Paint kitchen cabinets?

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
2908 posts
Sugar bee

Congrats on your purchase! Have you looked into staining the cabinets, rather than outright painting them? That can be a good option. Another thing I’d suggest is replacing the hardware. It’s a super easy thing to do, inexpensive, and makes quite a difference visually. 

Post # 3
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

How much bigger is the kitchen from the photo?  I painted my kitchen cabinets last summer and we went with white because we have black appliances and it is a small kitchen so dark cabinets would have made it seem even smaller.  We also changed out all the hinges and added new hardware.  I am absolutely in love!  Here is the link to the tutorial I used and feel free to PM me with any other questions.

Post # 5
47289 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you keeping those appliances? If so, I would paint the cabinets white to match. Your kitchen will feel so much larger. As a pp suggested, changing the hardware is also an easy update.

Post # 7
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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anon1227 :  We have white (well horrible cream) laminate countertops and white walls as well.  We are going to upgrade our countertops within the next year or so and then maybe paint the walls.  That’s the great thing about owning a home is not everything has to be done right away.  You could paint the cabinets white, knowing in a year, you will paint the walls, maybe in another year, redo the counters.  Also, paint is a pretty relatively cheap upgrade that boosts the value of your home when you go to sell.  Might be worth it to spend $100 to paint the walls too.

Post # 9
1485 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Before color – I don’t have many before pictures b/c they were all online before I sold it. 


During – “the work” ugh.


Realty photos – staging photos for when I sold. 


I also have this link too:


I removed, sanded and painted all my original cabinets white and replaced hardware in my first home. It was a lot of work but it looked 10x better. 

 I gave you the link above because I don’t want to have to sand my current old cabinets because of before said excess work. 

My advice to you is “do it right the first time”. 

For our cabinets at the current home, I will probably do a greige (sp?) and then a grey on the island.


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