Updating pine kitchen cabinets

by  |  03-Feb-2020 00:42

If you can paint a wall (and even if you can’t) you can paint your kitchen cabinets.

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In this kitchen, cream-colored custom kitchen cabinets lighten the space and add contrast to the steel stove. To indulge the splurge on marble countertops, these homeowners saved elsewhere by keeping the original room layout and plumbing as is.

Off-the-shelf cabinets and inexpensive tile also helped cut costs.

You can spruce up and modernize your pine cabinets with a few inexpensive do-it-yourself techniques.

A soft wood, pine is easier to refinish and stain than many hardwood cabinets, giving you a wide range of options for adding color as well as decorative and architectural elements.

Options to consider include gold gilding, for an elegant effect, creating a crackled paint surface for a chic modern twist on vintage decor, or distressing by painting and then selectively sanding away portions of paint at edges.

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