Updating metal kitchen cabinets
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Ours was a little on the insane side, but it ended perfectly. I decided to trim the doors out to cover part of the old-fashioned hinge that extended onto the cabinet door. I just felt like that poke-y part was a bit too dated.
It was crazy getting settled just in time to host our family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Tears came easily and our family time was just really sweet. I’ve been looking forward to sharing this cost effective way to update your kitchen cabinets. I noticed the green and knew there was copper under there. I bought a sheet of 1/4″ plywood and I had the guys at Lowe’s cut it into 3″ strips.
Metal kitchen cabinets are an attractive, durable addition to any kitchen.
Because they can be stripped and refinished without any danger of warping the metal, they are also a very desirable choice for homeowners who enjoy frequently changing and updating their kitchen. Using paint stripper is the least labor-intensive way to strip the paint from your cabinet, but it can be difficult to develop a technique that works for you.
I used Sherwin Williams oil based Pro Enamel in Alabaster for the upper cabinets and Sherwin Williams contractor grade oil based paint color matched to Benjamin Moore’s Huntington Green. Also, if you spray your doors and drawers outside bring them in right away to dry to avoid bugs getting stuck on them.
Primer is essential when working with metal cabinets.