Painted Kitchen Cabinets

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Project by Jake Willet posted 06-10-2016 03:23 AM 1148 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After researching painting vs building new cabinets, we chose to paint them. They were red oak and we chose to use FPE brushing putty and the whole shebang to eliminate grain showing through. I had no idea how much of a process this would be. I went over each door/drawer front 11 times with either sandpaper or paint. It was kind of repetitive and monotonous….but I’m happy with how it looks. I got the idea of extending these to the ceiling by browsing hundreds of pictures on the web

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#1 posted 06-10-2016 07:26 AM

You made good choice, I like this makeover, looks so much spacy with white colour.

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#2 posted 06-10-2016 11:58 AM

Wow Jake. Nice job. I really LIKE the way you extended them up. Looks great !

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#3 posted 06-10-2016 01:17 PM

Always wanted to extend ours up like that. Looks great! I have painted old crappy oak cabinets. It’s not fun. Well done.

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#4 posted 06-11-2016 01:15 PM

Looks great. I love white kitchens. Believe it or not our kitchen is set up almost identical to yours and is also white, but with glass doors on most of the cabinets and we don’t have the counter sticking out. I would never have the patience to do all that filling, sanding and repainting. Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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