Painted Kitchen Cabinets


Short story ...my children made me breakfast in bed and one left the oven door ajar (Not Me did it) resulting in the plastic laminate melting on doors and drawers on each side of the oven. Now how could I be mad at my sweet angels who were only trying to please me on my birthday? I lived with them like that for years when one day I pulled on a piece of the laminate and it peeled right off, very easily. Oops! Now what? It looked worse then ever now. So I peeled ALL the laminate off ALL the cabinets. Now I got myself in a big mess! So I just winged it. Didn't read anything about how to paint cabinets, just did it ....and a good thing, because they came out better then I'd ever expected. I like them a lot better then the white. All for $60 and a lot of time!!
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  • Kelley Metzgar
    on Sep 12, 2018

    OMG! This is amazing! I have this problem in my bathroom, and I just want to make sure the paint is “water resistant”.... any pointers?

    • Maureen O'Donovan
      on Jan 26, 2019

      I painted these almost ten years ago and they still look great! The polyacrylic makes it waterproof.

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  • Char
    on Feb 16, 2015

    Wow, just ran across this post and I have to say - they look stunning! !!

  • Tracey Willis Thomas
    on Feb 23, 2015

    wow those cabinets and counter top turned out AWESOME...might get the courage to try that! ;-) maybe start in the bathroom (we have the same thing but smaller project then the kitchen...) thanks for sharing and having the guts to do it!

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