Good Questions: Help these ugly cabinets!

Good Questions: Help these ugly cabinets!

Apr 17, 2007

Dear AT -

I'm trying to update my kitchen on a tiny budget. I replaced an outdated recessed fluorescent light fixture with something more modern and now the ugly cabinets are driving me nuts. They're from 1980, have the shiny fake (?) veneer that was popular then - so refinishing them is out of the question. What can I do to make them less of an eyesore till I can afford to replace them? Paint and add modern door/drawer pulls? Even with paint I'm hitting a wall on color. White? The main colors I use elsewhere are from Devine paint : Sangria, Cocoa, and Filbert (kitchen is painted in Filbert right now). Any suggestions to add drama would be good.


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(Is that you peeking through the doorway?)

We'd definitely paint the cabinets. What color? Well, the great thing about paint is that you can change it pretty easily and inexpensively if you don't like it. What about trying Filbert and hanging some art for more drama (that light looks pretty dramatic!)?

(We're also curious about how it would look if you removed the doors on the upper units and painted the inside of the cabinets.)

Anyone else?

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