We thought about sanding off the glossy finish but decided that we didn't want the additional mess. So we decided to try a deglosser. We simply poured the deglosser onto a clean cloth and rubbed rubbed rubbed the shine away. Well, to me it didn't do much, I could still see some shine. But you know us! The people that will not be posting a bunch of our own "how to's" it was good enough. So we proceeded to paint...well prime first, then paint:
I am always ready to have the project done, so after priming every part of each cabinet which proved to be so entirely time consuming, I was ready to rip the cabinets off of the walls and do a massive spray paint. Of course that wasn't an option because we're all about sweat equity unless we win the lottery of course at which point we're hiring EVERYBODY to do EVERYTHING.
So we painted:
|Not a good idea to use the paint cans to help paint around the cabinet door...or at least make sure the cabinet is COMPLETELY dry first|
And even painted the doors:
Looks to me like this white paint is definitely going to brighten up our dark kitchen. Now lets hope that the new paint color for the walls lets the sunshine in!