i had several questions and emails about painting my kitchen so i thought i would do one last post and then you don't have to hear about it anymore :)
painting: while i would love to say that i was cool enough to tackle this project myself, i'm not. i left it to the professionals but i did buy all of the supplies so i can guide you a little on what they used. our cabinets were a light stained wood so to get the paint to adhere they first started w/ sanding all of them. next, they used zinsser cover stain. this stuff is heavy duty and so we moved out of our house for 4 days while they painted. it's an oil based primer that covers really well over wood, knots, etc. here is a pic of the can if you need a visual:
my paint colors were Benjamin Moore from the Classic Color collection. the cabinets were oil base, which is not my favorite thing to use but the durability is a lot better.
cabinets: Vapor Trails 1556 (this is actually one shade lighter then Sally Wheat's kitchen)
and the walls: Northern Cliffs 1536a lot of people also asked about my chair fabric....its one of my spare DR chairs and the stripe is lulu dk's catwalk light blue w/ brown. thanks a million for all of your sweet comments! it was fun sharing the process and even more fun to get the "after" product! and i can't end w/out saying happy valentine's day!! seriously, can this cake make its way into my kitchen so i can eat it?!! xoxox