Kitchen Cabinet Transformation

This is a project I've been working on for months. Talk about slow, tedious, elbow grease personified! I think the results will be well worth my troubles. 13 more cabinet doors to go!

Well, as can often happen, mid way through I decided to change the plans! I had some concerns about staining the upper cabinets dark brown because I think they might recess our already small kitchen. I was inspired by a few kitchens featured in decorating magazines.
Yup, I've painted the upper cabinets white!  I  can hear the gasps from those who believe it's a sin to paint solid wood.  I felt the same way once upon a time but I've learned that sometimes good design calls for the forbidden paint can.
In order to give the bulkhead the appearance of drywall, we applied Dynamic Dyna Patch over the seams, corners, and the grain in the wood. This stuff dries hard, doesn't shrink, and with a light sanding will be as smooth as ice. The plan is to paint the bulkhead the same color as the walls and the crown white like the cabinets. Getting there, five more cabinet doors to go! I cannot say enough about Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer/Sealer. It seals the wood, blocks stains, and paint adheres to it like glue.

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