Updating kitchen cabinets without paint

05-Sep-2019 12:17 by 3 Comments

Updating kitchen cabinets without paint

Since we chose to rent out our house, we wanted to be realistic about a few things.

And the cabinets are only 10 years old, so they were not worth replacing , cheap though they may be.Once, I accepted the fact that our kitchen was going to stay this color, I had to decide what small changes we could make to improve the look of the space and ideas to update oak kitchen cabinets. This was not that much of a stretch since turquoise and blue are a main color way in the last home, but bringing that color into the kitchen really helped the orange look nicer.Besides a few of the things I showed you that we did just to live in the space, I also tiled the back splash including a half wall as an accent for more interest and lastly adding some architectural character to the existing cabinets. We received our new family room rug the same day that we had the carpets cleaned, so while waiting for the carpets to dry, I rolled it out in our living room. Okay so what not a good before and after with out a hideous before?While it’s a quick fix, there are a lot of other simple and inexpensive things you can do.To embrace our kitchen until we’re ready to remodel, I made a few simple changes.Sent by Emily Editor: Leave your suggestions for Emily in the comments - thanks! Send us yours with a photo or two attached (questions with photos get answered first).

I told you all about my sad no painting allowed story on Wednesday.

And rental homes/cabinets get beat up, but it shows less with wood than paint, she knows this from LOTS of experience.

AND we only had 4 weeks to finish our entire house, there technically wasn't time anyway.

FYI, here is a link when we were building the columns in case you wanted to see how we did it.

Okay I need to start this post with a very clear caveat: We cannot paint our cabinets, and we cannot stain our cabinets. that feels better to get that out in the open first thing.

I would go for something simple with more of an industrial feel to go against the traditional cabinets.