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Leave it the way it is? 12 70.59%
Paint that sucka! 5 29.41%
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:33 PM
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Default Kitchen cabinet repaint? Part deux

I almost hate to ask this of you all again. The last poll was just about a dead heat.

I took another picture, this time getting the sink cabinet and microwave, which shows more of the wood of the cabinets. I also differed this time in that i used more of the opacity setting when I painted on the grey. For a true reference of the color in question, look at the trim around the window in the rigth side of the picture, that is the true color.

So here is how it looks now:
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and here is the grey paint job:
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I'd really appreciate your opinions
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Whatcha gonna do with the floor? That will make the difference..
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The floor stays as is. It really should never have been sealed to be a true old style wood floor. But then again, you never know... If anything, sanding and resealing, but NOT painted.
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Grey definitely does not go with the floor - it's something seriously to consider. I think if you're going to leave the wood colour on the floor, you need to keep the wood colour on the cabinets. Another thing you might try is ceramic tiling the floor - then you would be good with the paint, otherwise, no on the paint.. even though last time I thought to paint the kitchen..
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:55 PM
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I'd still leave them wood
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leave it wood.


It's pretty easy to see the answer here! If the poll was real close before, leave it wood! It looks good and you don't have to do any work! common sense to me!
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With all the exposed wood, which I'm a big fan off...I would leave it....
I personally would choose a darker stain to create an offset in colors.....
Place looks so comfortable....Nice pad...
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:13 PM
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I still have the same opinion, if you are going to paint it, it needs to be a stain. so you do not loose that beautiful wood. I still thing the gray is a nice offset and creates a nice modern finished feel. With out the wood grain showing though it would just be blah.

aaannnywho, leave it or stain it.
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Huh !

For that style of place you really can't got nuts and just do anything - it really has to fit.

One thing you might consider ( which we did - I 'lll try and find some pictures ) is leave the doors Wood and paint the frames.
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Wood!
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The gray does not work with the floor period. However, the appliances do not go with the wood in my opinion. So, what to do?? I would ditch the gray, and go with a black stain. I once used black stain on a fish tank stand and it looked amazing, you could still see the woodgrain through the black, it looked really rich. That would go with the ss appliances. Now you have my two cents.
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I know! Gut out the entire place and start new..

Hey Konky, wtf is your avatar dude!! HAHA!!
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I am in the process of redoing the kitchen cabinets in my kitchen, and I am painting them. I am going with ultra pure white (behr) and changing the faces. We saw it on DIY Tv and it looks great.

My personal opinion on yours is that it would look sharp with solid color cabinets. It will contrast the floor, but will give definition to your kitchen area.
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Here's what you do, get a bunch of cardboard, cut to the same size as the doors, paint it the color you want, tape it to the cabinets. Cheap, easily reversible way to see if you like it or not. Repeat with another color if necessary.

I voted paint BTW, cabinets look kind of old next to the new appliances.
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i agree with jomo, stain it black or a dark dark brown
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