Are your kitchen cabinets a little tired or outdated but you don’t have the extra cash on hand to update them? Here are several different ideas for freshening up the space using items such as paint, bead board and decorative molding. I’ve also added a few tutorials for decorative finishes (crown molding, decorative feet and lighting). I’ll be adding more how-to’s to this collection as I find them, enjoy!
Remove Doors For Open Shelving: If you prefer no doors at all, here’s how to remove them and repair the holes and nics they left behind.
Painted & Distressed Edges: Surfaces are sanded, painted with two coats of primer, paint then edges distressed with a sander. Tinted glaze and a clear coat of Polyacrylic are done last.
Beadboard With Decorative Moldings: Old doors are cleaned and sanded then beadboard glued to the center panel (using liquid nails), finished off with decorative molding and paint.
How To Add Crown Molding: Hate the space on top of the cabinets? Extend them to the ceiling by adding crown molding at the top.
Add Fancy Feet: Add feet to cabinets using a few scraps of plywood, some screws and a bit of paint. Free printable template provided.