Are you wanting to refresh your dated oak cabinets with paint? Kristin’s kitchen is living proof that builder grade oak kitchens can be transformed into something high-end and custom. Here are some great go-to colors to consider when painting cabinets white. I recently had a guy darken my honey oak original stain to a cinnamon color, that turned out to be a disaster. Here are the steps I took to take my ugly oak kitchen cabinets from HATE (an orange oak nightmare) to GREAT (a dreamy, creamy off-white):. From HATE to GREAT, a tale of painting oak cabinets white!
I didn’t want my pretty white cabinets to turn yellow. Once the paint was starting to really adhere to the cabinet doors (meaning not just sinking down into the grain), he sprayed HEAVY coats of paint. I read some info on websites promoting cabinet resurfacing, and they actually said they would apply a veneer of either MDF or PLASTIC film to the honey oak to update it. One way to change the look of your kitchen is to paint wooden cabinets. Many people like the colonial or country kitchen style of white or cream-colored cabinets. Your cavelike kitchen feels that way because the dark cabinets have sucked all the light out of the room. I have some grooves in the cabinets I’d like to fill with something before I paint them white. I have honey oak colored cabinets throughout my house.
I have always wanted a white kitchen, but all of the homes I’ve owned have had stained, usually oak, cabinets. Is it okay to have the main cupboards around the walls a light honey oak and the island a dark dark wood stain. Last summer, we decided to paint our kitchen cabinets which led to painting and re-building our entertainment center, painting our built-in bookcases and mantel, ripping out the tile and installing a laminate floor, and all sorts of other projects. (much smaller) but w/ white appliances and honey oak cabinets. Cabinet Paint:: Benjamin Moore OC-38 Arcadia WhiteGranite:: Santa Cecelia.
How To Paint Your Cabinets Like The Pros, And Get The Grain Out!
Painting Honey Oak Cabinets. Well, the kitchen cabinets are done. After painting our cabinets in our last house, we knew the impact that white cabinets could have. I took the cabinet doors outside and gave them a quick once-over with my finishing sander. I need to paint ALL of our home’s cabinetslike yours, they are honey oak. I’m going to be painting my bathroom vanity in high hiding white, straight out of the can. Learn to paint your kitchen cabinets WITHOUT losing your mind. But the finish on our kitchen cabinets was badly damaged and we didn’t care for the orange oak look, so something had to be done. Paint vs. Latex Paint for Kitchen Cabinets – DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Series 1. I can’t wait to see the whole kitchen! Did you keep the white appliances? Your kitchen is like mine but I’m afraid to paint the cabinets. I’ve got white appliances and they stick out like crazy with oak all over the place. I worry about the resale value of the house if I don’t do that. I have Honey Oak cabinets. Transforming builder grade honey oak cabinets into sultry, dark espresso cabinets is easy. I was thinking about painting white in our kitchen, but with your blog, I may just go dark! It looks lovely! Thanks for posting this at all, and an extra thanks for all the tips!:). Hands down the easiest way to DIY Painting Kitchen cabinets white! Mainly because we have dark wood floors in our kitchen and the kitchen is on the north side of the house.
Yes You Can Paint Your Oak Kitchen Cabinets!
Watch Ron’s easy to follow instructions on how to refinish a cabinet – perfect for redoing our kitchen cabinets from honey oak to mahogany color. In the painted v. wood kitchen cabinet debate, some designers have labeled the all white kitchen trendy but I disagree. White, gray, or black paint on cabinetry will always look good; mixing white and wood is another fresh approach. I wonder if you could transform honey oak cabinets that everyone has and wants to change out, and bleach them to a natural look like the ones you ve shown. It’s just the honey oak color that screams 1975 that isn’t my favorite. Paint all of your trim white, you will never regret it and it will make a nice contrast with wall color and make rooms look less chopped up. I also love the oak kitchen cabinets – I have those too and am dying to paint them, but hubs won’t let me. I did paint the oak built ins in our family room. Our house is full honey oak and I hate it! About how long did it take you and and was it hard? THanks!Alyssa.