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White Kitchen Cabinet DIY Tutorials

After many months of staring at our old kitchen cabinets and thinking about how fresh and pleasant the whole room would look with a nice coat of clean white paint, we’ve finally decided to take the plunge. We’d prefer to do it ourselves rather than hire out, however, so we’ve been scouring the Internet in search of as much guidance for painting kitchen cabinets white as we can possibly find. We were actually quite pleased with just how much help was out there!

Are you feeling just as interested as we were, if not more, in the idea of painting your own kitchen cabinets white? Then check out these 15 ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.

1. Tips for keeping DIY white kitchen cabinets white

Tips for keeping diy white kitchen cabinets white

Are you actually working with a kitchen cabinet set that is already white but you’re finding that years of wear and tear have dulled their fresh look and made them slightly less crisp until they appear almost off-white or cream? Well, before decided whether you should paint them white all over again, check out this resource from The American Patriette that walks you through some tips and tricks for restoring whiteness in painted cabinets and maintaining if it painting again is the route you decide to take.

2. DIY cabinet including an island

Diy cabinet including an island

Are you staring a your kitchen and trying to figure out where you should start and whether the cabinets, the cupboards, or the island should be taken care of first? Well, there are a few factors to consider in deciding that, but that’s also what this step by step guide from MichellePearson is here to help you out with as well!

3. DIY white painted kitchen cabinets and countertop replacement

Diy white painted kitchen cabinets and countertop replacement

Perhaps you’ve actually been considering not only painting your kitchen cabinets white but also completely replacing the countertops as well, just to make sure that fresh, new look stays consistent throughout the whole room? In that case, we think you’ll have better luck following this tutorial from Nina Hendrick since it actually outlines both of those processes at once.

4. A ten step beginner’s guide to painting kitchen cabinets white

A ten step beginner's guide to painting kitchen cabinets white

Are you an absolute beginner when it comes to home renovation projects, even the simple ones like painting, and this painting process would really be your first one? Then we think you’ll appreciate the very simple way that Live Love DIY outlined these 10 steps for painting your kitchen cabinets white in a way that’s straightforward and easy to follow.

5. Specific steps for painting white over wood

Specific steps for painting white over wood

Are you actually concerned that your clunky old wooden cabinet doors and shelves won’t paint as well as you’re picturing because they’ve been stained, glazed, and used for decades? Well, there are definitely some things to analyze any time you paint white over something darker, but The Turquoise Home is here with specific tips and tricks for working with white paint and wood to get awesome results!

6. Super affordable white cabinet makeover

Super affordable white cabinet makeover

Just in case your biggest concern in your white cabinet adventure is the cost, here’s an awesome guide of tips and tricks from Simply Mama Cooks that walks you through some of the places they decided to spend and save! They key is figuring out how to do the project affordably without being so conservative that you buy cheap products or cut corners and need to update it again too soon.

7. Careful how-to’s for painting the corners and angles of your kitchen cabinets

Careful how to's for painting the corners and angles of your kitchen cabinets

Do you have quite a numbers of corners and cubbies in your kitchen and you’re looking for some guidance when it comes to properly handling all the nooks and crannies throughout the room so you really make the job look well done, rather than missing details here and there? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this tutorial from DIY Network!

8. Tips for painting around switches and backsplash edges

Tips for painting around switches and backsplash edges

Are you the kind of careful, detailed person who is always trying to go out of their way to perfect the edges of any project they do and make sure no paint or product gets anywhere that it shouldn’t? In that case, as think you just might be the perfect person to give this tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous a read-through! They talk about some great ways to properly paint around and near things like light switches, outlets, and backsplashes that shouldn’t be painted white along with your cabinets.

9. White painted cabinets using old fashioned white washing techniques

White painted cabinets using old fashioned white washing techniques

Rather than just grabbing a bucket of regular white paint and going to town on your cabinets, have you actually been thinking about the kind of finish you want to get when the job is done and wondering whether more traditional techniques might be better for your space? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how questmatrix made over their entire kitchen cabinet set using old fashioned white washing techniques!

10. White painted kitchen cabinets for a farmhouse inspired look

White painted kitchen cabinets for a farmhouse inspired look

Are you the kind of person that prefers to consider the aesthetic and atmosphere of the space as a whole rather than just one element, like the colour of the cabinets, so you’re looking for a tutorial that works along the same logic? Well, if your home has anything close to a farmhouse chic inspired style to it, then we’re pretty sure this guide to white cabinets outlined on Try Everything is just the kind of thing you’ve been looking for.

11. Tips for painting faux wood cabinets white

Tips for painting faux wood kitchen cabinets white

Are you actually concerned about how well white paint will cover the particular kind of cabinet your kitchen has because it’s that old faux wood siding rather than actual carved wood and you’re wary about the way the slippery texture will affect the finish of the paint? Then we think this guide for painting that precise material, outlined with care by Lovely Crafty Homes, will set your mind at ease!

12. Tips for covering your kitchen properly in order to paint

Tips for covering your kitchen properly in order to paint

Are you feeling quite confident in your painting skills because you’ve painted other rooms’ walls before but you’re also kind of concerned for the other surfaces in your kitchen, since they’re relatively new and you’d hate to fleck stray paint anywhere? Then we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at the way Evolution of Style properly covered their kitchen and then moved around the room in specific order to keep everything safe as they worked.

13. White chalk paint kitchen cupboards

White chalk paint kitchen cupboards

Have you actually been considering your paint options and thinking about how you’re just not sure you want that shiny, glazed-looking finish so many paint jobs have because a more matte look is what you’d like to go for? Then we have a feeling this wonderful tutorial from Jessi Tarbet that gives you all kinds of recommendations for painting cabinets with white chalk paint might be a little more up your alley!

14. How to paint stained and glazed oak solid white

How to paint stained and glazed oak solid white

Are you still thinking about how you’d prefer to follow a tutorial that deals specifically with the kind of cabinets you have, just to make sure you really get everything right, but you haven’t seen the one for you yet? Well, if your doors and cupboards are made of solid oak, like many old kitchens are, then we think you’ll be pleased that your patience has finally paid off! Practically Spoiled has just the kind of information you’re looking for.

15. How to distress white kitchen cabinets for rustic style

How to distress white kitchen cabinets for rustic style

Perhaps a pure, fresh white like we’ve been talking about all the way through simply isn’t the kind of finish you’ve actually been hoping to give your cabinets, even if you are planing to paint them white? Well, if a vintage or rustic atmosphere is what you’d rather establish within your decor scheme, then we think you might prefer this tutorial from Our Fifth House that shows you how to make your cabinets look purposely, beautifully weathered, even if their white colour is actually new.

Do you know another avid home crafter or DIY enthusiast who always talks about wanting to renovate their kitchen and paint their kitchen cabinets white, but who could definitely use a little help and guidance along the way? Share this post with them to give them all kinds of inspiration and information to work with.