Can you believe that it has now been over a year since we painted & added trim to our kitchen cabinets? Man time flies… But I want to share how this project is holding up after one year!
If you missed the tutorials here is how we updated our cabinet doors by adding trim to the front. And here is where I talked about using our favorite painting tool to paint the cabinets.
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First, let’s start with a picture of the space today.
And to give you a little reminder of the space before, here you go… This was after purchasing the home, the only new thing was the fridge.
We have updated more of the space, see all the other tutorials listed below!
WOULD WE DO IT AGAIN?
YES!!! I am not going to lie, this project took a while to complete but it was worth every minute. Now let’s talk about the trim I added first, how is it doing?
When installing the trim, I was concerned about using MDF but as of today, I would use MDF again. It has held up beautifully! So YES to the MDF trim!
Now for the paint job. I used Behr paint because I had some of it on hand. This is the thing I would do differently, I would use a different paint. Some spots have worn like this.
I would also use a different primer because there is some bleeding through on the white cabinet doors. Sorry, it’s hard to see it in a picture.
Something I would add again is the Polycrylic because this makes clean up so so easy. So if you are painting any cabinet make sure you use Polycrylic over your paint.
Another thing that has happened on the base cabinets only is white marks from chairs (my kids pull them up to the cabinet not so nicely).
In a couple of years, I plan on adding more cabinets to the space and I will be painting them again! But I will be trying a different paint.
So in the end, I would suggest painting cabinets to update them but use a better paint!
UPDATE 7/2018: The cabinets have not changed and most of these pictures were updated in 2018.
Here is the list of projects we have completed in the kitchen so far:
- adding dishwasher
- reworking drawers
- adding new hardware
- creating the light above the sink
- redoing windows
- adding trim to windows (other windows)
- industrial pan storage (another wall
- trash can pull-out
- baking sheet pull-out
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