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One of the biggest changes you can make in your kitchen that will give you bang for your buck is updating oak cabinets. As you can see in the before pictures of our new home, there was a whole lot of oak going on.

From tutorials that I had read, I knew painting cabinets would be a lot of work but I have also seen how it completely transforms a kitchen.

Now that I have made all of my disclaimers, I’ll get to how we painted our kitchen oak cabinets.

After removing all the hardware and cabinets from the walls, we got right to sanding. My dear husband sanded these cabinets for almost two days.

Before I jump in on how exactly we did it, I want to share a few thoughts on the kitchen cabinet painting process It is A LOT of work. Lastly, I want to make sure to communicate that I am NOT an expert.

To apply the paint, we went along the grooves with a paint brush first and then followed up using a very low nap, 4 inch roller since I didn’t want much texture on the cabinet paint. We had to go through the same process on the inside cabinets too. I chose an oil-rubbed bronze finish and actually got them off of Ebay.I just primed and then painted the inside of the cabinets the wall color (Benjamin Moore: Winding vines).As I am writing this post, I am listening to the wood floors being installed in the kitchen, dining room, and entry way.So if they’re sad, the whole kitchen looks a bit depressed.They’re also among the most expensive feature to replace in the kitchen.

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