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Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets

  1. Laura@JourneyChic says:

    Wow – the kitchen looks a million times better! Great step-by-step tips, too. Awesome job!

  2. Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow says:

    Wow, what an undertaking! Great tutorial.

  3. tiffany says:

    Thanks for all the tips! The kitchen looks wonderful and was certainly worth all the time you spent making it beautiful. Now I just need to find an outdated kitchen to revamp!

  4. One Love says:

    Thanks for the tips! The after look amazing! I was totally cracking up because I to get paint EVERYWHERE!!!!!!

  5. Miss Wendy says:

    Anytime you take a on a project like that there is always an element of "what if this doesn't work". Just trust yourself and look what you get- fabulous!
    That trick Jon used was smart! I also appreciate the tip on the paint remover… I also get paint everywhere.

  6. Geezees Custom Canvas Art says:

    Thanks for the awesome tips…your kitchen looks AMAZING!!!

  7. ~Chandelier No. 4~ says:

    Great follow-up post. Thanks!


  8. Meredith says:

    That looks great!! You did a really nice job!!! Thanks for the info!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    ew paid 2,000 several years ago..the guy made a mess and took 2 months…they need re-doing…sooooooooooooooooooooo not having another 2,000…maybe…
    but please tell…did you brush? roll? what type of paint? a finish coat? I can't even image doing this…but but but…… maybe?


  10. Jami says:

    Fantastic! A little paint can go a LONG way! I bet your mom is loving it and is so happy! Nice work Camilla!I always love seeing your projects!

  11. I am Stacey... says:

    I'm very impressed by this! You did a great job on such a tight budget.

  12. Breeanna says:

    Never thought of putting Caulk in the spots above the cabinets! Good idea and great work.


  13. Diane says:

    It looks beautiful…what an awesome job. Love the way you walked us through the whole process.

  14. D Gotlib says:

    Beautiful job! Bravo!

  15. Rebecca says:

    I am so glad I found this post. I am going to paint our kitchen cabinets this year and reading this was super helpful!

  16. Tina says:

    The kitchen looks fantastic! I love that knob template /gadget, what a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful tips 🙂 You did a great job, I bet your Mum is thrilled with the result 🙂

  17. nkp says:

    Excellent advice. Thanks Camila. I plan on saving these two posts in my hope-to-do-very-soon file.

  18. pve design says:

    Great tips!
    You and hubby make a great team.

  19. paula says:

    I am so saving this tutorial. The hubby is currently "thinking about it". I guess at some point he said that I said no more projects for a while, but that doesn't seem like something I would ever say, ha!

  20. Nikki says:

    Looks fantastic! We did our cabinets a year ago, they were nice dark wood ones, but dated and no one else wanted me to paint them. We have a small house though, so white cabinets definitely brighton the place up. Lots of work, but definitely worth it!

  21. Christen says:

    Great tips! If I didn't rent I would be doing this this weekend – Lord knows my kitchen needs it!

  22. Kati @ Obscured Flair- says:

    thank you for the guided step-by-steps! I had no clue that Ikea made the hardware plastic hole thingy! I love what you did to the kitchen!

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  24. leenapaul says:

    Kitchen cabinets are something you use every day, yet you probably never take the time to appreciate them. They seem simple enough, but there is actually more than plenty involved behind the scenes. There are many things to consider regarding Discount Cabinets refacing, cabinets materials, finishes, door designs, and even information on hardware.

  25. Yashila says:

    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow /Hey thanks man!! you are so good. I think this the perfect work.
    Kitchen Cabinets

  26. Cheyenne says:

    I found your blog through google, and have read this post in detail. I appreciate all the little steps you've put in. We are thinking about painting our cabinets and I'm SCARED…

    This has helped piles! Thanks!

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