Here is my kitchen before.
I also have another small section I have no first picture of.
First of all, you can skip the sanding! And the priming! I was lucky enough that my hinges don't show on my cabinets so I skipped taking the doors off as well.
By using Farmhouse Paint, I painted my cabinets without the sanding, priming, or sealing. This paint requires none of that! That itself makes this job easier.
Follow these steps to paint your cabinets:
1. Clean them well. You can't skip this step. I used hot soapy water to wipe and scrub my cabinets clean.
2. Choose your favorite color of farmhouse paint. I used White Ash.
3. Take off your hardware, doors and drawers if you have showing hinges (I skipped this step).
4. Break your kitchen down into sections. By doing this it was more like painting a 1 dresser a day. No one says you have to get it all done at once.
5. Use a brush to get into the grooves of the doors and to trim out where the cabinet meets the wall. I do not tape, I just take my time and use a steady hand.
6. Fill in with a roller. This may require 2 coats.
7. Let dry and replace handles (and doors if you need to).
8. You can use a sealer if you choose, but this paint does not require one.
The nice thing about this paint, is it doesn't show brush strokes. It fills itself in nicely so the cabinets get a professional look.
I used 2 quarts of this paint and it was just enough. To help you estimate, I have 20 doors, 4 small doors, 1 lazy Susan, and 8 drawers.
I think it's time to clean off the fridge :)
The white really opens it up and brightens up the space.
I love how my appliances blend in now.
New hardwood floors come in 2 weeks!!! I am very excited.