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Kitchen Bar Renovation

June 3, 2014 / by Liz

Main - Kitchen Bar Reno

We have been tossing around the idea of overhauling our kitchen for a while now… but at the end of the day, kitchens are super expensive. I didn’t love the existing cabinets, so I had been resisting the idea of painting them, but I eventually figured that it was worth a shot. Well, they turned out even better than expected – I really LOVE┬áthem!

Here are some before and after pictures of the kitchen bar area, as well as some shots of the process. I’m hoping to be able to post pictures of the entire kitchen next week (thanks to my AWESOME Dad, who has been helping me get things done)!

The original cabinets:

1 - Before

I started by removing the doors and all hardware. Then I thoroughly cleaned all the surfaces, and gave them a light sanding (just enough to remove the shine from the varnish).

2 - Clean

3 - Sand

Next, I primed everything with a heavy-duty oil based primer, followed by two coats of paint.

4 - Prime Top

5 - Prime Bottom

Paint on glass surfaces can easily be removed with a flat blade.

6 - Scrape Paint on Glass

New door bumpers and chrome hinges:

7 - Add Bumpers

8 - Add New Hardware

And after everything was put back…

Final - Kitchen Bar Reno

So much better! Highly inexpensive, and all you need is time (lots) and elbow grease :)

Final - Before & After

Signature FINAL

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One thought on “Kitchen Bar Renovation

  1. Aunt Pat says:

    Perfect job.Very professional Wow! What a difference.I’ve been waiting since before Christmas to get our kitchen ceiling painted!!!!your uncle is a little slower than you :-#
    Aunt Pat

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