I appreciate the details, materials, the layout — all the finer things that make it special and swoon-worthy.But most of us probably don't cook in our dream kitchen. Ours was a little on the insane side, but it ended perfectly. I decided to trim the doors out to cover part of the old-fashioned hinge that extended onto the cabinet door. I just felt like that poke-y part was a bit too dated.It was crazy getting settled just in time to host our family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Tears came easily and our family time was just really sweet. I’ve been looking forward to sharing this cost effective way to update your kitchen cabinets. I noticed the green and knew there was copper under there. I bought a sheet of 1/4″ plywood and I had the guys at Lowe’s cut it into 3″ strips."I've seen people use hardware that looks like forks and spoons or mini chickens.Those options are fun, but they get old fast," Scott warns.2. Kristy Kropat, an interior designer based in San Francisco, recently moved into a new home, but she didn't love the kitchen.And if you are new to my blog, here's a side-by-side comparison of what I am talking about. I've put together a video tour to show you just how serious I am. I have some good footage of how much you can see the wood grain in the video, so be sure to check it out. So if you are on a budget but want to update your kitchen, be sure to check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding or priming here. Be sure to check out how our DIY concrete vanity is holding up also–just click here.
On the very last warm-ish day of the year, I laid out all the drawers and doors and got my painting on with my paint sprayer. I had them all primed with Zinsser oil based primer within 15 minutes.The countertop was black, so she picked a light gray for the uppers and lime green for the lower cabinets to brighten things up."Citrus-like colors — orange, yellow and green — look great in a kitchen," she says.3. "Replacing existing doors with glass-paneled ones looks like a major upgrade," Scott says.Kirk hired painters to spray the cabinets different colors for a two-toned kitchen.The top cabinets are painted with Benjamin Moore's Dove White and the bottom cabinets are painted with Benjamin Moore's Chelsea Gray.