Updating kitchen cabinets with paint

If you love to DIY, chances are…you love to save money. Instead of ripping out the old and buying new ones, why not update the ones you have?For the next several weeks, I will be sharing with you ways to update things without replacing or spending a fortune. Whether you add trim to the doors or paint your cabinets, you can get a great look without spending a lot of money.A very simple and quick update is to add molding or trim to the cabinet doors.You can attach using short nails, but for doors that are thin, you want to use a strong adhesive.Try to avoid anything that’s too extreme, as there’s already a lot of activity going on in the kitchen and you don’t want it to seem even busier.And always opt for a high-quality paint to ensure a durable finish.

Via AB Custom Designs Which brings us to this post – How to Update Oak / Wood Cabinets.

House (including Gel Stain details) Refacing (specific details for staining oak) More often than not, the 1980’s / 90’s oak cabinets don’t have hardware (handles or knobs).

While functionally it’s not a big deal because you can still open them, decoratively it’s like you’re missing the last piece of the puzzle.

When it comes to wood ‘things’ I usually defer to my favourite saying So, if you are truly wanting to ‘update’, then you’ll want to restain with a darker, more modern stain colour OR neutralize it with a lighter, more natural stain that doesn’t have the orange/yellow tone.

Realistically, most homeowners (if you have resale in mind) are looking for a more subtle look that is offered by maple, cherry, espresso or painted cabinets.

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