Decorating a kitchen can be expensive and a time consuming job. If you’re decorating on a budget, one of the fastest ways to transform the space is painting the kitchen cabinets. While this does take a little time and effort, a kitchen can be made to look new again in a weekend. However, when you think about all the sanding and priming, it starts to sound like the perfect job to put off, right? No worries, you can learn how to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding! Check out how these bloggers makeover their kitchens with just paint. And, a few little tricks.
Painting Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding
We love how easy they made it over at ‘Sustain My Craft Habit‘ to paint kitchen cabinets, complete with the exact products they used. (They even follow up in their comments section on how the paint has held up!) This is such a pretty two tone look, and light and airy too. Easy to follow instructions with step by step photos.
‘Jenna Kate at Home‘ found a really specific product that helps latex paint bond to glossy surfaces, and she used it to repaint her kitchen cabinets. They look so professionally done! Go check out what it is, and where to get it!
‘Chris Loves Julia‘ has a full lesson on how to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding, and this is how they turned out! Go check out the before and after of this kitchen, it really is amazing, the transformation you can do with just paint.
Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Another method for painting kitchen cabinets without sanding, is to use chalk paint, or milk paint. These paints bond to a surface without much prep, but they do require a sealing product to make them last. Check out these chalk paint kitchen cabinet tutorials!
‘Stacy Ling‘ has both a tutorial on using chalk paint, and a complete FAQ so that you get all your questions answered. And this cottage style kitchen is proof that you can do this, and make it look gorgeous!
If you want to take a slightly different approach to painting kitchen cabinets, try milk paint. Similar to chalk paint, it provides a durable finish. See how ‘Designing Vibes‘ used milk paint on their kitchen island, and how it stacked up to their previously done professionally painted cabinets.
This is how chalk paint kitchen cabinets look using a two tone design. ‘The Kitchn‘ painted their whole kitchen with it! Lots of tips on using it (and why to use it!) Such a pretty look!
Other options to dress up your kitchen cabinets are adding molding to the top edge of the cabinets, or changing out the cabinet hardware. Both can be found at home improvement centers and are easy to install.
Also consider removing the door of one cabinet and creating open shelving. Paint the inside of this cabinet a different, but coordinating color to set off your best dishes and collectible.
With a little bit of elbow grease, any kitchen can be transformed with paint! Learn how to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding, instead of replacing them can save you thousands of dollars. (And save tons of sweat, blood and tears!) We think you will want to check out our posts on Money Saving DIY Cabinets, DIY Kitchen Backsplash Ideas (That Go Right Over Old Tile!) and How to Make a DIY Kitchen Island over at OhMeOhMy!