Given the working circumstances in kitchens it is nearly impossible not to get messy now and then. Sometimes, this “messy” turns out to be just the thing to leave our kitchen furniture marked forever. Well, maybe not forever. If you have (once) white kitchen furniture like I do, and it is getting kind of yellowish from steam and brownish from stains, but can’t afford replacing it, just calm down, you can paint them. Many people think that if a cabinet has some kind of decoration, than painting is not recommended. WRONG! A flat cabinet would look horrible after painting, just like flat doors, due to the large texture less surface. However, if the cabinet has a little decoration, a raised border the texture is replaced.
So, go down to a hardware store, buy a good quality latex based trim paint, and start repainting. Paint all the faces if you like to move your furniture around. You never know what is exposed, paint both inside and outside, both sides of the doors (it is recommended to remove the doors and drawers before you start the whole operation). Don’t forget about the drawers, of course, all sides (the bottom and back sides are optional). Let it dry, remount and see what you get. Keep the remaining paint, it will be good for future repairs, and it is advisable to buy a Magic Eraser, in case you screw up during the operation.