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Giani Kitchen Makeover Series: Cabinets

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Giani Kitchen Makeover Series: Cabinets

Welcome back the newest installment of our blog series: Giani Kitchen Makeover!  Continue to follow along with us as we completely remodel the kitchen in our office break room using only our DIY paint kits! 

We’re so happy to finally share the cabinet refresh step of our makeover!  We are absolutely loving how the kitchen is developing. It’s already so much brighter, and inviting! Check out this before and after progress:

Nuvo Cabinet Paint kits make it easy to refresh your cabinets in just one weekend (sometimes just one day!) and for under $100!  What are you waiting for?!

✨ POOF! ✨  Now this kitchen is beginning to reflect our office's modern style!


Painting your cabinets is one of the simplest ways to update your kitchen on a budget.  A little bit of paint can make a BIG impact. Our 'new' kitchen is so cheerful compared to the old, drab brown cabinetry. Plus, that new grey wall adds to the pretty, monochromatic vibe that we were going for.

To recreate the look, you’ll need:

Additional Items you may need for your Nuvo makeover:

  • FrogTape® Painter's Tape
  • Roller Trays
  • Wood Filler for Deep Nicks or Seams
  • #300 Grit Sandpaper for your Cabinets
  • TSP Substitute or De-greaser
  • Screwdriver

The first step to any makeover is planning.  If you are planning to use both Nuvo for your cabinets and Giani for your countertops, you'll want to set aside two weekends to complete your projects.  We recommend painting your cabinets first so that you don’t accidentally get paint on your Giani finish.

Follow along with our videos for project instructions and read here for detailed written instructions.


 Nuvo Cabinet Paint

Our prep was simple; we sanded all the surfaces down, especially high-traffic areas, with a #300 grit sandpaper and then cleaned thoroughly with TSP substitute. Just follow the standard Nuvo prep process, take your time, and your painting should be a breeze!

Now, comes the fun part – painting on your new, gorgeous Nuvo color!  We selected the timeless color combo of Navy and White but utilized the trendy application of two-toned cabinets to add more visual interest.  If that color combo doesn’t excite you, then take a look at our 9 other beautiful cabinet colors.

Nuvo Cabinet Paint kits make it easy to refresh your cabinets in just one weekend (sometimes just one day!) and for under $100!  What are you waiting for?!

 

 You’ll start by brushing on Nuvo on all of your cabinet frames and then you would roll it on the cabinet doors and frames till all of your cabinets are covered. Apply in thin coats to prevent cracking and paint build-up. Then, repeat till you reach full coverage!

 

How to paint your cabinets the easy way with Nuvo Cabinet Paint kits

 

How to paint your cabinets the easy way with Nuvo Cabinet Paint kits

 

Don't just live with your kitchen cabinets, LOVE them!  Our Nuvo kits make it easy to refresh your cabinets in just one weekend (sometimes just one day!) and for under $100!  What are you waiting for?!  

 

Nuvo Cabinet Paint kits make it easy to refresh your cabinets in just one weekend (sometimes just one day!) and for under $100!  What are you waiting for?!

 

 

Mood Board for a kitchen makeover using only Giani DIY Paint kits!  Modern Navy + White Kitchen Remodel on a budget!

Pin it, and try out your own cabinet makeover when you're ready!

Nuvo Cabinet Paint kits make it easy to refresh your cabinets in just one weekend (sometimes just one day!) and for under $100!  What are you waiting for?!


If you are feeling inspired and ready to plan out your own kitchen makeover with paint, be sure to check out our homepage for all the color and design possibilities! We try our best to match the product packaging/marketing to the true color but paint colors inherently vary on different monitors and the way they appear in each person's unique home lighting and surrounding colors. To work around this issue, we offer hand painted color swatches that we are happy to send out before starting your project.

If you’d like a swatch of our paint products, click on the image below to fill out a swatch request. Or contact us here

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