When we moved into this house 3 1/2 years ago, I didn’t like my kitchen cupboards or the flooring. They were brand new but not what I would have picked. Being the frugal cheep skate that I am, I couldn’t imagine ripping out perfectly good cupboards and replacing them. I decorated around them and they have been okay. What I have wanted to do since day one was paint them. My kitchen is small and although it has tons of natural light, I don’t want to paint them or gel stain them dark. I REALLY want to paint them cream. The only reason I haven’t done it yet is because of the dust and grime that settles in the grooves. I am worried it will be high maintenance. I will have to use a butter knife to clean out all the gunk that is easily seen because of the light color. And I will have to touch up if it gets a chip or scuff. I already have to touch up the paint on my baseboards and door frames every once in a while, do I really want to add cupboards to the list? HELP! Have you painted your cupboards???? Do you like it??? Is is a pain to maintain???? AHHHH! I am so torn. I just convinced the hubs to let me replace the flooring ( that matches the cupboards) to a dark wood like the rest of the house. So I have to do something to them I guess. What should I do???