This project is about a year old, but hasn't made its way to my blog. Last year about this time my husband and I were in a fix-it-up mode and painted walls to cabinets in many rooms of our home.
We used standard paint for our guest bathroom and spray paint for our master bathroom. Yes, spray paint...and because it was so easy, we decided to try it out in our laundry room.
Here are some "before" pictures. The wood is the standard 1980's oak.
The laundry room opens up to the garage so we were able to open the door for ventilation...since we were spray painting. We took the doors off and sprayed those outside, but the framing was done in a matter of minutes. We didn't really tape off the "seam" between the cabinets and the wall because we were changing the wall color as well.
After wiping down the cabinets, I sprayed on one coat of white primer to begin with and then used an ivory color made by Rustoleum (2 coats.) It's really hard to see in the "after" pictures, but you can still slightly see the grain of the wood through the paint, which added a nice effect. After painting we added new hardware.
Also, my handy husband tiled the counter area. It looks so much fresher!