After spending my weekend working on my kitchen, I can finally show you the result of the kitchen cabinet door transformation. I know…it’s taken me FOREVER to finish, and you’ve probably even forgotten about it!
In fact, the painting is STILL not finished!! At one point this weekend, I was certain that I was nearing completion with painting my doors, so I stopped and counted. I still had twelve…TWELVE…doors that needed to be painted. I have the tiniest kitchen known to man. How could it possibly be that I still had that many doors!? I’m convinced that they’re multiplying.
So while I still don’t have the finished cabinets/cubbies to show you, I DO have at least a couple of the transformed doors painted, so I can show you how they turned out.
First, let’s revisit the original doors.
Yuck. I don’t dislike raised panel doors in general, but double-panel? Definitely not my favorite, and especially in such a tiny place. It just made the room look so busy!
So, I broke out the jigsaw, orbital sander, some thin plywood, and construction adhesive to transform them from raised double-panel doors to shaker style doors.
And now, after the cutting, sanding, gluing, priming, and painting, those doors now look like this:
And a side-by-side comparison:
Looks pretty good, huh? Of course, the big question is…how do the old transformed doors compare with the new doors? Well, have a look for yourself.
Of course, they’re not a perfect match. But I was incredibly pleased with how close they are. And of course, they really are the same color, but these pics were from opposite sides of the kitchen, so the slight variation in lighting makes the doors look slightly different in color.
So what do you think? Is it a hit, or a miss? I’m pretty darn pleased with the outcome, myself.
I hope to have the rest of the doors painted and installed very soon, so I’ll show you the whole thing–cabinets, countertops, sink…everything!!