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Old 01-10-2017, 04:27 PM   #1
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Commit sacrilege - paint cherry?

Hello all. The cabinets in my kitchen are about 15 years old, and were not in great shape even when I bought the house 7 years ago. (see pictures). The face frames, doors, and drawer fronts are cherry. The boxes are veneered particle board.

My wife and I have expanded the kitchen into what was a useless sitting area by putting a table/chairs in it and a storage hutch (for now). We want to put some more cabinets in to A. provide storage, B. tie the 2 areas together as one. I was attempting to use my DIY-ness to be frugal here, and thought if I could find cabinets with the same door profile, I could paint them all to match. No matter what I did, I probably wouldn't be able to acquire some that would stain into the same color as what I have now. So, painting is a thought. It seems to be all the kitchen trendiness right now to have solid color cabinets anyway.

So, before I go too far down the road of thinking about this, I thought I'd look for some suggestions here. The best thing would be to rip out all the cabinets and start over - but I'm not ready for a 5-figure kitchen makeover right now. I need about 10-12 linear feet of new cabinets to go along an additional wall, and then refinish these to match and I could be out of this project for a couple grand. Maybe less if I'm lucky enough to find used cabinets that match this profile. I know there are cabinet refinishing kits out there, but I think I'd need to go the paint route to avoid having these cabinets mis-match whatever the other cabinets may be that I acquire.

Guidance is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:24 PM   #2
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Re: Commit sacrilege - paint cherry?

Paint away!

Cherry is a boring wood with very little grain.
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I agree, take an HVLP to them and have at it.
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I think you are thinking right....
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