My husband and I were seriously considering a kitchen remodel. We built our house in the late 1980's and hadn't changed the kitchen at all. Needless to say it was very dated. The cupboards are oak, you know the kind they put in homes in the '80's. The floors are oak, which still looks nice. The counter tops are white formica....really. The more we talked about kitchen ideas, the more daunting the thought of a remodel became. We had just remodeled the bathroom and my husband wanted to wait a year before diving into another project. So I decided to paint the cupboards. I told him that the kitchen couldn't look any worse than it did.
My favorite color is blue so I decided to be bold and get blue paint. I purchased 3 quarts of Greek Blue
and a quart of Aubusson Blue.
I also purchased a can of clear wax and a can of dark wax, a paint brush and a wax brush. I was ready. I'm wasn't sure for what...
I mixed the two colors together in equal parts, 1 cup of Greek Blue and 1 cup of Aubusson Blue at a time, and painted my cupboards. When I was finished with all of the cupboards I had 2-1/2 cans of Greek Blue and a half a can of Aubusson blue left. A little goes a long way.
All I had to do to prep them was wash them with windex. There as no sanding, no priming, just painting. I painted each cupboard with 2 coats. Oh, and they paint dries in about 20 minutes so you can re-coat right away. After the paint dried, I waxed them good with the clear wax. My husband spray painted the hinges silver and I bought hardware for the cupboards and drawers. The entire project took less than 1 week.
I also purchased a white dishwasher so all of my appliances matched.
We still have white formica but it seems to fit.