Updating kitchen cabinets yourself

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I thought about using the leftover subway tile from the shower surround to add a backsplash (which I would ).However, the current little backsplash is integrated into the laminate countertop, which means that it can’t be removed without removing the entire countertop, and it’s my personal pet peeve to have a backsplash that doesn’t go the whole way down to the countertop. ) We’re not able to replace the countertop, so that means no backsplash either! contractor Tom Silva started his carpentry career over 35 years ago, he often built the kitchen cabinets he installed for his customers."Back then, it was still cost-effective for small shops to build them," he recalls.There’s still a little more left to do in this room, but all of the major projects are DONE!COST: Sanders & sandpaper:

All it would take was a quick sanding down with an orbital sander to remove the numbers, right?(Spoiler: nnnnnoootttt.) My sisters & I were outside tackling the cabinet doors.Alyssa sanded all the doors with an orbital sander, & Megan & I worked on adding the “trim” yardstick detail to the fronts.For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets.Make the most of your kitchen's existing storage space by installing a pull-out shelf in one—or all—of the base cabinets.

(already owned) Yardsticks (36): Black spray paint: Primer: White paint: Tan paint: Polycrylic:

I thought about using the leftover subway tile from the shower surround to add a backsplash (which I would ).

However, the current little backsplash is integrated into the laminate countertop, which means that it can’t be removed without removing the entire countertop, and it’s my personal pet peeve to have a backsplash that doesn’t go the whole way down to the countertop. ) We’re not able to replace the countertop, so that means no backsplash either!

contractor Tom Silva started his carpentry career over 35 years ago, he often built the kitchen cabinets he installed for his customers.

"Back then, it was still cost-effective for small shops to build them," he recalls.

There’s still a little more left to do in this room, but all of the major projects are DONE!

COST: Sanders & sandpaper:

All it would take was a quick sanding down with an orbital sander to remove the numbers, right?(Spoiler: nnnnnoootttt.) My sisters & I were outside tackling the cabinet doors.Alyssa sanded all the doors with an orbital sander, & Megan & I worked on adding the “trim” yardstick detail to the fronts.For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets.Make the most of your kitchen's existing storage space by installing a pull-out shelf in one—or all—of the base cabinets.

(already owned) Yardsticks (36): Black spray paint: Primer: White paint: Tan paint: Polycrylic: [[

I thought about using the leftover subway tile from the shower surround to add a backsplash (which I would ).However, the current little backsplash is integrated into the laminate countertop, which means that it can’t be removed without removing the entire countertop, and it’s my personal pet peeve to have a backsplash that doesn’t go the whole way down to the countertop. ) We’re not able to replace the countertop, so that means no backsplash either! contractor Tom Silva started his carpentry career over 35 years ago, he often built the kitchen cabinets he installed for his customers."Back then, it was still cost-effective for small shops to build them," he recalls.There’s still a little more left to do in this room, but all of the major projects are DONE!COST: Sanders & sandpaper: $0 (already owned) Yardsticks (36): $25 Black spray paint: $5 Primer: $21 White paint: $30 Tan paint: $27 Polycrylic: $0 (already owned) TOTAL: $108 Not bad for the difference that these updates made!As long as the frames and doors are structurally sound, you can clean them up and brush on a fresh coat of paint—and within a weekend take that kitchen from dreary to sunny.

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I thought about using the leftover subway tile from the shower surround to add a backsplash (which I would ).

However, the current little backsplash is integrated into the laminate countertop, which means that it can’t be removed without removing the entire countertop, and it’s my personal pet peeve to have a backsplash that doesn’t go the whole way down to the countertop. ) We’re not able to replace the countertop, so that means no backsplash either!

contractor Tom Silva started his carpentry career over 35 years ago, he often built the kitchen cabinets he installed for his customers.

"Back then, it was still cost-effective for small shops to build them," he recalls.

There’s still a little more left to do in this room, but all of the major projects are DONE!

COST: Sanders & sandpaper: $0 (already owned) Yardsticks (36): $25 Black spray paint: $5 Primer: $21 White paint: $30 Tan paint: $27 Polycrylic: $0 (already owned) TOTAL: $108 Not bad for the difference that these updates made!

As long as the frames and doors are structurally sound, you can clean them up and brush on a fresh coat of paint—and within a weekend take that kitchen from dreary to sunny.

All you need to update your old kitchen cabinets is some strong cleaner, sandpaper, a paintbrush, and a little elbow grease.

]] (already owned) TOTAL: 8 Not bad for the difference that these updates made!

As long as the frames and doors are structurally sound, you can clean them up and brush on a fresh coat of paint—and within a weekend take that kitchen from dreary to sunny.

All you need to update your old kitchen cabinets is some strong cleaner, sandpaper, a paintbrush, and a little elbow grease.

(already owned) TOTAL: 8 Not bad for the difference that these updates made!As long as the frames and doors are structurally sound, you can clean them up and brush on a fresh coat of paint—and within a weekend take that kitchen from dreary to sunny.

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All it would take was a quick sanding down with an orbital sander to remove the numbers, right?

(Spoiler: nnnnnoootttt.) My sisters & I were outside tackling the cabinet doors.

Alyssa sanded all the doors with an orbital sander, & Megan & I worked on adding the “trim” yardstick detail to the fronts.

For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets.

Make the most of your kitchen's existing storage space by installing a pull-out shelf in one—or all—of the base cabinets.

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All it would take was a quick sanding down with an orbital sander to remove the numbers, right?(Spoiler: nnnnnoootttt.) My sisters & I were outside tackling the cabinet doors.Alyssa sanded all the doors with an orbital sander, & Megan & I worked on adding the “trim” yardstick detail to the fronts.For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets.Make the most of your kitchen's existing storage space by installing a pull-out shelf in one—or all—of the base cabinets.

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