It's been a very long process, but I'm about to see the finish line as I continue painting the kitchen cabinets. Here are the stages I've gone through:
1. Wash cabinets
2. Sand lightly
3. Fill holes
4. Drill new holes for new hardware
5. Wash again to make sure no saw dust remains
6. Cover knot holes with knot hole sealer
8. Apply one coat of sealer
9. Apply two coats of paint
Rick picked up a second gallon of paint for me the other day and told the salesman that I would do a commerical for their Benjamin Moore Advance Satin paint because I love it that much. Brush strokes level out and you are left with a very smooth finish.
I'm seriously in love with this paint!
This cubby is for my new white microwave but is temporarily housing items from across the room.
Here the bottom cabinets were finished and I was about to tackle the top cabinets. My husband loved the knotty pine cabinets and I liked them too, but they were in pretty bad shape. He does admit that they look much better now. See all those pesky knot holes I had to seal. If you don't apply knot hole sealer they will bleed through the paint. I know this from experience.
Everything from the top is now stored below.
That black dishwasher is headed out as soon as I sell another large painting.
I'm loving this new cottage look with the white paint.
The only thing left is to finish up painting the doors.
I'm lining drawers and shelves with the red and white check liner.
Only one more coat of paint on my doors tomorrow and then three days to dry before putting them back up. With a 16 hour dry time between coats of paint, it becomes a very long process. Hopefully next week I can put everthing back and share the completed project with you.
I hope to be back to painting on canvas again next week!