Updating kitchen cabinets with crown molding

12-Jan-2015 07:35 by 6 Comments

Updating kitchen cabinets with crown molding

But if you want to give your kitchen an inexpensive yet dramatic facelift, here’s how.

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It fits under the window in our new house like a glove!

If you’re pleased with the basic layout and function of your kitchen but want to update the look—and add a few new features—read on.

We’ll show you how paint, new cabinet doors and drawer fronts, moldings and a few accessories can transform your kitchen. Most of the projects require only a drill, basic hand tools and intermediate DIY savvy, although a power miter saw and pneumatic finish nailer allow you to cut and install the crown molding faster.

We used Americana Decor Chalky Finish in “Everlasting” to paint everything from the bottom of the cabinets up to and including the crown molding.

The best thing about using this paint was not having to sand or prime the cabinets!

Not any more, you can check HERE an easy way to cut crown corners.

Before we go into the after photos, I want to review what our kitchen looked like before. Epoxy is applied to the backside of large laminate sheets, position the sheets onto the cabinets, and then a roller is used to go over where the laminate meets the cabinets.I also put another piece of molding a little bit higher than the one before, pretty similar to the one at the bottom of the cabinets.It was nailed to the piece of MDF to visually break that big empty space.Here you see the trim (we used pine mullion) and the crown moulding. Save yourself a ton of wasted materials and heartache by visiting Sawdust Girl’s How to Cut Crown Molding Tutorial. Sandra didn’t touch on how to cut angles molding for angles that aren’t 90°…My little brain thought it would be as easy as cutting trim… We ran into that fun conundrum as you see in the above photo. I know some of you have been stalking the blog for weeks, so get excited because today is the day you’ve been waiting for. Then, the toppers they built were installed and wood was added to flush out the sides and bottoms of the cabinets. The cabinets were sanded down and the white laminate was added.