Wow, this is a HUGE project (here’s how it started, last week).
This is how part 1 ended:
And to be completely honest, it doesn’t look a lot different, even though I’ve put a ton of work into it.
The paint I’m using needs 16 hours of drying time between coats (Benjamin Moore Advance) – so that’s one coat a day. I paint light coats, so the cabinets need four coats (yup, 4). The oak grain is quite deep, so the fourth coat finally covered all the grain enough that I was happy with it.
So – that’s four days for one side of the cabinets. Then I have to turn them over and spend four days painting the other side.
I spent every night last week painting – the stove and countertops make a good work surface:
At least the dishes can go back in the wall cabinets. The four coats are done on those.
So, at the end of a very long week, here’s what I have:
No doors on any cabinets, which shows me exactly how unorganized my bottom cabinets are L Here are the bottom cabinet doors waiting to be sanded and filled and primed.
I’m moving them into the garage tonight to start that.
Oh well, ‘they’ say it always looks worse before it looks better, right?
As I mentioned last week, please wish me luck because I think I’m going to need it.