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Old 01-19-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Those turned out really lovely. Do you have a before pic?
Unfortunately I didn't have a digital camera handy when I closed on the house so I don't have pictures of the cabinets as they were originally. I just closed on another fixer-upper and took some before pix so I will post them with the "after" pix as soon as I finish painting the cabinets.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I am trying to determine if I can just have a painter spray them, or if I need to go with a company. If you google cabinet refininishing you will see what I am referring to.
When I was going to have my kitchen cabinets painted, face frames were going to be painted with a brush. The doors were to be sprayed at his shop. Yes, that is possible.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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I have 20 year old custom oak cabinets that I just recently finished painting and glazing. It took me 2 months. We updated the countertops, appliances, lighting and floors, but the old oak looked like a disconnect and I wasn't happy that everything else look so new and the cabinets still looked old, so I painted them. I couldn't be happier. As you can see it has come a long way.

Pictures from previous owner (yuck):



After some updates by us:




Today:


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Old 01-27-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Wow - looks like a totally new kitchen! And your floors are gorgeous, too. I really like the dark island. You did a super job!!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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What an excellent transformation. Amazing what a little imagination and some elbow grease will accomplish, isn't it?
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I really love the backsplash. The whole kitchen looks bigger and brighter!
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Texas
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That transformation is totally amazing. If you had said that you were painting the island black and the cabinets white, I would have probably winced. But, I love it. It just all works so well. I'm going to have the tell my s-i-l to look at your pic's. She has a blue wallpaper and similar oak cabinets. Her husband will probably kill me though!
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I've done both - hired a company and painted myself - in two different houses. Frankly, I'd do it myself. The important thing is to prep well - VERY WELL. It will take time and it's not a job you can rush. Use a trim roller to give a even coat of primer and paint. The local home store or pro paint store can suggest the right primers and paints. Spend a little extra on the material and take your time. It will look great!
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Here are a few Before and After pics of a foreclosure I just finished working on. I removed some of the upper cabinets to make the kitchen look bigger, and I painted the cabinets a cream color. It really doesn't cost much to make a kitchen look a lot better.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Good job! I love old, painted cabinets. Makes the room very warm. I like the idea of pulling those cabinets down, I would have done the same thing.
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