Introduction: Painting Built in Cabinets

We have a den with gorgeous wood on the wall and a built in cabinet that I was not to keen on because it made the whole room dark. Instead of ripping them out I figured lets slap some paint on them and see what happens!

Step 1: Time to Paint!

I took all the cabinet doors off and removed the ugly old handles. I had to drill another set of holes in the doors to accommodate the new drawer pulls I bought at Hobby Lobby, somewhere between 2-3 dollars each. I took the shelves out also and sanded everything down really good. I decided to hand paint with a brush every cabinet since they all had little grooves in them around the edges, this took alot, and I mean alot of time and patience between coats but the end result was gorgeous. I chose Cancun sand to brighten up the room. At the time I wasn't that familiar with wonders of polyurethane but I will one day do a quick brush over all of it just for my own piece of mind. I am so happy with this project and the way it brightens room and outlines the fireplace that you almost couldn't see before. Thanks for letting me share!

Wall Overhaul

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Wall Overhaul