The Kitchen: Three Years Later

The biggest and best DIY project to date has been our kitchen cabinets makeover.  I get lots of questions about the process of painting them, what we actually used to paint them, and how they've held up.

We painted our kitchen cabinets three years ago using a Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations kit.  It's hard to believe it was so long ago.  The color used was chocolate but we used the optional glaze on top to make them darker.  You can see the step by step process here.

The cabinets have held up great!  We use our kitchen daily and we are a family of four so there's constant banging and opening and closing of doors.  I did start to wonder if the paint would start to show wear because naturally paint on certain surfaces can start to peel and chip away.  Not these cabinets.  I give them a good wipe down a few times a month to get rid of any dust, grease, or any other food particles that can buildup in the kitchen.

My biggest concern was the island.  We all sit here for breakfast and snacks and there's constant kicking here.  Just like the rest of the cabinets, it gets an occasional wipe down.

I definitely have no complaints.  The kit gave us the dark kitchen cabinets we wanted.

Anyone else tried the Rustoleum kit?  What are your thoughts?

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  1. I just finished mine after 5 years!!!!! :-)

  2. Thanks for the update!

  3. I'm so glad you did the update! That's very reassuring that they've held up well. Still looks beautiful.

  4. Wow, still looks beautiful. thanks for the update.


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