There was really nothing wrong with my kitchen. The cabinets were pretty. I was just ready for a change and paint is a good way to get change without a big expense.
Here is a nice “before” shot.
There is one window in this kitchen and it faces east. So we only really get good sun in the a.m. portion of the day. This results in a rather gloomy room for the six months of cold greyness when we’re trapped indoors.
I decided to paint my cabinets white and my walls a lovely shade of teal.
Here’s a shot of the cabinets in progress with my sample (I painted a poster-sized foam board to get a better feel for the color) sitting above the cabinet.
Painting the doors was quite a project! I did that part in the garage.
It took me about two weeks to decide whether or not to do hardware and whether to mount it horizontal or vertical.
Since the family was already used to using the little grips on the underside of the door-fronts, we all agreed that horizontal placement worked best for us.
Next came the walls. The prep was a bugger but produced very nice results.
On pinterest I read of a trick for preventing paint from bleeding under your masking tape and making blobs. First, you tape. Then you paint along the edge of the tape with the wall’s CURRENT paint color ( the color the walls are before painting). What happens is that this color bleeds under the tape but doesn’t show because it matches.
It also seals the edges and makes the new paint line look perfect!
And that’s only a part of what’s been keeping me busy and away from the computer this spring.
I’ll tell you about my backyard and my third pair of socks (which are still not finished) in separate posts.
Enjoy your warm weather!
What’s keeping you busy?