Updating Kitchen Cabinets with Crown Molding
I am in the process of re designing our kitchen.
The ceiling, lighting, floor, counters, sink, walls and cabinets are
ALL getting a facelift!
We added crown molding to ALL the cabinets for under $25!
YES you read that right $25!
Check out the BEFORE:
See the tiny trim on the top cabinets….
we removed them and added it to the bottom of the cabinets.
We pulled out the old nails and made a few cut adjustments on some of the pieces and nailed them to the lower part of cabinet.
For the upper crown molding we purchased
Three 8ft 3/4" x 4 1/2” primed MDF for $7.99 each at Menard’s
That’s less then $1 a foot!
If you don’t have a Menard’s, we also found some
at Home Depot for $1.69 a foot
which still puts this project under $50!
Checking the cuts….
My hubby has some mad cutting skills!
He used a compound miter saw to make 45 degree angle cuts.
This project would have cost A LOT more had I done it…
I’m just not there yet with my cutting skills!
We used a nail gun and nailed all the crown molding to the cabinets.
A few nails didn’t sink in all the way.
IF that happens you will need to use a nail set and hammer
the nail in further.
The next step is to fill all the nail holes with wood filler.
I used Minwax’s stainable Wood Filler.
I simply used my finger to fill in all the holes.
Wait for it to dry, sand smooth and you are ready to
paint/stain your crown molding.
One section done!!
and second section done!
This was a day project....
What a difference crown molding makes!
A little sneak peek at the color I used…
In my NEXT post I’ll share with you
my painting and distressing techniques…so stay tuned
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