and added plastic to protect the surroundings. I sprayed them just like the doors (with my HomeRight sprayer). The doors took four coats since they were bare wood and I did three coats on the bases.
I remember last time I added new hardware after painting them cream, I didn’t know about these guides. I measured each hole and hoped it was right. Mistakes were made, and tears were shed. This time around it was such a breeze! I recommend using some sort of guide if you ever get new hardware!
I could not be more pleased with how they turned out! I love the nice clean lines and the warm gray.
If you could change ONE thing about your kitchen, what would it be?
If you answer is your cabinets, you should check out possibly getting new doors! I was super happy with my experience and I love how it changed the whole look and feel of my kitchen.
Hardware: D. Lawless Hardware
Paint sprayer: Finish Max
Cabinet doors: CabinetNow.com
Cabinet hole template: Amazon or Home Depot