I love Benjamin Moore paint. I have used it throughout the house; I love the colors and I love how it goes on. This is what I used for the cabinets.
The cabinets are the the wood ash, the walls are the blond wood and the trim moulding is the mayonnaise.
I got instructions from the store to lightly sand the cabinets with 220 grit sand paper just to scuff the surface to give the paint something to adhere to. I wiped them down with a tac cloth to get all the dust off and then painted them 2 coats. I started out using a foam roller, but was not happy with the little bumpy texture it left; I don't know if it was just my kind of roller or if they are all that way. So, I used a good brush that I had purchased from the store; it's a Wooster brand nylon and polyester for the bristles. I absolutely LOVE the paint, it went on so smooth, you DIDN'T see any brush marks at all. After i put 2 coats on one side of the doors, I let them sit overnight and then flipped them and repeat. :)
I didn't paint the inside of the cabinets them selves, but painted the shelf edges. I reused my hinges, they were a dark antiquie color and they were close enough for me. I replaced all the handles with new ones from Lowes they are a aged bronze finish.
The walls and trim paint are a pearl finish. I always get a pearl finish for the bathrooms, trim and kitchens; it cleans easier. I think Benjamin Moore is the only one I know that offers a pearl finish for paint.
I told you earlier that hunny's parents were coming over this weekend and I wondered if they would notice. They came over last night, they noticed and they liked it; I think hubby gave them a heads up; oh well. :)
And on another piece of business......
She has such a cute blog, you seriously need to check her out!
There are rules for receiving the award. If you remember I revealed some things about my self earlier. :) I am going to totally break the rules, because I am a rebel like that! :) I am just going to ask you to visit Emily she has a great tutorial right now on mouldings!
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. Did you remember to move your clocks ahead?