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Kitchen revamp using paint

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

This kitchen was transformed with freshly painted cabinets using the Dulux Renovation Range and a new rangehood, rangetop, benchtop, sink and dishwasher.





The project

We used the Dulux Renovation Range to revamp our kitchen with a two-tone colour. We also installed a new rangehood, rangetop, benchtop, sink and dishwasher.


The cabinets are holding up well with the paint. It's very easy to clean any stains and we're happy with the results. I used the recommended primer and did three coats because I had paint left over and couldn't help myself. Two coats should be enough. I used Dulux Endless Dusk for the lower cabinets.


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We attempted to paint the floor tiles, but it wasn't durable in this high-traffic area. We ended up purchasing stick-on tiles for the floor. 


We replaced the benchtop instead of painting it due to damage and because we were already changing the sink. I painted the top of the benchtop where the knife block is and it's holding up well.


Before and after

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Painting your cabinets, drawers and tiled splashback is an affordable way to give your kitchen a new look without a huge renovation. See these 10 kitchens transformed with paint by Bunnings Workshop members for more project inspiration.




Cultivating a Following

Looks fantastic @stelz! Amazing what a bit of paint can do. Looks very fresh & modern. It's given me ideas to maybe not completely renovate our kitchen, but paint it instead. Thankyou for including the actual name of the colour you used too - I hate it when I see one I like & it just says "Dulux"...narrows it down to only about 1000 choices 🤦‍♀️

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Bunnings Team Member

HI @SxcMnx


It's great that @stelz's kitchen revamp has inspired you. The colour combination they've chosen goes so well with the new floor. When the time comes for your kitchen renovation, please keep us in the loop. I'm sure our members are keen to see your kitchen makeover as well.




Having an Impact

Hi @stelz,

We did a similar kitchen renovation with our 1980s style peaches and cream country kitchen style cabinets with a dark green laminate bench top. 
Cabinets: spray painted Dulux Milton Moon (sanding between coats), Handles: changed the wooden knobs to bar metal handles.  
Bench top: Rustoleum Benchtop Transformations. It took about 10 days on and off but working full days on the weekends. It took longer because we sanded back the wooden profile to a plain rounded edge and also painted that the the bench top paint for continuity. 
Tiles: plain white tile which cost 50c each. Stuck one on each of the featured textured rose tiles - just stuck them on with silicone sealant. Cheap and easy and now the wall is just plain white tiles.


The finish doesn’t look exactly like laminate, but from a distance looks passable and up close looks much better than plain paint would. It has flecks and glitter like granite although to be clear, it doesn’t look as good as new laminate would. Our “temporary fix” has now been used (lots) and It’s been 7 years now. There are some discolouration marks and some small chips in the paint, but overall I think it’s help up well.

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @glenmore


Thank you so much for that thorough update on your painted kitchen. It's good to know that the paintwork has stood up to the rigours of everyday kitchen use. I totally agree with the prepping and the sanding, this particular step is always rushed and you end up with paint peeling off. But if done properly it will provide you with a really strong surface for the paint to latch onto.


Again, thank you for sharing your kitchen renovation project.




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