These are the same cabinets that are currently in the kitchen (ugh!) only this single one is on the other side of the kitchen wall and sits in the dining room.I was planning on ripping it out, but then I got the idea to give it a makeover.I wasn’t quite sure the best way to refinish formica.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.There are three primary ways to reface cabinets: 1.
It’s called Cabinet Coat and I bought it online (click HERE). It levels out perfectly and gives a nice smooth finish that matches my remaining doors and drawers which I didn’t have to peel yet. I would have loved to try my new sprayer for this one but it was too cold outside in the garage. I still have to add molding to where the cabinet meets the quartz."Cabinet refacing can save up to 50 percent compared to the cost of replacing," says Cheryl Catalano, owner of Kitchen Solvers, a cabinet refacing franchise in Napierville, Ill."Refacing is an ideal option for many people because of its convenience," says Cheryl.And the roller worked really well because the paint levels perfectly and doesn’t show any roller or brush marks. I just want it to match the rest of the kitchen and make it look like it is part of the cabinet. What I like about them is that they aren’t bright gold but a subtle champagne-gold. I have also since attached the post on the cover which you can see in this post HERE.I’m also painting the front part of my kitchen island which is actually made from drywall. So here is what my painted doors and cabinets look like so far. My favorite painting tips and tricks HERE Since this post some things have changed.Refinish or paint existing cabinet and drawer fronts. Install new wood or laminate veneer over existing cabinet and drawer fronts. Install completely new cabinet doors and drawer fronts.Fans of refacing say this mini-makeover can give a kitchen a whole new look at a much lower cost than installing all-new cabinets.I started this project in February, before I started blogging — yes, it’s only been a little over 2 months since I started the site — so I wasn’t planning on anyone seeing the pictures but me, so the photos were taken with my crappy cell phone.But you definitely get the idea how horribly ugly that cabinet was; another remnant of the 80’s.Another alternative for homeowners with older cabinets in good condition is to remove the doors altogether and convert their existing cabinets to open shelving.Interior shelves can be removed or reconfigured inside the existing cabinet frames for a thoroughly modern and updated look.