Months ago, we tackled our lower kitchen cabinets
We painted them white
I didn't love it. Our uppers are all white (and open)
but it all seemed so, well...WHITE!
I really loved the idea of making the cabinets resemble
a French Bistro Menu
Black chalkboard with white writing.
Enter the French Bistro Lettering Set from Royal Design Studio
This stencil set is GORGEOUS!
(we used Chalk Paint in a mix of Old White and Pure
and of course,
to create the menu
(sorry, the hardware ins't on the drawers yet!)
For the base of the cabinets, we used a true black chalk type paint
and we sealed with Soft Wax in clear
(yes, we did prime the cabinets first, as our cabinets were smooth laminate)
We very lightly distressed the edges for a cool, vintage vibe
This was such a quick, easy update to our homely laminate cabinets!
Its' been several months since we completed this projects,
and I'm pleased to say the waxed finish has held up GREAT!
If anyone tells you that painting your cabinets is a bad idea,
not a single tear was shed, no cussing ensued,
and the whole process was quite pleasant!
I would NOT recommend tackling your kitchen for your FIRST project
but with a bit of experience and the proper paint and tools,
it's totally do-able and durable!