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Painted kitchen cabinets

Having an Impact
Having an Impact


Dulux Renovation Range paint used to revamp a kitchen island and cabinets.



The project


As first home buyers, we are always excited to execute D.I.Y.s and give makeovers to our home as we want. Most of our kitchen area, including cabinets, slab and floor were in white tones. Though it looked good, it was not what we wanted.


Inspired by Bunnings and their Dulux paint collection, we finally agreed to repaint our cabinets and island grey and add some LED lights to it. 

It took two people around three days and cost us approx $270 for the complete makeover, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to Bunnings for your expert advice helping us choose the best colour for our D.I.Y. project.


Tools and materials



Step 1


We took out all the cabinets doors and their handles.


Step 2


We applied masking tape behind the cabinet doors, on the wall corners and the floor to protect against unwanted paint.


Step 3


We sanded all the cabinet doors and island to make them even and thoroughly cleaned the surface later.


Step 4


Then we applied one layer of primer using roller brushes and left it for drying overnight.


Step 5


Later we applied the first coat of Dulux renovation range for cabinet doors in Signature Grey and left it to dry for around 5 - 6 hours. The Bunnings expert advice we got to choose the Dulux renovation range for the cabinet doors certainly helped us.


Step 6


After the first coat was dry, we did a bit of sanding to even out the paint, cleaned the doors and applied the second coat of paint, again leaving it to dry for around 5 or 6 hours. Choosing grey was a wise decision - this indeed has created a sleek and polished look. 


Step 7


Finally, we removed all the masking tape from the cabinets doors, cleaned them and fitted them back to the shelves. We also removed the rest of the tape from the wall corners and floor.




Before and after






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