Amy Dowling
Amy Dowling
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  • Loveland, OH

DIY: Painted Kitchen Cabinets


I decided to take the plunge and paint my oak kitchen cabinets. Today I am giving you step by step directions on how I tackled the job and pictures of the end result!
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First begin by washing your cabinets and then sanding lightly.
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Using a tack cloth, wipe off.
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I used a clear bonding primer from Sherwin Williams. It acts as a glue so your paint will adhere to the surface.
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Tape off and paint two coats of your paint once your primer has dried.
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I took all the cabinet doors and drawer fronts off and painted those with a brush for edges and a roller for the panels.
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I removed all the hardware and used black spray paint to upcycle the existing hinges.
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The updated hinges.
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I purchased new drawer handles to update the look.
The final product!
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I left the doors off of two sets of cabinets to create an open shelf look.
Much needed update. I love the final look. It lightens and brightens the kitchen! See the full reveal over on my blog.
Our built in breakfast nook.
It lightens and brightens the kitchen.
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  • Cathe Ashcraft
    on Oct 18, 2018

    Ha! I thought I was the only one with the black floor in my kitchen


    I love the makeover job same cabinets as mine

    You’ve inspired me I’m going to give it a try

  • Nancy Bedell
    on May 4, 2019

    I have a problem I used rustoleum transformation for cabinets with the dark glaze, my problem is the wood grain has darkened more and I am not happy I would like to paint them but not sure what to do to prep for painting over the rustoleum kit.




    Woo

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