For the last few weeks I’ve been posting about the different elements in our new white kitchen, and today we’re going to talk about one of the biggest changes we made – the painted cabinets. I’m going to share with you how to paint oak cabinets, with tips for filling in the oak grain.
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I love the look of white painted cabinets. I’ve been pinning pictures of kitchens on Pinterest for a while now, and most of the pins are of white kitchens with white cabinets. So, that was one of our easiest renovation decisions – the cabinets would be painted white.
Here are the cabinets before we painted them.
Here are the cabinets after they were painted.
When we decided to upgrade the cabinets with a soffit, I quickly realized that the heavy grain of the painted oak would look a lot different than the painted smooth MDF that was used for the soffit right above the cabinets.
S0, we decided to have the doors of the cabinets sprayed to get the best finish. I found a wonderful guy who was up for trying to fill in the oak grain too.