Updating kitchen wood cabinet doors

The plain-looking kitchen was reborn with a more stylish Craftsman appearance. We moved to our new house a little over a week ago. First, I removed all the doors and drawers and then I removed the hardware – hinges, pulls and screws. I had no idea it was copper until after the hardware sat in de-greaser overnight. I screwed the hinges back onto the doors and made a trip to Lowe’s.

Short of a major addition, remodeling a kitchen is the most expensive home improvement project you'll ever undertake.Since I was starting off with flat doors, I had to turn them into shaker style cabinets somehow. I briefly considered making completely new doors, but as you might expect, that can cost quite a bit. ; ) This tutorial will be for how I actually transformed the doors into shaker style cabinets.What I ended up doing is transforming my flat doors into shaker style cabinets by simply adding trim to the doors. I will be sharing with you my process for painting kitchen cabinets and doors tomorrow.Then I waited a couple of hours before painting the final coats.The room was already looking worlds better, thanks to projects like the fresh white paint, wood floors, painting a bright red door, and raising the old header over the sink and adding a new pendant light & rugs.Supplies: – 1 or 2 sheets of 4×8 1/4″ plywood ripped down into 2.5″ strips – Miter Saw – Nail Gun – Orbital Sander – Detail Sander – Wood Filler – Putty Knife DISCLAIMER: I am a DIYer, not a professional carpenter.

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