Monday, August 27, 2018

Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint

After trying to squeeze as much fun into a summer, I decided to finally finish painting my cupboards this past week, and I am sooooo happy with them.
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
It was really an easy project and I think I have about 25 hours max into the whole kitchen.

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I cannot say enough how much I love Fusion Mineral Paint. It goes on so smoothly and covers so well and dries so quickly AND has a built in finish!!
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
You can read about how I prepped my cupboards HERE. The only thing I did differently was I stopped using the Bondo to fill the old cabinet hardware holes and switched to using regular wood filler. I filled the holes once, let it dry, and then filled them again before sanding. The reason I switched is the Bondo was awfully messy and dried so darn quickly and I did not think it filled them any better than typical wood filler.
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
I painted all of my lowers in Midnight,
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
and the uppers in Putty.
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
I love the combo and I cannot believe how much lighter and brighter my kitchen is. Before photos and WHY I chose to paint my cupboards post is HERE.

I still need to decide how I am going to paint my fridge that has cupboard panels on it. It might be Midnight, it might be Putty, or I might take the panels off and paint the almond fridge with black appliance paint to have it match my other appliances. What are your thoughts?
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
I love the handles I got from Amazon HERE. They were such a great price--I was worried they were going to be cheap. But, they are heavy and good looking. Thanks to the hubby for putting them on.
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
My PINK, yes PINK counters and pink painted wall behind my counter really stand out more now. Hopefully that spurs us on to replace them soon. I would do it tomorrow if I could, but budget and time do not allow that. We do have some counter thoughts and plans, but are still working on those. I did not paint the appliance garage doors. The accordion doors are difficult to paint. I want reclaimed wood, barn type doors that open like old-style garage doors.
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
I also need to figure out what I want to do with the backside of the island. My thoughts right now are to paint the vertical batten pieces and then add tin, but we are still deciding on that.
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
Living in an 87 year old schoolhouse (that was made into a home in the early 90's) means there will always be another project. But, I am going to enjoy my newly painted kitchen cupboards for now.

What questions do you have about painting? Let me know in the comments.

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    1. Thank you Linda, they make me happy. I was surprised by the difference it makes!

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  2. It looks amazing! I would paint the fridge panels putty.

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    1. Thank you! That is what I am leaning towards for the fridge...

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  3. Looks great. I would go putty for the fridge, otherwise I think it would darker the room. How many jars of paint did you use and how many coats? Maybe you already said this but did you prime first?

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    1. Thank you! I did not prime first. I used two pints for the blue, and one and a half pints of the putty.

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  4. I LOVE Fusion Paint! It's all I use for my furniture projects.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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