Updating old wooden kitchen cabinets

Move along the same side and place more nails, making sure everything is flush as you go. If the piece is too big After cutting the strips, take them back to the cabinet door and see how they fit.

If the piece is too big, cut a little bit more from the piece.

I decided to strip all the old paint off my cabinet doors because they were not painted very well before But if that is not your case here are some great tutorials on prepping cabinets to paint, from Young House Love and from Cherished Bliss.

Now that I had my MDF cut and doors sanded I was ready to add the trim to the cabinets. The first step was prepping the MDF strips, to do this I sanded the edges with #220 grit sandpaper to give them a smooth finish after cutting, Next, I placed the MDF strip flat on a sheet on the ground.

The house is probably not going to be returned to us in better shape than we handed it over. ) But also, there is a limit to how much we can earn each month from the house, so investing in to a new kitchen would be pointless, (at least until we decide to sell – and I doubt we will do it then either).

Once, I accepted the fact that our kitchen was going to stay this color, I had to decide what small changes we could make to improve the look of the space and ideas to update oak kitchen cabinets. This was not that much of a stretch since turquoise and blue are a main color way in the last home, but bringing that color into the kitchen really helped the orange look nicer.

But finally, I decided it was time to get it because I had to start on the doors.

I went to Home Depot () and asked a worker to help me.

Who loves the look of the classic shaker style cabinet doors? But I could not bring myself to rip out these solid wood cabinets, plus I did not want to spend the money on new ones.

A year ago we were talking about what to do with our kitchen cabinets because they were dated.

In the end, we decided to You have probably seen tutorials on how to DIY a shaker style cabinet door because I have and I used their tutorial to start my updates, like this one or this one.

And I think when and if we update, when we are ready to sell, we might try staining the cabinets a dark chocolate to match the living room floors, or just go ahead ad paint them, but for now we are happy with the changes we made…

FYI, here is a link when we were building the columns in case you wanted to see how we did it.

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