Updating kitchen cabinets using decorative molding
Details such as braids, rectangular dentils or bands of olive leaves add an elegant touch to your handiwork.
Adhere the narrow detail strips inside the framework, selecting pieces of similar thickness for a quality fit.
These cabinets have wood doors and fronts, but the sides are made of laminate to look like oak and were slightly lighter in color.
The sides were also recessed from the front, which left the perfect amount of space to add bead board to the sides without having to add finishing trim.
Use this mark to draw a horizontal guide line across the wall to indicate the top level of the base cabinets (Image 2).
Mark a point 19-1/2" plus countertop height above this line, and draw a line to mark the bottom of the wall cabinets (Image 3).
The possibility of having decorative molding in my kitchen was becoming a reality.
A very simple and quick update is to add molding or trim to the cabinet doors.
You can attach using short nails, but for doors that are thin, you want to use a strong adhesive.
This post is for anyone who hates their kitchen cabinets and is thinking of doing a DIY Kitchen Makeover and transforming the cabinets with paint.
I could have named this post: How to add molding easily to stock cabinets and how to paint cabinets to look like new.
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.