By Morley Hunt
February 24, 2018 7:40am CST
Today's job is the kitchen cabinets... The one bank has had all the knobs/handles removed....the holes filled, sanded and primed. Yesterday I put a first coat on. It's light over dark, so the results were not particularly encouraging. This morning I applied a second coat....much better. A third coat should have these cabinets updated and ready to perform for a couple of years while I determine exactly how I want my new kitchen to look. Isn't it amazing the change a couple of coats of paint can make?
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Yes it is....tonight I should be able to get a better photo as the change progresses. It's a temporary fix....the kitchen needs to be replaced, but this will freshen and renew it for a couple of years and not cost a lot. (I can almost pay for it with my Mylot earnings.)
The more I get painted, the more I'm liking it. Normally I like a natural wood finish....but these cabinets are 40 year old melamine on pressboard. They aren't in horrid condition, but I can't afford to replace them immediately...so this freshens them for a few more years.
• Gainesville, Florida
@Morleyhunt I'm like you, in that I like a natural wood finish. But it sounds like you found a suitable alternative to your current cabinets until such time as you can make a more permanent change. I hope you like the outcome and that it holds up well for you for a few years!
It's melamine.....the cabinets are pressed board with a melamine veneer. It is kind of tired looking and a bit beat up. The kitchen needs a makeover (new kitchen), but I need to decide on a better layout before I consider paying a lot of money to redo the kitchen. For now, it's a coat of paint (colour is called kettle corn) and new urethaned wooden knobs.
• United States
@Morleyhunt i've cheap mobile home cabinets so's can empathize. sadly mine'd not take to a sandin' to be painted 's i fear they'd jest plum fall 'part. currently the upper cabinets 're bein' supported by ol' table legs....
My cabinets were a dark finish. The colour I painted is called "kettle corn" a nice soft yellow. It matches the colour of my china cabinet which will be housed next to these cabinets. I'm thinking a light pine green for the kitchen....but then I spotted a fresh looking yellow green that might look good as well.
I've been busy the last two weeks adding a bit or colour to our new home and now freshening the kitchen. I need to paint the master bedroom yet before I head back east as well as the kitchen walls. Each small change makes it more our own.