Updating kitchen cabinets using decorative molding

The crown molding was the last one to be installed.

It wasn’t that bad this time (we had installed it before in our daughter’s bedroom and it was a pain for us to install it that time).

Next, I used Goof-Off and steel wool to remove the grease residue.

I brought the strips home, cut them to length and attached them around the edges of the cabinet doors with a brad nailer. Ladies, if you’ve never used a saw and a nail gun, you must. 🙂 This is how the doors looked after the trim was added. Of course, I took a day and caulked the cracks and holes and prepped the doors and drawers for painting.

So once you have this done you will leave with lots of 8′ strips of plywood.

I measured all my doors and decided on going with a trim width of 2.5″ and I’m very happy with that size.

When we were looking to buy this house I knew without a doubt something had to be done with the kitchen.

On the bright side the cabinets are solid oak and were in overall great condition, but they were coated, and I mean coated in grease.

These doors are NOT perfect, but you would have to look pretty hard to find a problem with them. I am not responsible for any errors you might encounter when using this tutorial as a guide.

I very often notice my mistakes, and when I’m in my kitchen, I see nothing I regret. To get started you will first need to remove all the doors and hardware from your cabinet bases, clean them with a pretty strong cleaner, and sand them down.

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