Updating kitchen cabinets with paint

But what if you can't afford to buy all-new cabinets with the latest storage features and styles?

Love expensive materials even though they don't love your budget? RMSer Hoagie wasn't able to do granite throughout her entire kitchen, so she tops just her island with the classic stone.

Some people try to save time by painting everything — hinges and all — while they're still in place, but Petersik warns that it's not a long-term fix.

"Your cabinets and hardware will start to chip and show signs of wear within a month — or even immediately." Once the paint on the hinges starts to crack, all you can do is sand everything down and soak the hardware to remove the paint, so save yourself the aggravation.

Using unified decor with a consistent colour palette can really help to update a kitchen or bathroom with oak cabinets.

If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh new look.

And of course you can hire a cabinet company to do this for you, but with a bottle of wine and a saw you might be AMAZED at what you can accomplish (it’s how I trim my toenails…) Seriously though, want to know how?

New cabinets can take up nearly 50 percent of your total budget for a kitchen renovation, and functional cabinets can mean the difference between a kitchen that works and one that doesn't.Adding insult to injury, our blue laminate countertops with orange oak trim were being upstaged by the covering the countertop of the new cabinet. I found that Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations works with melamine, and the kit comes with everything you need but the brushes. There are tons of tutorials on the internet about how to go about painting your kitchen cabinets, such as this one by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body and this one by The Kim Six Fix.Instead of rehashing the whole process, today I want to give you suggestions specifically made for those of us suffering with these particularly ugly cabinets. If you don’t prime the oak portions of the cabinets, the orange WILL show through unless you slather on 3 or 4 layers of the base coat included in the Rustoleum kit.The bonus is that most oak cabinets (if they have their original hardware) have hinges in this colour, so that’s just one less thing to worry about! Another beautiful finish with oak cabinets, adding a bit of contrast and drama without being as stark as black.did a FABulous job of updating her kitchen while keeping the rich tone of her oak cabinets.