Concepts For Dressing Up My IKEA Veddinge Cupboard Doorways & Drawer Fronts

After having a little bit of a setback with the painted studio ground, I’m again on monitor and virtually completed with the ground. I’m not fairly positive which challenge I’ll tackle subsequent within the room, however I can inform you which challenge has been consuming my thoughts during the last couple of days — including trim and paint to my IKEA Veddinge cabinet doors and drawer fronts. I’m so anxious to get to that challenge!!

I purchased the Veddinge cupboard doorways and drawer fronts particularly as a result of I used to be planning on portray them a customized shade, and I wished the liberty so as to add trim in any configuration that I wished. And if I keep in mind accurately, the Veddinge was the most cost effective choice, which made it the proper choice for a DIYer like me so as to add customized touches.

I like the straightforward trim on the cupboard doorways, and the way it’s echoed within the body across the higher open cabinets. And people gold accents are excellent! I do love gold with cool colours, like that blue built-in, or my unique inexperienced cupboards on this home.

Gold simply appears to work completely with cool colours. I’m unsure how I really feel with gold accents on heat colours, just like the pink that I plan to make use of on my studio cupboards. Proper now, I’m virtually 100% positive that I’ll be utilizing the darker pink under, which known as Tuberose by HGTV House Sherwin Williams from Lowe’s.

Heat colours appear to work higher with silver accents in my thoughts, however I don’t do silver accents. (I had sufficient of these within the 80’s, 90’s, and early 00’s.) So I do plan to carry again the gold leaf (that can take me again to the times of the unique kitchen transform) and provides it a attempt on the Tuberose cupboards. It might or might not work. We’ll see.

However so far as including trim, I had deliberate on simply shopping for small wooden trim from House Depot, gluing/nailing it onto the cupboard doorways and drawer fronts, then doing my typical wooden filling, sanding, and caulking earlier than portray all the pieces. And I nonetheless may try this. It could undoubtedly be the most cost effective strategy to obtain the look I need, and I’ve had loads of expertise with it. In spite of everything, I made slab doorways for the cupboard within the hallway, after which added trim to the entrance within the precise approach I’m describing.

And I additionally did that in my mother’s kitchen when she and I labored collectively to makeover her kitchen. I made new slab doorways and drawer fronts to exchange the originals, and added trim to the entrance.

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In order that’s what I’ve been planning on doing with the IKEA cupboard as properly, and I very properly should still try this. Like I mentioned, it will be essentially the most economical choices.

I’ll admit that once I opened up the bins of the IKEA doorways and drawer fronts, I instantly acquired a bit of nervous about nailing trim to the fronts. The end on these is so excellent and easy! I don’t know should you can inform from an image, however there’s not a flaw to be seen within the paint end on these.

That end is so excellent that I began to surprise if it was truly a plastic laminate, and placing nails (even tiny end nails) into plastic laminate could be tough enterprise. It may possibly crumble the laminate, particularly if it’s low-cost plastic laminate. However I double checked, and within the “supplies” part of the product description on the IKEA web site, it doesn’t point out something about plastic laminate. It says they’re made out of fiberboard, polyurethane paint, and acrylic paint. So I needs to be high-quality placing tiny end nails into it.

However there’s another choice that I’ve been contemplating, and that’s Overlays. I keep in mind seeing these for the primary time a number of years in the past, after which I utterly forgot about them till they randomly appeared in my Instagram feed only in the near past. They’re principally laser-cut PVC designs which are minimize to the precise dimension you want, and that adhere proper to the door and drawer fronts. Right here’s an instance from their web site:

I don’t need something that intricate. I nonetheless desire a easy body design. But when I purchased these, it will permit me to keep away from having to place any end nails into the doorways and drawer fronts. And it positive could be so much sooner! AND they might be excellent. Lasers can minimize issues with absolute accuracy that my DIY makes an attempt can’t compete with.

Plus, I like making an attempt new issues, and it is a product that I’ve wished to attempt for a few years, however have by no means had (or made) the chance. So this is perhaps a enjoyable change of tempo. I haven’t priced it but. I’ll be curious to see how the value compares to buying unfinished trim and doing it myself. I’m positive Overlays would price many occasions greater than shopping for unfinished trim, however it is perhaps value it if I can save a ton of time! We’ll see, however it’s a enjoyable concept to contemplate.