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I decided to strip all the old paint off my cabinet doors because they were not painted very well before But if that is not your case here are some great tutorials on prepping cabinets to paint, from Young House Love and from Cherished Bliss.Now that I had my MDF cut and doors sanded I was ready to add the trim to the cabinets. The first step was prepping the MDF strips, to do this I sanded the edges with #220 grit sandpaper to give them a smooth finish after cutting, Next, I placed the MDF strip flat on a sheet on the ground.And while they still have a bit more finishing work to do, you can already see how fabulous this kitchen is going to turn out!
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 Confessions of a Serial DIY’er has a great ‘how-to’ as does my gal Tamara over at Provident Home Design.
Using unified decor with a consistent colour palette can really help to update a kitchen or bathroom with oak cabinets.
The more colours and metal finishes you add, the more cluttered it can make things look.
Black, white, cream, gray – these are all classic, simple colours to add to a room with oak.
Rather than contrasting the wood with a colour like blue/green, keep things simple with some well-placed neutrals.