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