Painting Kitchen Cabinets

We had our Kitchen cabinets painted white 8 years ago. Needless to say, they need painted again. I would like to do something different. Maybe, black with yellow walls accented with my red pieces? Any ideas or pictures would be helpful. Also, could I strip the existing paint off and get back to wood and stain? How?

LoLo from TX

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets

I put a post up here a while ago regarding painting my own kitchen cabinets. The doors were originally a bland, pale blue colour (we had bought the units second hand as it was all we could afford and adapted them to fit our kitchen). At a large hardware store I bought laminate primer and two tins of laminate paint, each tinted a different colour. I removed the doors, taking off the hinges and handles, then gave each a light sand and applied one coat of laminate primer. Then I gave them another light sand and applied two coats of laminate paint (with a light sand between each coat). They are now much easier to clean, look totally different & I'm much happier with this look until we can afford a new kitchen, if we decide to go that way, but we'll probably just replace doors. We did retile also but even that was done as cheaply as possible. You can have the laminate paints tinted to a wide range of colours...so many colour schemes can be chosen depending on individual styles and likes. All up, our revamp probably cost approx $250...definitely no more than $300 (Aus dollars). (09/09/2006)

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets

To try out different colors, Google for "Color-A-Room" + "Better Homes and Gardens." They have photos of rooms (kitchen, bedroom, etc) and you can click on different colors to color the various elements in the rooms. (09/09/2006)

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