In the infamous words of Whitney Houston, “crack is whack”. As I mentioned in my kitchen post, I have these “cracks” of white along my cabinet doors from where I painted the white laminate facing a spicy orange.
I FINALLY bought a tiny brush ($1.61 with a 40% off coupon from Michaels) and am in the process of painting the cracks orange to give the cabinets a more seamless appearance.
Do you see the difference? It’s subtle to be sure, but in person it looks waaaayyy better. Even J had to admit that it looks more “finished”. He’s always supportive of my weird type-A projects but sometimes doesn’t think they’re completely necessary. This one, however, he whole-heartedly understands.
I’m still working on it as it’s slow-going. I have to move carefully so I don’t get paint on the wood. I work in one-hour increments, so as not to hurry and get sloppy in the process. It doesn’t really matter how long it takes since there is no deadline attached. I’m about half-way through, so progress is definitely being made. The reason I started this project now is because my dear, sweet, wonderful mother-in-law asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I put a lot of thought into it and asked for all the hinges to be replaced on my cabinets since a bunch of them were sprung and the doors were literally falling off the frames. We found replacement hinges online and our local handy-guy, Doug, came and replaced them all for me. Once that was completed, I decided it was time to touch-up the paint and eradicate the whacky white cracks. My next step will be sprucing-up the wood handles and trim. The jury’s still out on whether I’m going to polyurethane the cabinet fronts, or not. It sounds like a good idea but I need to practice on something first. At any rate, just painting-out the white cracks and having cabinet doors that open/close appropriately is really rocking my world. (Yeah, I don’t get out much…)
So tell me – do any of you have painted cabinets? Have you used a polyurethane on them or left them as is? How are they holding-up?