Updating kitchen wooden cabinets
The fridge moved to where an exterior door once was and I installed a used kitchen cabinet in its place for pull-out trash cans.Even the 80s track lighting was replaced with a shiny new kitchen track lighting.Half the can was gone and I hadn’t even started on the doors!Zinsser B-I-N primer, which is shellac based, stopped tannin bleed amazingly well.Painting is the obvious answer for dated cabinets, but I was worried that the plain, flat-front doors might still look cheap & bland, even with a fresh coat of paint.I thought that adding simple trim to the fronts would really dress them up and make them look more expensive than they are.Adding insult to injury, our blue laminate countertops with oak trim were being upstaged by the covering the countertop of the new cabinet. Check out how my contact paper kitchen counter has held up over the last two years! I really wanted to paint the cabinets white, but I was worried about how well regular paint would stick to melamine.Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations is the perfect paint for melamine cabinets, and the kit comes with everything you need but the brushes. These tips are specifically made for those of us suffering with these ugly melamine cabinets with oak trim. To make it easier, I’ve created a checklist with all my tips on how to paint these 80s kitchen cabinets.
Look at my busy worker bees 🙂 This was about as far as we got with my family, but we had made HUGE progress and I was ecstatic!I thought about using the leftover subway tile from the shower surround to add a backsplash (which I would ).However, the current little backsplash is integrated into the laminate countertop, which means that it can’t be removed without removing the entire countertop, and it’s my personal pet peeve to have a backsplash that doesn’t go the whole way down to the countertop. ) We’re not able to replace the countertop, so that means no backsplash either! Melamine cabinets with oak trim were a popular style back when I was a kid. I’ll show you how to update melamine kitchen cabinets with paint and new hardware to give them a brand new look. I’ve even provided a handy checklist with additional tips, so you can enjoy your new kitchen sooner and with less mistakes.We’ve made a few changes to our kitchen to improve the flow and storage situation.
Before painting the doors, I pre-drilled holes for the hardware.