22 August 2016

Some Paint, Some Tape, Some Elbow Grease & A New Kitchen

Happy Monday!

Right now I am tired, cranky and mourning my weekend but at the same time, I am super proud of myself because finally painted my kitchen cupboards and they look absolutely amazing!
I have wanted to give my Kitchen a makeover since I moved in last year but it seemed too time-consuming and expensive so I kept putting it off with the intention of saving to have a new kitchen installed, but let’s keep it real I didn’t save anything in my new kitchen fund.

Over the last few weeks I binged watch DIY videos on Youtube trying to find ways to get the job done quickly and effectively and but a lot of the processes involved taking off the cupboards cleaning them, sanding them down then using a primer waiting for it to dry, one or two coats of paint and you have to wait for that to dry between each layer and finally a top coat, let that dry, attach all of the handles to the doors and draws then rehang.

I’m sorry I don’t have time for all that.
While having a moan about my crappy cupboards to my boss who advised me to look into something called One Coat Cupboard and Melamine paint (I didn’t even know my cupboards were melamine) then my outlook suddenly looked a lot brighter.

The following day went down to B&Q to get what I needed to transform my kitchen.

Materials Used:
Ronseal One Coat Cupboard and Melamine paint in Grey Satin x2
Foam rollers
Paintbrushes
Masking tape
Dust sheets

Process:
I started to remove the hardware (Door handles) from the cupboards and draws (Well actually I removed one) and then I changed my mind and covered them with masking tape.

I also decided NOT to remove the cupboard doors or paint the interior of the cupboards (but I may do it at a later time) this saved me the hassle of having to pack up my entire kitchen. 

I wiped down the cupboards, doors and drawers to remove any dirt and grime and when everything was dry I used the masking tape to cover the walls and places that I did not want to accidentally get covered in paint but I didn’t really bother using the dust cloths everywhere I just used  it under the roller tray and the paint tin.

A brush was used to cut and get into tricky areas such as the corners, and then I used a roller everywhere else.


My kitchen is not that big so I was able to get it all done in about 5-6 hours and use just over one can of paint (I still have loads left over in the 2nd can which I am going to save for touch ups and other DIY projects) however I still need to paint the kickboards and do some touch-ups here and there.

I am so thrilled to have found Ronseal One Coat Cupboard and Melamine paint because it has given me the kitchen of my dreams without breaking the bank or my back. 

What do you think? 
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