Step Three: Painting the Kitchen-a Kitchen on a Budget

Before Photo: Kitchen with Border

Before Photo: Kitchen with Border

Last weekend, the Kuster’s started painting their kitchen in Step three of their kitchen redo on a budget. Phase one was about finding the inspiration for their project and phase two consisted of selecting the finishes that they would apply. This past Saturday, Bill primed the walls. Ten years ago, Lori and I had stenciled some grape vines on the wall with oil based crayons, and as cute as it was back then, she’s so over that look. The before photo above shows the existing stencil at the top of the walls that extends throughout the kitchen.
Priming the Walls before Painting

Prime the Walls before Painting

On Saturday, the first step was to apply a primer to ensure the oil based stencil can be easily painted over. Bill used the product below by Zinsser. It’s a water based primer that doesn’t require sanding, seals stains, sticks to all surfaces and is resistent to mold and mildew. Best of all, it dries in an hour. It may be an extra step you didn’t plan on, but it’s definately worth it in the long run. There’s some odor involved, so it’s best to open some window to ventilate.

Kitchen Walls with Primer

Kitchen Walls with Primer

On Sunday, it was time to tape off the areas to be painted with Sherwin Williams Afterglow which goes on all the wall surfaces above the white bead board chair rail which still needs to be painted and the cabinets. Lori and Bill chose a satin finish so that it wouldn’t reflect the walls imperfections, yet could be easily cleaned as needed.

Sherwin Williams Afterglow

Sherwin Williams Afterglow

Here’s a before and after photo of another area of the kitchen…

side-door-in-kitchen

Before Photo of Side Door in Kitchen

 

Afterglow above Chair Rail

Afterglow above Chair Rail

 

Painted Wall with Roman Shade that was the Inspirational item for The Kitchen

Painted Wall with Roman Shade Laid Over the Door to see how it Matches

I’m thinking it’s going to be FABULOUS…what do you think? Great job Bill! Next step will be to paint the chair rail and cabinets. Stay tuned!

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4 thoughts on “Step Three: Painting the Kitchen-a Kitchen on a Budget

  1. I have white ceiling – white refrigerator, off white cabinets
    white woodwork and crown modlding and stainless steel stove
    I am going to venetian plaster walls a kind of dk brown (gondelier is name)
    do I need to paint the ceiling or can I leave it white
    thanks

    • Hi Grace,

      So sorry it took so long. My first reaction was to say yes, definately paint the ceiling, and I’m still thinking the answer is yes. I googled the color gondelier, but couldn’t find it. I’m a little concerned about the walls being dark brown with just about everything being white…but, I just don’t like a really dark ceiling and walls – it just doesn’t sound like an enjoyable space, but I’d have to see the color. I think you really should paint the ceiling a lighter shade of brown or an accent color to balance everything out. Do you have pictures? Send them and I’ll get right back to you with a more definate answer – promise!

  2. I have white ceiling – white refrigerator, off white cabinets
    white woodwork and crown modlding and stainless steel stove
    I am going to venetian plaster walls a kind of dk brown (gondelier is name)
    do I need to paint the ceiling or can I leave it white
    thanks

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