Tammy
Tammy
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  • Greensboro, NC
Asked on Oct 15, 2017

Kitchen Cabinets Needs Rescued

Paula Pittinger McNeelyCarrie LivingstonPeg
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I have cheap kitchen cabinets and the paint job is to bad to sand and redo. What can I do? I'm on a cheap budget.

7 answers
  • Sharon
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I would go to Habitat for Humanity Restore, they have lots of recycled cabinets.
    You could also so some open shelving for dishes and glassware, they make stainless steel ones for kitchen.
    If you can't sand them smooth, use paint stripper to remove the paint and then sand. As long as the cabinet is in good working order, its fixable with elbow grease.
  • Paula Pittinger McNeely
    on Oct 15, 2017

    you can use chalk paint. no need to sand or prime the cabinets.
    • Tammy
      on Oct 15, 2017

      What kind of chalk paint? What kind of brush do I use? I am new DYI and I'm 52 years old and just now starting to learn. I want to paint them off white..
  • Marie Rother
    on Oct 15, 2017

    replace doors only and new hardware ?
  • Marie Rother
    on Oct 15, 2017

    How about new doors and hardware that’s what I did
  • Peg
    on Oct 15, 2017

    You could just work with the doors and handles for a change,
  • Carrie Livingston
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Get rid of it and go with steel/chrome racks, industrial lighting.
  • Paula Pittinger McNeely
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Tammy, You can go on pinterest to see how to make your own chalk paint or buy already made. google on line to find a store near you. Walmart carries chalk paint but you want a bigger size than they carry. you just brush it on. it drys pretty fast. they also have a waxy overcoat you can buy. Amazon, Target, Tru-Value. Annie Sloan chalk paint is the most expensive. chalk paint is a little pricey. Or for another idea, chalkboard paint-diff than chalk paint, the kind you write on-has a bunch of diff colors. I found chalk paint powder on a blog. go to craftaholics anonymous & she tells you everything you need to know. she painted her kitchen cabinets with it. she gives you instructions & pictures. Good Luck to you! I'm 68 & looking for an inexpensive way to redo mine too. I found this while checking things out for you. if you're not on Pinterest, you should be! Let me know how your turn out. I think I'm going to use the powder mix.
    • Tammy
      on Oct 29, 2017

      Thank you so much. I am on Pinterest. Alot.
      I am going to try that and I will let you know.
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