Take a look at Amy’s cabinets. She’s posted the entire process over on day-lab diy. Sure, it was a lot of work, but if you follow her steps, you could get the same fantastic results. This is the Cliffs Notes version of what she did:
- She removed all the doors from the cabinets.
- Then Amy removed all the hardware.
- She sanded the glossy finish off the cabinets and doors with 220 grit sandpaper.
- Next she cleaned all the parts with tack cloth. (Note, you can have just as good results using a soft damp cloth.)
- Then she primed with Kilz latex primer.
- After the primer, Amy applied 3 coats of green and white paint where appropriate for the design.
- When the final coat of paint was completely dry, she applied 3 clear protective coats of Polycrylic. (I would suggest sanding the individual pieces with 220 grit between coats of poly for a super smooth finish.)