(Closed) Refacing Cabinets?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

You might want to check out the posts about this topic (painting kitchen cabinets) on http://www.younghouselove.com, if you haven’t already. We are going to be doing something to our cabinets- at this point I think painting them- but if this is an easy, affordable alternative to painting them, I’d be interested in hearing more as well. Where have you looked at that says they do this? Lowe’s, Home Depot? Or you just pick out the doors from somewhere like Ikea? I wonder what that would look like. Hmm.

My best guess for getting the rest of the cabinets to match is to paint them. You could probably do a color match at a paint store easily.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

There is wood veneer that you put on the rest of the cabinets so they match the doors.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Not sure how much work you want to put into it but just last spring, we had really old, ugly oak cabinets in our bathroom.  I removed all the doors and hinges, sanded them all (as well as the cabinet) and restained them a gorgeous dark mahaggony/cherry color.  Then replaced all the hinges, handles, lighting.  I did it in two weekends and with a new paint job and light fixture, had a like new bathroom for less than $200!!!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We painted our kitchen cabinets!

I have pics at home though, not on this computer. But I LOVE the change. We had dark very dated looking cabinets,and I love white cabinets, so we sanded, primed and painted them glossy white.

Everyone thinks they look great & it was way easier then our intial thought which was to replace the doors and then try to match the rest of the cabinet.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Home depot does offer this service. They have a designer come to your home, go through options, measure and quote you. Our kitchen came in around 10k which is a LOT more than we want to spend. They also make you “book today” or the price would have been about 20% higher… 

We will be painting ours white. My family did this in my childhood home and they looked amazing!

 

@AnnieAAA: Hope you can post pics tonight!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I’ve painted everything at least once in my house (and some things several times). There’s an additive you can buy that turns paint into stain, which ends up looking like a professional finish. I did it on my kitchen table top and its been done for 9 years and still looks like I just did it.

I’ve also changed my kitchen cabinets from flat doors that had the base painted in a colonial blue color with white fronts, to a putty color with added rope moulding. Adding moulding will give added dimension and interest to cabinets, and its put on just like a picture frame. We replaced all the pulls and knobs and hardware, so they look brand new and really made a huge difference in our kitchen. It does take time,tho, so be prepared.

Refacing cabinets is pretty costly,especially if done by a prefessional. I know my Mom’s estimate for her tiny kitchen was over $10,000. many years ago.

The insides are a little trickier to do, and are probably best done with a sprayer. Everything has to be allowed to dry and cure before being used, and if you don’t wait long enough, cans and bottles will just scrape the paint right off,or they’ll stick.

Are your existing cabinets in good shape and are they all wood? Many bases are particle board so they don’t accept the paint the same. Do you have pictures?

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@aubrav:It sounds like the same person made our kitchen cabinets! I hate mine too. I think we will be going with painting them white. I’m very interested to see your Powerpoint! And I do think I remember hearing about this at Home Depot but as a poster mentioned above I think it would come in way more expensive than we want to spend!I think if you want a wood color you could stain them but it seems like that would be extremely difficult…. I would rather try painting them dark than staining them but that’s just me!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Nice! I like your kitchen. I think white would actually look great, but so would a lighter- or darker- wood stain, you’re right.  I am so jealous of all the cabinet space you have!! 

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