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How to DIY Paint Kitchen Cupboards – #HIT

How to DIY Paint Kitchen Cupboards – #HIT

September is DIY month on The Builder’s Wife. It is my favourite time of year, a time when the kids sport drops off a little and the warmer weather motivates us to get out and get on with the DIY jobs that need doing. While most of our home has been done by ourselves, having a builder for a husband makes it not really a typical DIY project.We have a lot of friends who are dipping their toes into the world of DIY for the first time and we are often asked what is the first project they should try. I am a big believer in beginning a renovation in the room where you spend most of your time, for us it’s the kitchen and an easy DIY project to try first is DIY painting the kitchen cupboards. I have found 5 fantastic posts on the net, that I feel will be of a great benefit to our DIY friends.

How To DIY Paint Your Kitchen Cupboards


Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous, has done a fantastic job of painting her kitchen cabinets using chalk paint and put together this post to explain how she did it. Chalk paint is very simple to use and gives a great result.


Through the Kitchen
Houzz has some great advice about painting kitchen cupboards that have a glossy finish to them, including should you be painting that particular surface.
The DIY champions at Bunnings have many videos to help you on your DIY journey, head here to see their take on how to paint laminate kitchen cabinets.

As always You tube is a great place to find videos on how to DIY anything. Check out this video and many more like it, for hints, tips and inspiration.


Kassandra from Little Dekonings has shared this really thorough post on How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets.

If you are renovating a property to sell, then you really need to focus on your kitchen and bathrooms. Painting your kitchen cabinets is a simple way to update your look, freshen a space and all for a fraction of the cost of a new one, or even paying a professional to do it for you. Like every other DIY job, the Builder’s advice is,

” Get the prep right, to guarantee a professional looking job”

Take your time in the prep phase to ensure the best job possible.

Have you tried painting your kitchen cabinets? Does your kitchen need a touch up? Which room in your home do you love the most?


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Tash from Marble and Mint is busy with her renovation during which she is finding all sorts of hints and tips that will help us all. Last week she shared 5 Ways To Save Big Renovating Shopping


#HIT regular Sarah from Tomfo shared her fantastic Father’s Day gift suggestions, along side her totally unique DIY wrapping paper in 20 Awesome Gifts for Dad.






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  2. I think I’d be nervous to paint kitchen cupboards, I really don’t know why all things considering. but wow doesn’t it make a huge difference.

  3. I like the before and afters of the kitchens with the painted cabinets, but I think I’d always replace them if I were renovating. What happens if the paint chips? I guess you can repaint over it again. I think it’s a clever way to give a kitchen an update on a tight budget though.

  4. Such a big difference for a minimum cost, love these ideas if you are renovating on a budget Nicole. Have a great weekend lovely. x

  5. […] you can do by DIY Cover Up Projects for Spring. Whilst I’ve already blogged about how to DIY Paint Kitchen Cupboards, here are some other cover up […]

  6. I’ve planned to start painting work on myself and this article will really helpful to me. Thanks a lot nicole! ?

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