Okay, I really am getting to the painting story. But I realized I should start at the beginning with our cabinet door makeover. It started when I found a brand-spanking new cabinet at a yard sale for $5. It would fit perfectly in our kitchen remodel and it had this fun detail on the doors.
- 1/4" plywood
- table saw
- hand saw (you could also use a miter saw or circular saw)
- wood glue
- finishing nails
- wood filler
Once we had a set cut and ready we started with a dry run to make sure things fit together well. Then we attached all the boards with wood glue and a few 1/2" finishing nails.
We let them sit in the basement overnight for the glue to dry. Then we used a wood filler to fill any gaps and nail holes in trim. After some more dry time, we sanded everything nice and smooth.
Then we were ready for primer and paint! But we're getting to that. Until then here's a little peek at the the finished doors. It really made them look like whole new cabinets with just a small investment!
Anybody else been working on a kitchen update or revamping old cabinetry?