How can I make over my kitchen cabinets in an inexpensive way?

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 25, 2019

    Old English scratch cover can be used to slightly change the appearance of wood. You can use Howard's Restore A Finish as well. Change & update the hardware or spray paint it with RustOleum spray paint.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jan 25, 2019

    Paint your existing knobs and pulls.

    Visit Habitat for Humanity stores for cabinet knobs and pulls you could use.

    Insert cabinet back material in beadboard, or paint backs of upper cabinets.

    Add wood trim, painted in a contrasting color.

    Add strips of copper.

    Add inserts of punched tin.


    Sand to bare wood and re-stain the same or a different wood tone, and seal well.

  • William William on Jan 25, 2019


    How to Paint Cabinets

    Make sure they are clean and dry. Remove the doors and hardware. Mark the doors and cabinets with tape where they go. Lightly sand the doors and cabinets to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint with 200 grit sandpaper or a green Scotch Brite pad.. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like KILZ. Acrylic or water base paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd or oil-based paints require good ventilation because the paint contains solvents that can irritate your lungs and make you feel sick. Alkyd options require mineral spirits for cleanup, but they provide a hard, durable paint finish. Whichever you use, buy the best-quality paint you can afford for a lasting kitchen cabinet finish. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jan 25, 2019

    I have also heard of people putting contact paper on their cabinets.