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It was out of our budget, especially since once the kitchen cabinets were done, then I would want to install subway a tile backsplash, counter tops, etc.
HOWEVER, they did swap out their exposed cabinet hinges for hidden ones.
You can see a bit of the primer showing through after I sanded this first coat. Paint a second coat on backs, then fronts, and cabinets. Once paint is fully dry (I waited an extra couple of days), re-install drawer fronts, centering drawers on them and/or using existing holes. We didn't want to risk drilling large holes for Euro-style recessed hinges, so we went with standard ones--though we bought them in black and white to almost match the doors. I wanted the look of invisible ones but this is good enough given what we were working with.
Our cabinets had never had handle or pull hardware, just scooped-out edges at the center for grabbing. We knew adding modern hardware would really help with the look, but I also wanted to hide/disguise the old recessed areas, so we flipped all the doors and drawer fronts upside down and swapped them with their matching neighbors.
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One of the main concerns I had when I was thinking of painting my cabinets white was the oak grain. Remember that first sample I had made a few years ago from a different painter that did not look good? That first sample actually had deterred me from painting them for a while.