My Hand Painted Pink Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

For a long time, I have dreamt of having a pink kitchen, I really wanted pink kitchen cabinet. I wanted a “grown-up” pink and not a girly pink. It had started to become fifty shades of pink with my colour charts. I originally painted my MDF kitchen back in November of 2014. My original kitchen was a dark orange pine shade. I feel like the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is also an area that can cost a lot of money to revamp. I am pleased to say all this pink paint job only cost me €40! Yep, one 750ml of Farrow & Ball estate eggshell was all I needed to complete this makeover.

Pink Kitchen cabinet makeover

If you want to paint your MDF kitchen or to paint anything by that matter, then check out this video where I talk about my three principles of Prep, Prime and Paint. I apply these rules to all my paint jobs, no matter how big or how small.

Pink Kitchen Cabinet

I had originally painted my kitchen cabinets in Autentico Frozen Fountain in an eggshell finish. I adore this colour. It performed amazingly over the 6 years I had it in my kitchen. I had no chips, and it was easy to clean. I decided not to strip back the paint and instead I painted over it.

Pink Kitchen Cabinet makeover Farrow and Ball setting plaster

I scrubbed down the doors with Krud Kutter degreaser to remove any residue from the kitchen. I also removed any hardware to get a tidy finish. You would be surprised how greasy cabinets can get from the cooker. I then applied one coat of Colourtrend prime 2. I had a big tin of this leftover from previous projects. I have used to Farrow & Ball primer before on this cabinet project. Their primer is amazing, but I also find their paint works the same with the Colourtrend primer.

Pink cabinet Setting Plaster

Once my primer was dry, I applied two coats of Farrow & Ball estate eggshell in the shade Setting Plaster. This shade is a warm pink. It can look different depending on the changes in the light. Sometimes it can look more peachy than pink. When I applied the 1st coat I was a bit nervous. It didn’t look anything like the tester pot or pictures I had seen online. Which, is a lesson learnt, never go by images online as your screen can show colour differently. Always get a sample!

Pink Kitchen Cabinet makeover Kitchen makeover

When I applied the second coat, I fell in love with it. I waited until the next day to apply the second coat and put the hardware back on the presses. I came down the next morning to the kitchen, and I got that warm feeling when I walked in. This shade is a nice warm calming colour. I think it will be nice in Autumn when the evenings get darker.

Farrow and Ball estate eggshell in setting plaster Farrow and Ball estate eggshell in setting plaster Farrow and Ball estate eggshell in setting plaster

If you want a free guide full of information on furniture painting, then click here.

Check out my video below where I show you the transformation process and the overall finish.

Thanks for reading,
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  1. daintydressdiaries
    August 20, 2020 / 11:43 am

    Thank you so much, Vanda! X

  2. August 18, 2020 / 12:06 pm

    Hi Catherine,
    I am not really a ‘pink’ person but thanks to you and your beautiful home I am starting to like the colour. Your kitchen looks stunning.

  3. Poppy
    August 15, 2020 / 5:02 pm

    Hello Catherine, I usually comment on your YT, but I took the time to read this properly. Love this shade of pink. Makes the kitchen warmer (especially when it’s dark and dreary when it rains or snows) and it matches well with the granit countertops. Great choice of colour and great paint job👍🏽 😉
    Thanks for sharing

  4. yvette
    August 15, 2020 / 4:13 pm

    Hello Catharine,

    I love your pink kitchen even better then the sage green….I think..? I do liked that color too.
    I wonder about your pink fridge though…that wasn’t the same color, was it? How does it look beside the nem color, I couldn’t find a picture that shows the fridge.

    Just one question, or maybe a comment to be honest…, why didn’t you paint under the cabinets (the board on the floor..I don’t know how that’s called in English) It would be nicer I think. Also, while you’re at it, the ‘strips’ (?) between the doors under the sink..

    Otherwise it’s beautiful! And I simply love your whole house and what you’ve done to it!

  5. August 15, 2020 / 1:16 am

    It’s lovely! I am so glad I came to check out the blog!!! xxx

  6. Marcia Davis
    August 14, 2020 / 12:13 pm

    Hi Catherine, I love the change, it’s so fresh and pretty. I’ve got some painting projects ahead of me I have been putting off. I’m going to read your painting recommendations and follow your steps…I also know I put too much paint on my brushes.

  7. Ursula
    August 14, 2020 / 9:21 am

    Absolutely love your kitchen & you 😉😂😂 please don’t insta 😭
    Question can I paint over laminate cabinets instead fi having to strip it I just don’t want the hassle 🙄

  8. daintydressdiaries
    August 14, 2020 / 9:02 am

    Thank you Lori ❤️❤️❤️

  9. daintydressdiaries
    August 14, 2020 / 9:02 am

    Thanks so much Ruth, thanks for reading x

  10. Lori
    August 14, 2020 / 3:31 am

    Your kitchen is beautiful! I’ve been looking forward to this makeover. Thanks for sharing your darling home with us.

  11. August 13, 2020 / 11:46 pm

    Wonderful job. Looks lovely.

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