While looking at some old pictures I realized that I have had this microwave cart for 17 years. I was very surprised. Time sure does fly.
It was just your run of the mill cart.
This cart is very practical for me, so no real need to replace it. However it could use a new look.
Dutch Boy offered me some paint. They sent me this awesome color fan deck. I have to tell you the day I got this I was a happy camper. I appreciate color, I love all the wonderful colors in nature. I found looking at this fan deck very calming. I was practically hypnotized by all the colors. I knew I wanted my cabinets to be white, but what shade? It’s unbelievable how many shades of white there are. I wanted a blue for the walls.
After I chose my colors, Sweetened White, (semi-gloss) and Twilight Navy, (satin) I ended up chatting online with Danielle Hirsch in a Dutch Boy sponsored chat.
I’m sure you recognize her. If you’ve ever watched Design Remix or Color Splash, you’ve seen her work her magic with a paint brush. Anyway, it was great to join the online chat. (Danielle was at her home via a video chat) I mentioned to Danielle that I was painting my kitchen with these two colors. She looked them up on her fan deck and thought they were too stark a difference. Too late! I had already put my order in to Dutch Boy.
My paint arrived safe and sound. I had used Dutch Boy paint before, but not their new Refresh paint.
From their site:
Adds Beauty. Eliminates Household Odors. The first and only paint with Arm & Hammer® odor-eliminating technology that beautifies and eliminates odors at the same time.
Refresh® paint contains proven odor elimination technologies. Through natural airflow, the odor vapor molecules come in contact with the walls and are captured and locked within the paint film. Scrubbing the painted surface will not release the odors.
As you may recall, I painted the microwave cart with the Twilight Navy.
It’s not exactly what I had in mind, I thought the shade was a little bright.
I did a wash over it with some brown paint I had on hand.
Now on to my cabinets.
I used the Dutch Boy Refresh paint in my gravity fed sprayer. The Dutch Boy Refresh paint has a nice consistency so I did have to dilute it a little.
I was so creamy! I love the pour handle. It made it much easier to pour into my paint cup.
These are some of the cabinet doors that I painted with my spray gun and the Dutch Boy Refresh Sweetened White.
I would definitely recommend Dutch Boy Refresh paint for your next project. I was very pleased with how well it covered and how easy it went on. I used it in the sprayer, a brush and a foam roller. It worked great with all applications. I ordered 3 gallons of the Sweetened White and I only used about 2 gallons on the table, the cabinets, and all the trim in the kitchen.
disclaimer: although Dutch Boy generously gave me the paint, I received no other compensation. The opinions are all my own. Your experience my vary.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.