Lightly sanded everything down with electric hand sander, wiped it all down and then did 3 (because I was determined for it not to chip) thin coats of primer then I waited 24 hours and painted my cabinets with a color match of BM White Dove in Cabinet Finish paint. I waited 7 hours between each coat and I applied 3 coats. I waited 24 hours then hung everything back up! I also primed and painted all my hardware with oil rubbed bronze paint. I didn't feel like the Oil Rubbed Bronze paint really looked like oil rubbed bronze, it looked like a speckled black, so I got some metallic craft paint in copper and rubbed that on and now no one would know they were even painted, it looks great. However, I do not like the look and shape of my hardware, it looks way too dated, so I ordered some pulls on amazon and I am still waiting to get them. I will also put them on the drawers too so they don't look so plain! I love love love how much brighter and happy my kitchen feels!!!!
This is the before pic
And just so you have a full view of my kitchen, this is the other corner where our breakfast nook is...
I still have some decorating to do but I am so so much happier in my kitchen now!! If this house wasn't a transitional home, I would think of installing new countertops and a new sink and faucet too, but it isn't worth the time and $$$ as we will be selling in a few years and we don't want to price ourselves out of this old neighborhood by doing granite and apron sinks ect.......Yay for a lighter kitchen
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