So, many people want to know how the paint looks, if it is suffering wear and tear or anything like that. The answer is: FANTASTIC. Honestly, I don't have a single chip or scratch on any of the painted cabinets. The finish wipes down beautifully and the only signs of wear and tear have been on the hinges. I actually tried to shoot images of the cabinets today, but they look exactly the same as the "after" photos the day I finished the remodel.
I would do it again in a heartbeat. I have ZERO complaints about the long term wear and tear or the look of any part of the remodel.
How did you actually PAINT the cabinets? What technique did you use?
My complete step-by-step cabinet painting tutorial is here.
What wall color is that?
It is Laura Ashley Gold 3 (by Veldspar: LA709) I actually didn't paint the walls.. it is the color the original owners used. It is a little gold for me, but with my new kitchen I don't mind it. It looks better now that the cabinets aren't oak.
How did you keep this entire remodel under $5000 including appliances, fixtures, backsplash, lighting, countertops etc?