How do I refinish kitchen cabinet doors? I want to paint some old cabinets and replace the center with frosted glass. It looks like there is a gloss finish on the cabinets and they are old. I don't want to hurt the wood.
By Stephanie from Bokoshe, OK
Don't worry too much about the wood, we did the same at our house, hit it with a sander and then hand sanded the detail (a bit ornate) then primed and painted, was a lengthy process but thoroughly worth it!
Go to http://www.thisoldhouse.com and enter 'paint kitchen cabinets' in the search box. I used their instructions on my cabinets and they turned out beautiful. It took me 2 weeks to complete the project. I painted my cabinets white and changed the hardware. I also left off two cabinet doors and glued red & white check fabric to the back.
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I need some advice on re-finishing or painting my kitchen cabinets. Here's a look at my kitchen. What do you think I should do with these cabinets?
By Sabrina from Painesville, OH
Completely refinishing them would be a lot of work---you would have to take the old finish off first. I would take the doors off and pick a color of paint you like and paint them and then paint the actual cabinet part in either a matching color or a contrasting one.
You can create a more unique look in your kitchen by painting the lower cabinets a different color than the upper ones. This is a page about painting lower kitchen cabinets a different colour.
This is a page about painting wood cabinets. A coat of paint can really update older wood cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom.
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