My Lowes Creative Ideas Network challenge this month was to makeover a room! I really wanted to create some customized built-in bookshelves in our guest room for this challenge, but unfortunately Matt came down with a bad cold and I wasn’t able to pull it off without him. So, I decided to do a mini-makeover on my kitchen instead. Here is what I purchased for this challenge:
And here is the big reveal!
The Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation kit is wonderful for it’s convenience and ease of use. The paint acts as primer and paint in one, however, what you are viewing is FOUR coats of paint and honestly I think it could use one more. The paint is wonderful. It’s very forgiving and shows virtually no brush strokes. But to take dark cabinets to white, be prepared to get cozy with your paint brush!
I can hear the big question that you’re asking. Will I paint the rest of my cabinets? Yes! But I’m going to do it very slowly. Matt is such a trooper for putting up with a wife who is constantly tearing apart the house. He’s not crazy about the inconvenience the kitchen painting will cause all of us, so I’m going to just do one little section at a time and hopefully by the end of the summer I’ll have the white kitchen that I’ve wanted for the last three years!
For now, I’m enjoying my gorgeous white peninsula! I am loving how our black granite completely pops against the white!
I also added a screen door to our pantry. The door was originally white, so for fun I spray painted it a pretty aqua color. The door needs to be planed on the top because our house has settled over the years, but I’m terrified of messing it up. I’ll save that project for a day when I’m feeling braver with my planing skills :).
I backed the door with some fabric for the photos because my pantry is ready for another makeover (aka–it’s a mess in there right now). These two small updates have freshened up the space and given me hope that one day I’ll love my kitchen!
Do you want to spruce up your own space? Lowes is letting me giveaway a $100 giftcard to one of YOU! To enter, all you have to do is follow the directions in the widget below. (If you’re reading on a feed, hop on over to enter!)
Disclosure: As a Lowes Creative Ideas Network Blogger, I was given a giftcard to help with this project.