Sunday, November 28, 2010

More Cabinet Painting

I have to apologize for the posting delay. The cabinet doors were drying in the computer room, and I couldn't risk moving them to pull the desk chair out until I knew for sure they were dry. They are now. I also need to apologize that as a result of the aforementioned hurdle to my updating, this will be a long post.

So without further ado, I present the near-conclusion to our cabinet-painting weekend...

Day 2 began with a trip to visit our nephews, a much-needed boost of energy to inspire our painting afternoon and evening ahead. When we returned home, I set to putting a second coat on the cabinet doors:

(all)
(close-up)
Meanwhile, Dave was in the kitchen, tarping the room:

...sanding:

...and then putting a first coat on the upper cabinets:


The second coat takes significantly more attention than the first, so while I was still jamming out to The Beatles and painting in the bedroom, Dave also managed to sand and apply the first coat to the lower cabinets:



(we both did the drawer faces... see close-ups below:)

This is how Lanie supported the process:
(she's lucky she's so cute and has no opposable thumbs!)
Day 3 (today), had us back in the kitchen early, applying the second coat to the upper and lower cabinets. We were done before the Bears kicked off. Take a look:

(the selection of this for the cabinet close-up is for my mother)
So we're almost done! All that's left is to put the doors back on, and paint their inner faces (I don't want to flip them over onto their freshly-painted fronts to do this). I now *actually* need to pick out the new knobs for the drawers, too. But already this is looking like a completely new, fresh, modern, updated, current room. We're both really happy with the color, and are looking forward to painting the walls (soon!) to complete the picture.

Stay tuned...

2 comments:

Eric said...

You are all amazing - you, Dave and the cabinets!

Kelly said...

The place looks great! I love that view. so pretty. I can't wait to see the finished product. Kelly