New Kitchen Cabinets
This post was sponsored by CabinetNow however all opinions and awesome ideas of mine!
Hey friends! Just a few weeks ago I revealed my updated kitchen renovation. To see that full renovation click here. Phew! As promised I’m going to share all the fabulous deets on those cabinets today!
I had been thinking I wanted to re paint my cabinets for quite some time but I needed a little push. If you’ve ever painted a full kitchen before you know it takes a little elbow grease but man is it worth it. So when CabinetNow contacted me asking if I would like to try out their doors, I immediately jumped on board. It was the “push” I need to tackle my cabinets once again.
New cabinet doors are a great option to re-do a kitchen. Rather than rip our all of your existing cabinetry you can just replace the door and drawer fronts. GENIUS!
So just a refresher, here’s what our kitchen looked like before.
The first thing I had to do was go on the CabintNow site and pick a style of cabinet door and drawer fronts that I wanted. Can we say FUN! There were lots of options to choose from. Different styles, woods, shapes. If you can think it up, they pretty much have it.
I ended up going with the Shaker Cabinet door in the Paint Grade MDF. I chose the MDF since I was planning on painting these. You can also choose to have the cabinets pre bored for hinges. I chose to have this done so that I could have concealed hinges where you don’t the hinge hardware at all when the door is closed. Also here’s an in the process photo to show you how glamorous the inside of my cabinets are:)
The next part was to measure, measure and then measure again. They have a great instructional video and directions on their website to show you exactly how to measure for the cabinet doors you choose. Believe me if I can do this so can you. I even had hubby double-check my measurements and he was surprised to find that I had them correct. High Fives!
Now I had to wait for them to arrive:) They came fast and packaged so nicely.
It was love at first site! These doors were gawgess! I got to work right away. Priming was the step for these bad boys. I chose Benjamin Moore STIX. This stuff is amazing. Best cabinet primer I have EVER used! One light coat and your good to go! (P.S: since I wasn’t painting over existing painted doors I could just prime without having to sand or clean the doors.)
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Next I had to choose a paint color my new cabinet doors. Now keep in mind I pick colors for furniture for a living. I design spaces for others daily. Do you think I could pick a color for my own cabinets? NOPE! I went back and forth for days. Spent endless hours on Pinterest finding my perfect colors. The Benjamin Moore people knew me by name because I went in there so often. Sample after sample color until I finally did what I didn’t like at all on pictures. I chose to a white on top and a gray on the bottom. Shocker! I despised this look when I saw it at first and I thought you know what, I’m going outside of my own box on this one. I always tell other people to do that when I help them decorate so now it’s time for me to take my own advice.
The colors I chose were Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace for the top cabinets and Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray for the bottoms. Choosing the perfect gray was sooooooooo difficult for this area. I wanted a pretty true medium toned gray that didn’t pull and others colors like blue or green or purple.
I decided to use the Benjamin Moore Advance Paint Premium Waterborne Alkyd Paint. I have used this many many times for cabinets and they hold up soooo nicely.
I set up shop on my dining table and went to town. I rolled my all of my primer and first coat of paint on with a small roller and then I brushed my last coat of paint on. It’s a personal preference but this is how I like to do it:) Once everything was dry I attached my hinges and hung up the doors. I did this all by myself. I would recommend having a partner to help do this to avoid lots of choice words coming out of your mouth:)
Here are the hinges I used: 20- Pack-3 Way Adjustments- 1/2″ Overlay-Compact Hinges
The drawer fronts were super easy to install. Just pop off the old drawer front and staple on the new ones from the inside of the drawer.
Once the cabinets were up I was ready for my cabinet knobs and pulls to be installed. I chose to use a knob on all the doors and I re used our old pulls on the drawers to mix it up. I really like that there are two different styles of pulls.
Here are the knobs I chose: Cosmas 5982SN Satin Nickel Cabinet Hardware Round Knob – 1-1/8″ Diameter – 25 Pack
There are the pulls that I have: Dynasty Hardware P-1001-SN-5PK European Bar Style Cabinet Pulls 5-3/4
Look how seamless these hinges are with these doors!
I’m loving the new sink and faucet too!
There you have it folks. I’m absolutely in love with my new doors. It completely changed the look of our kitchen for a fraction of the price of getting a whole new kitchen cabinet set put in. Thank you so much to CabinetNow for supplying all of the doors for this project. I cannot wait to use them again for our bathroom or bar or island… yikes I’m in trouble haha.
Have a wonderful week friends.
Here a list to Shop my kitchen: LIST:
Pendant lights in Kitchen are from West Elm but here are similar ones : Light Society Tesler Globe Pendant, Clear Glass with Brass Finish, Contemporary Mid Century Modern Style Lighting Fixture (LS-C175-BRS-CLR)
Rug/ Runner on Floor: Andalusia Wool Dhurrie from West Elm
Tiles for Backsplash: Jeffrey Court 4 x 12 subway tiles from Home Depot
Heath & Hand by Magnolia Measuring Cups from Target
The VINO sign was from the Kirklands Outlet (I can’t find a link for it)
Have a wonderful week friends. Here’s a list to shop all of the items in my new kitchen!!! Enjoy!