Adding trim to cabinet doors has obviously been done before.
One day I was waiting at the paint counter at Lowe’s, there was a bucket of yardsticks, and I was thinking that I should buy wood trim that size because it’s exactly the look I had in mind – flat, shaker style, and the width of the boards were still small enough for the tiny drawers.
(Spoiler: nnnnnoootttt.) My sisters & I were outside tackling the cabinet doors.
Alyssa sanded all the doors with an orbital sander, & Megan & I worked on adding the “trim” yardstick detail to the fronts.
On the very last warm-ish day of the year, I laid out all the drawers and doors and got my painting on with my paint sprayer. I had them all primed with Zinsser oil based primer within 15 minutes.
Then I waited a couple of hours before painting the final coats.
I used Sherwin Williams oil based Pro Enamel in Alabaster for the upper cabinets and Sherwin Williams contractor grade oil based paint color matched to Benjamin Moore’s Huntington Green. Also, if you spray your doors and drawers outside bring them in right away to dry to avoid bugs getting stuck on them.
I let the cabinet doors and drawers dry/cure for almost a week. Th fabric is a temporary fix for the appliance garage.
But I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the dated 50’s cabinetry.
I rinsed the doors and drawers with water and let them dry completely.
Next, I used Goof-Off and steel wool to remove the grease residue.
It was crazy getting settled just in time to host our family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Tears came easily and our family time was just really sweet. I’ve been looking forward to sharing this cost effective way to update your kitchen cabinets. I noticed the green and knew there was copper under there. I bought a sheet of 1/4″ plywood and I had the guys at Lowe’s cut it into 3″ strips.
Then, I sanded with a fine sand paper until the wood was as smooth as a baby’s bottom.I thought about using the leftover subway tile from the shower surround to add a backsplash (which I would ).