Melamine was a common finish that you would find on cabinets, about 30 years ago. Refacing or buying brand new cabinets was not in the budget for this kitchen but paint definitely was. I'm going to show you how to paint melamine cabinets with a good quality paint job. Painting will buy you some time and provide an updated look.
Not only are these cabinet doors terrible to look at, ours also had water damage near the sink and dishwasher. The sink was also full of dirty dishes, which was also most definitely related to the cabinet doors. This is phase 1 of my "DIY" kitchen update and it's EASY #cabinets #cabinetresurfacing #melamine Step 1: Take the wooden strips off The wooden strips are glued with a tongue-and-grove-type hold. I used a flat edge painters knife to chip off any glue from the face of the cabinet. The…
You’re savvy, and you’ve taken the care to design and select everything that comes into your home. You deserve to know why Semihandmade works with the materials we do. Beyond insta-worthy style and affordability, there are many reasons why working with melamine and thermofoil is a smart—and aesthetically pleasing—move.
Somebody I know virtually rolled their eyes at white-and-wood kitchen cabinets recently — the kind of cabinets I have in my kitchen. She said they reminded her of cheap apartments from college. And I get it, I really do. I also have strong associations with certain home features. But I have something I want to say to renters and non-renters alike: Those white melamine cabinets from the ’80s and ’90s are actually good cabinets.