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Remodel with Retro Kitchen Cabinets and Metallic Backsplash

Give a bland kitchen a bright, fun 1950s look by refacing the cabinets with colorful laminate and spraying metallic paint on the backsplash.

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  • masking tape
  • respirator
  • precut laminate
  • dowels
  • auto body filler
  • clear-coat sealer
  • latex-based metallic paint


  • tack cloth
  • plastic sheeting
  • drill
  • pry bar
  • screwdriver
  • adjustable wrench
  • reciprocating saw
  • palm sander
  • 60-grit sandpaper
  • safety goggles
  • laminate roller
  • pressure washer
  • low-pressure sprayer




  • Aluminum moldings (Nostalgic 50's Collection) and cap for counter backsplash from Eagle Mouldings
  • Stainless bar handles (model: O1W83.10) from Lee Valley Tools
  • New Classics toaster (model: T75r/color: Diner Red); New Classics Round Belgian Waffle Baker (model: 200/color: Chrome); Retro toaster oven (model: 372/color: Chrome) from Toastmaster Inc.