Updating the kitchen

Adding a line of caulk in this gap would go a long way to making these doors look like one solid piece.For wood cabinets, it’s always best to brush with the grain. Brushing the paint and top coat in the same direction will result in some raised brush strokes and uneven top coat.

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One of our grab bars was separating a bit from the door, leaving a gap that paint couldn’t fill.

Luckily, it was a lower cabinet, and you would have to be lying on the floor to see it.

I used one coat of primer on the melamine cabinets, and two on the oak sections.

After two coats of the paint supplied in the kit, the orange was gone!

If you’re planning to keep these cabinets around for the long term, using wood grain filler to even out the texture will make a more flawless finish.

We only plan to keep these cabinets for another year or two, so I skipped this step.The fridge moved to where an exterior door once was and I installed a used kitchen cabinet in its place for pull-out trash cans.Even the 80s track lighting was replaced with a shiny new kitchen track lighting.But what about the hooked part of the grab bar, and the thin cabinet frame?A regular brush slops too much paint in these areas, leaving big blobs that need to be sanded down.The trademark of these 80s kitchen cabinets is the oak grab bar.