I’ve been hard at work trying to get these things done. And unfortunately I still have a while to go. I knew it would be a long process going into it, so I just wanted to do a little at a time, trying not to disrupt our lives too much by tearing apart the kitchen. Therefore, I am painting the cabinets with the doors and drawers attached for now. You may have already noticed that by the pictures. The hinges help to keep the cabinets off of the ground, and make it easier to paint the edges. But for now, I am only working on the front of the doors and drawers. When they are finished to my liking I will work on the the back, and then I will finish the base and the inside of the cabinets.
In this episode I will show you how I am touching up the chips and scratches of my painted cabinets. Like I mentioned before, some of my cabinets were painted about two years ago, but I never got around to finishing all of them or adding a protective sealer over the paint. So, the cabinets are kinda beat up in some areas.
Here is a close up on one of our upper cabinets.
Most of the cabinets have already received three coats of paint the last time I painted them.
So for these, I am planning to sand down the nicks and scratches
Then just go over those parts with a roller until they are gone.
Here is after two coats, still needs another coat I think.
Then I’ll finish with a final sand and a coat of poly like the rest.
Meanwhile, here’s my second lap around the kitchen with paint:
I ordered the drawer fronts for that cabinet, they should be here any day!
I also added this drawer front finally:
And built a cabinet for our refrigerator, more on that in another post:
And began painting the new coffee bar:
And if you haven’t noticed yet, we added beadboard on the ceiling, crown molding, and a new old beam. Look forward to a detailed post on that soon.
We still have a pretty big list, but it’s nice to check some things off. Today, Brian is attempting to replace our old, leaky toilet in the post-apocalyptic upper bathroom!!