I am so excited because the cabinet doors and drawer fronts are the main item left to complete the office for the One Room Challenge. I’m still waiting on my faux bricks to be delivered, but regardless of when they are delivered, they are not a necessity for the completion of the office. However, the cabinet doors and drawer fronts are!
If you’ve been following this project on Instagram, you know that my cabinet doors and drawer fronts were supposed to be delivered last Friday, but the delivery was delayed until Monday. We have built everything from scratch in this office so far, but I anticipated from the start that we would probably need to source part of the project. When Angela Rose revealed her collaboration for custom cabinet doors for her kitchen, I started researching custom made cabinet doors. There’s many companies that make custom cabinet doors, drawer fronts, drawers and more and I chose The Cabinet Door Store because they had short lead times (12-15 days) and free shipping. Don’t underestimate free shipping- every other online store I checked quoted at least $250 for shipping, which was half the total cost of my order! Doors and drawer fronts are priced per square foot and the cost of my order for six doors and four drawer fronts was $504.14.
Even though delivery was delayed, I was extremely impressed with the quality of the doors and drawer fronts. You can choose from many different wood species and materials, but I chose paint grade hardwood. The doors and drawer fronts came wrapped and packaged very carefully, and they are solid and beautiful! I chose the Edgewater door style.
I didn’t want shaker style doors- I wanted something different but classic. I studied cabinet door styles from designer projects and found one that I loved. I am a huge fan of Jean Stoffer’s line of cabinets and her door style is identical the Edgewater style, so obviously I chose that one!
The cost of painted cabinet doors more than doubled the cost, so I decided early on that I would paint the doors myself. The best tutorial on spraying doors is from Jenna of Jenna Sue Design Co. She and her husband just built gorgeous master closet built ins with custom doors like I ordered. They painted their doors as well and her tips and tutorial were perfect. I also used tips from Katie at Florence Revival– see her Instagram highlight on kitchen cabinets. We drilled small holes in the bottom of each cabinet door and hung them from hangers in a makeshift spray tent in our garage. This helped immensely because I could paint all sides of the door at once.
Wagner Spraytech gifted me a Flexio 4000 paint sprayer to complete this task and I couldn’t be happier with the results! This paint sprayer made ALL the difference. I borrowed a cheap paint sprayer from a friend last year to paint the playhouse in our backyard, and I loved the convenience and how quickly I was able to paint a large area. However, after using the Flexio 4000 I would always recommend purchasing a high quality paint sprayer over any cheaper brand. This is why: the Flexio 4000 has settings customizable for all types of paints and finishes and you do NOT have to thin your paint! I used Sherwin Williams Emerald Eurethane paint, which is a very thick and high quality trim and cabinet paint. The Flexio 4000 has specific settings that can handle this type of paint and produce a smooth, professional finish.
Bottom line: this paint sprayer was an absolute dream to use. AND it was also amazingly easy to clean! There are only five parts to take off and wash. I washed mine in less than 5 minutes using just water. It’s easier than cleaning a paint brush!
You may notice that this post is about painting cabinet doors but they are not installed yet! A contractor friend is assisting me with the installation tomorrow, so I will reveal the finished doors and drawer fronts next week.
This week I wanted to also share a special touch I added because this is a his/hers offices space. Monika Hibbs’ his/hers office space was one of my sources of inspiration for this project in general and then I realized I should definitely add a his/hers touch just like she did! I thought a lot about what would reflect my husband and I in a unique and fun way, and I found the perfect printables on Etsy for this! I purchased this Ruth Bader Ginsberg printable for my desk and this Nissan Skyline GTR printable for RJ (that’s his favorite car EVER). I chose a vintage-looking brass frame for mine and a simple black frame for RJ’s. This touch really adds a lot of character to the space as well as defines each desk area.
Thanks to Wagner Spraytech for sponsoring this post!