My FINISHED 72-Shade Paint Swatch Cupboards!

My paint swatch cupboards are completed! And why do I name these my paint swatch cupboards? It’s as a result of I painted swatches of 72 totally different paint colours on the doorways. And they’re superb. 😀

Oh, yeah. And I painted the cupboard black! I’ll wager y’all weren’t anticipating that, had been you? 😀 I do know, I do know. You’re most likely pondering, “Kristi, why on this planet would you paint that black whenever you stated you’re attempting to reduce the black within the room?!” I get it.

However ultimately, I simply couldn’t carry myself to color it white. I requested myself this query. If these doorways had been a bit of art work somewhat than cupboard doorways, and I needed to border this piece of art work to hold on the wall, what coloration body would I placed on this art work?

To be trustworthy, my first selection would most likely be a skinny gold body. However that first selection didn’t translate to cupboards as a result of there was no approach I used to be going to color the cupboard gold. So I went to my second selection. If this had been a bit of art work, would I put a white body on it? No, I really wouldn’t. The plain body coloration to me can be black. In order that’s what I made a decision to do! I framed my stunning, colourful paint swatch art work cupboard doorways with a black body to actually set them off. And I really like the way it turned out!

So now let me again up a bit and present you ways I completed off these cupboards. After ending out the construct of the particular cupboard, I wooden crammed all the nail holes and sanded these easy. After which I used to be able to caulk. I needed to fill all of those cracks with caulk earlier than portray. I at all times spend plenty of time on these ending particulars as a result of I believe placing time in to those actually pays off on the completed piece.

For instance, see this little crack the place the wooden body met the body of the IKEA cupboard?

All of these areas obtained stuffed with caulk.

After which you may see the little hole between the IKEA cupboard and the trim on the high.

And right here it’s crammed in with caulk.

If you happen to take the time to do these ending particulars, it actually will repay on the completed challenge.

When the caulk was dry, I taped off the frames of the IKEA cupboards (which I needed to maintain white), after which put a coat of white primer on all the pieces I needed to color black.

And after two coats of black paint, the cupboard was completed! I don’t have a paint coloration for you as a result of I combined the black utilizing two black paints that I had readily available — Behr Gentle Black and Behr Satin Black (which is what I used on the studio toilet vainness).

This cupboard is big and heavy. It’s about 64 inches large, 15.5 inches deep, and simply over 8 ft tall. And when pushing it into place, I discovered that the crown molding caught up slightly too excessive for the cupboard to be pushed flat in opposition to the wall. So I needed to take it off and reduce this bizarre little angle so it could match underneath the sloped ceiling.

And let me let you know, attempting to determine the way to reduce that angle with my miter noticed was no joke. I felt so dumb attempting to determine that out, however I lastly obtained it, and it really match completely with the ceiling! After which I needed to repeat that course of on the opposite aspect. 😀

So general, I completely love how this cupboard turned out. However one factor I’ve discovered about myself is that I don’t like cupboards with out pulls on them. I believed I didn’t need any cupboard pulls on these doorways as a result of I didn’t need to disrupt the movement of the colours.

So I ordered the push-open {hardware} from IKEA in order that I might hold the doorways free from seen {hardware}.

However now that I can see the completed cupboard, I believe the doorways want pulls. I believe the design is extra like wallpaper. I wouldn’t put up wallpaper after which resolve that nothing can go on the wallpaper.

As an alternative, I might deal with the wallpaper as one layer of design, after which I’d grasp a mirror, cabinets, art work, and so forth., over the wallpaper.

So I’m attempting to consider the paint swatch colours as the identical approach. They’re like wallpaper, and only one layer of the design. And it’s high quality to place one other layer over them. Now I simply must resolve what pulls to make use of to complete off these doorways.

I had initially bought these quite simple pulls once I thought these cupboards had been going to be pink and gold like the opposite cupboards within the room. These are the a lot shorter model of the lengthy pulls which can be on the drawers on the mural wall.

Or I might use these quite simple knobs, that are what I used on the cupboard doorways on the mural wall.

Or I might go a distinct route altogether. However I would like one thing very easy and understated.

However aside from that, the cupboard is completed, and I might sit and stare at all of it day. 😀

That is the view of the cupboard from my desk. All of these colours make me so pleased!