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gghrt000 01-19-2014 02:26 AM

wanna improve kitchen cabinets, is painting an option?
 
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I am doing as much improvement as i can for my recently purchase condo. Kitchen and bath area is quite old although clean. I am painting walls and replacing the carpet and buying brand new freezer, stove and washer and drier. Also replacing all window sliders and possibly some of the track doors. After that place will see a much improvement. However the old kitchen cabinets are eye sore. It is probably the original cabinets when the place was build (1990). It looks definitely old and interior is dusty and old wood stuff. Hinges are dark. I thought about tearing apart everyone one of them and just complete remodel but i think it might be way too expensive. Plus, counter tops are pretty nice. So I am wondering what if I just paint them with very nice color. Do you think it will improve? Could it rival the brand new ones?

I put the picture below, please let me know if you are unable to see.


Thanks,


gghrt000 02-10-2014 03:11 AM

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WELL, picked up rust-oleum kit with cabernet red color for ease. Here is my progress. I could not say it is professional job but it looks much better especially after second coat. You can see the messed up wall however I will be putting the freezer there so I was kinda skimped on this one. I thought about putting painters tape but paint was still leaking through tape (during mixed color wall painting) so this time I jsut decided to do without painter's tape and really concentrate on edges with extreme care. So visible edges adjoining with walls are looking ok.
For the next step I 'd be putting glaze and finish coat.


gghrt000 02-10-2014 03:11 AM

6 Attachment(s)

WELL, picked up rust-oleum kit with cabernet red color for ease. Here is my progress. I could not say it is professional job but it looks much better especially after second coat. You can see the messed up wall however I will be putting the freezer there so I was kinda skimped on this one. I thought about putting painters tape but paint was still leaking through tape (during mixed color wall painting) so this time I jsut decided to do without painter's tape and really concentrate on edges with extreme care. So visible edges adjoining with walls are looking ok.
For the next step I 'd be putting glaze and finish coat.


gghrt000 02-10-2014 03:11 AM

6 Attachment(s)

WELL, picked up rust-oleum kit with cabernet red color for ease. Here is my progress. I could not say it is professional job but it looks much better especially after second coat. You can see the messed up wall however I will be putting the freezer there so I was kinda skimped on this one. I thought about putting painters tape but paint was still leaking through tape (during mixed color wall painting) so this time I jsut decided to do without painter's tape and really concentrate on edges with extreme care. So visible edges adjoining with walls are looking ok.
For the next step I 'd be putting glaze and finish coat.


gghrt000 02-10-2014 03:11 AM

6 Attachment(s)

WELL, picked up rust-oleum kit with cabernet red color for ease. Here is my progress. I could not say it is professional job but it looks much better especially after second coat. You can see the messed up wall however I will be putting the freezer there so I was kinda skimped on this one. I thought about putting painters tape but paint was still leaking through tape (during mixed color wall painting) so this time I jsut decided to do without painter's tape and really concentrate on edges with extreme care. So visible edges adjoining with walls are looking ok.
For the next step I 'd be putting glaze and finish coat.


gghrt000 02-10-2014 03:11 AM

6 Attachment(s)

WELL, picked up rust-oleum kit with cabernet red color for ease. Here is my progress. I could not say it is professional job but it looks much better especially after second coat. You can see the messed up wall however I will be putting the freezer there so I was kinda skimped on this one. I thought about putting painters tape but paint was still leaking through tape (during mixed color wall painting) so this time I jsut decided to do without painter's tape and really concentrate on edges with extreme care. So visible edges adjoining with walls are looking ok.
For the next step I 'd be putting glaze and finish coat.


gghrt000 02-10-2014 03:11 AM

6 Attachment(s)

WELL, picked up rust-oleum kit with cabernet red color for ease. Here is my progress. I could not say it is professional job but it looks much better especially after second coat. You can see the messed up wall however I will be putting the freezer there so I was kinda skimped on this one. I thought about putting painters tape but paint was still leaking through tape (during mixed color wall painting) so this time I jsut decided to do without painter's tape and really concentrate on edges with extreme care. So visible edges adjoining with walls are looking ok.
For the next step I 'd be putting glaze and finish coat.


gghrt000 02-24-2014 02:26 PM

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getting through final stages of it. Supplemented the painting with faux-wood vinyl planks + stainless steel appliances and this is how it looks now.
I bought couple of hinges to try because did not want to use the old ones. The self-locking ones has some kind of rubber wedged between which seem to prevent closing completely. I am bit perplexed on that one, is it supposed to be removed? I find it extremely hard if not impossible to remove. I dont remember something like that in the old ones.
Also there is some kind of metal mount on the left back side of the stove area. I tried to pull out using all my might and there are two medium sized bolts that went straight into the concrete floor. None of them even budges only thing happens is the metal mount itself just bends around. So I had to lay the vinyls around it and can not completely push the range all the way in. Thinking what kind of service I Can call to have it removed.


gghrt000 02-24-2014 02:26 PM

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getting through final stages of it. Supplemented the painting with faux-wood vinyl planks + stainless steel appliances and this is how it looks now.
I bought couple of hinges to try because did not want to use the old ones. The self-locking ones has some kind of rubber wedged between which seem to prevent closing completely. I am bit perplexed on that one, is it supposed to be removed? I find it extremely hard if not impossible to remove. I dont remember something like that in the old ones.
Also there is some kind of metal mount on the left back side of the stove area. I tried to pull out using all my might and there are two medium sized bolts that went straight into the concrete floor. None of them even budges only thing happens is the metal mount itself just bends around. So I had to lay the vinyls around it and can not completely push the range all the way in. Thinking what kind of service I Can call to have it removed.


gghrt000 02-24-2014 02:26 PM

4 Attachment(s)

getting through final stages of it. Supplemented the painting with faux-wood vinyl planks + stainless steel appliances and this is how it looks now.
I bought couple of hinges to try because did not want to use the old ones. The self-locking ones has some kind of rubber wedged between which seem to prevent closing completely. I am bit perplexed on that one, is it supposed to be removed? I find it extremely hard if not impossible to remove. I dont remember something like that in the old ones.
Also there is some kind of metal mount on the left back side of the stove area. I tried to pull out using all my might and there are two medium sized bolts that went straight into the concrete floor. None of them even budges only thing happens is the metal mount itself just bends around. So I had to lay the vinyls around it and can not completely push the range all the way in. Thinking what kind of service I Can call to have it removed.



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