In this installment of the Rental Rehab, I'll be covering painting the kitchen cabinets, and installing the shiplap. I'll be more detailed about the process of painting the kitchen cabinets then I will about installing the shiplap. As you can imagine, it's complicated to properly document the installation process while you're doing the work yourself. Maybe I need an intern? PAINTING CABINETS: These are the steps I followed to paint the cabinets. Additionally, I received a ton of questions on Instagram that I'll be answering along the way. Scroll to the bottom of this section for the complete supply list. Step 1: DECIDE if your cabinets are right to paint. Our cabinets are solid maple.