My husband and I are big DIY-ers. We moved to our new place 3 1/2 months ago and have fixed up most rooms. Our kitchen cabinets need to be redone, but replacing them isn't within our budget right now. They are white formica (sp?), both the cabinets themselves and the doors (plain rectangles, not designs or handles). I know you can't just paint formica (it will chip off) but I've watched enough episodes of Trading Spaces, Changing Rooms, House Invaders, etc. to know you can do other things. So, my questions are: 1) is there a special type of paint/primer to paint formica, 2) has anyone evey cut out the centers and replace with chicken wire and/or fabric 3) Anyone have other ideas? I know teachers are naturally creative so I'm hoping for great ideas here, Thanks!