Now it’s time to fill in all the holes and gaps with wood filler.), we filled in all the nail holes and the sides of the cabinet doors where the trim meets against the door, plus where the trim pieces meet on the front of the door.For the next several weeks, I will be sharing with you ways to update things without replacing or spending a fortune. Whether you add trim to the doors or paint your cabinets, you can get a great look without spending a lot of money.If your cabinets don’t go all the way to ceiling, a great way to update the look is to close off the area above the cabinets.
Once the filler had dried, we then sanded every door with #220 grit sandpaper.He had me SOLD, so I had him cut the 4’x8′ sheet of 1/4″ MDF, .Just so you know one side has a white vinyl finish on it.Before I could add the trim to the doors I needed to prep the doors so they were ready for paint.I decided to strip all the old paint off my cabinet doors because they were not painted very well before But if that is not your case here are some great tutorials on prepping cabinets to paint, from Young House Love and from Cherished Bliss.At this point, our cabinets doors are all ready for some paint and primer, this post to come! Let me give you the cost breakdown of this project without the paint.If you love to DIY, chances are…you love to save money. Instead of ripping out the old and buying new ones, why not update the ones you have?The example below was the piece I cut that had the biggest gap.Once the pieces fit perfectly, wipe everything with a dry cloth and attach the pieces the same way as the side pieces ( Please follow the method of using the cabinet door as the guide to get the same look as the doors shown.Because of this, I have been putting off buying the plywood for a month, looking at my options…But finally, I decided it was time to get it because I had to start on the doors.