kitchen cabinet dilemma
Laurie Laville
January 31, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We want to paint our Oak raised panel cabinets white. We have 33 cabinet doors with exposed hinges! We want black hardware but I am not sure what to do about the hinges. Replace with interior hinges and fill and sand all of the old holes (66 hinges) or just paint them black (busy and outdated?)? Or would painting the hinges white work?
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I would either paint them black or replace them with black hinges. The hinges are very visible anyway, so turn them into a feature.
January 31, 2014 at 6:03PM   
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Stephanie Picone
I just painted my oak cabinets white and we couldn't find new hinges so we painted them white, but all the paint chipped off from opening and closing the doors. There's nothing I can do about it so I am just accepting it as shabby chic.
January 31, 2014 at 6:14PM   
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I would replace the hinges. Painting them never seems to hold up to everyday use. Be sure to number the cabinet doors when you take them off to paint them. Otherwise trying to get them to fit properly when you put them back can be a nightmare!!
January 31, 2014 at 6:20PM     
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If you use black door pulls then the hinges could be left as they are.
January 31, 2014 at 6:37PM     
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