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Fridays at Home

18th November 2011

I think I may be losing my mind: I want to paint my kitchen cabinets…all 30 of them. I just had to read about a kitchen redesign on Young House Love today that had cheap-o cabinets similar to mine. I mean, I love my kitchen, but I’ve never loved my cabinets, and this person painted hers within a week.

So…that got me to thinking – why can’t I do the same? I also want to change the wall color. It will be hard work, but heck, I’ve painted every other room in the house. As usual, I turned to Pinterest and realized how much I was drawn to one particular color.

Via Design Sponge

Via Country Living

Notice anything? Yes, that turquoise-y, minty green. Apparently I’m in love with it as I pinned all these kitchens months ago. So I tried to find the paint color in the last picture (because it’s my favorite and closer to what I envision in the space).

Via Better Homes and Gardens

The top left is my favorite, and the color is Behr’s Garden View 470-D4. I’ll start with that and get some samples in that range and go bright white on my cabinets.

What do you think? Have I really lost it this time? Do you have any tips for sanding and painting cabinets? I’m a bit afraid it’s a huge undertaking and could use some personal anecdotes (hopefully positive ones). 🙂