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The Paint-free Way To Upgrade Outdated Kitchen Cabinets
Many design bloggers and social media DIY-ers, including The Kitchn’s Cullen Ormond, have been spreading the word on renter-friendly alternatives to painting unsightly cabinets.
Ormond recently wrote about how she handled outdated cabinets by making changes to the rest of the room instead. She began by painting her walls.
Ormond used a rich terracotta color that complements her cabinet finish in warmth and depth. The look, combined with white accents, counter, and island, feels sunny and warm.
You can also upgrade the existing hardware while elements like backsplash and counter finishes can be transformed through peel-and-stick vinyl, wallpaper, or appliance sleeves.
If the cabinets are still not working, you can also cover them with peel-and-stick contact or wallpaper, adhesive vinyl, or decals that can freshen them up.