Updating existing kitchen countertop
In my example, I brought down one of the upper cabinets.
Upper cabinets take a lot less abuse than base cabinets, and therefore a new paint job will last longer.I think the first thing many homeowners think needs to happen with a dated kitchen remodel is a change of cabinets.First, let’s start with a bit of a perspective adjustment…Find a cool, light neutral you like, even a cool white, and your cabinets will feel much more modern. In my kitchen, the pops of green paired well against the warm cabinets.In terms of the cabinets themselves, they really rang orange…. To tone them down and bring them more into the realm of brown, I waxed them with Briwax in Tudor Brown (check out this post for more details). You never saw black cup pulls, like these, on 80s or 90s cabinets, so just adding them brings the cabinets forward a couple of decades. But if they’ve been around since the kitchen was built, you probably will need to replace them anyway.
oak or wood cabinets need not be removed or painted.