Updating pine kitchen cabinets

I’ve been whining about my horrible builder grade oak cabinets for years. I researched and decided on get stain- specifically General Finishes gel stain. He hated them too but not enough to shell out the cash to replace them. Stain seemed like the only option for my limited budget.It had always been our dream to purchase an old home and completely renovate it.I know many people want the “turn-key” ready house, but to me, that's boring."Today, manufacturers assemble them faster and more economically than we can." The goal is to take this collection of boxes and bring them together to make a beautiful piece of built-in furniture.The basic installation sequence is straightforward: You want to get everything straight, plumb, and level. For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Hang Kitchen Cabinets.If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered.Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness.

This passion evolved into me creating a furniture restoration company and a blog to write about not only my furniture makeovers, but also our home renovation projects.

Then it’s nice to wash everything down with a little soap and water to cut the grease and the spills that have built up on the doors and drawers over the years.

Nothin’ like a little sponge bath to get you in the mood to makeover your kitchen… Now it’s time to remove all of your hardware and your hinges (regardless of whether you’ll be reusing it or replacing it- and it helps to store everything in a big ziplock bag so you’re never short a screw).

But more often than not, the room itself lacks those attributes.

Cabinet projects can be grand or small, salvaged, abandoned mid-project and then started over.

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