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Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

I always hated the White Oak color of my kitchen cabinets so I took matters into my own hands. I sanded down the old cabinets and stained them a beautiful Mahogany color. It made a world of difference and probably added $10,000 in value to the house just by changing the color of the cabinets.

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Beautiful!!! I would love to do the same to my kitchen :). Can you share how you did it? Please!?!

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Thanks! It was a lot of work. I took off all the doors (and numbered them so I knew where they go) and then sanded the front and back of each. I also sanded the cabinet frames. I used several different kinds of sanders. An orbital sander for the big parts and a finish sander to get the hard to reach spaces. Then I vacuumed everything to get as much dust off as I could and then took a tack cloth to try to clean it up even more. Then I took a foam brush and Minwax Poly Shades Mohogany satin finish and carefully stained the cabinets. This was 2 coats on each side. Be sure to brush with the grain. Also, when staining in the garage, I put tarps down and used upside-down paper plates under each door to raise it off the ground. It was a time consuming project but not terribly difficut. I started this by trying it on my bathroom vanities first before I went for the big kitchen project. I'm glad I did because I learned a lot on those other projects which I was able to apply in the kitchen (and they don't look quite as good as this).

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