It took just one test wall to convince me that this was our color.
I actually love to paint and find it very relaxing. I’ve developed a pretty steady hand over the years, and have learned how to “cut in” with my brush, so I no longer bother with paint tape or drop cloths. A Purdy 2″ brush is my best friend and I make sure not to overload it with paint. I clean it immediately after I finish for the day. The key for me is to take my time. Gone are the days when I’d race to finish a room in a single weekend. I tackled this project in stages. The first weekend I painted the ceiling. The following weekend I painted the walls. Next, I filled holes in trim and sanded. Painting the cabinets and trim actually took several weeks to complete.
In no hurry at all, I painted the cabinets a bit at a time over a period of several weeks. I started with the backsplash.
Then I removed all the doors and numbered them.
With full overlay doors, you don’t have to paint interiors or facings, so I didn’t even need to remove the contents of the cabinets. Easy peasy. Well, except for that one hinge inside the sink cabinet that had rusted. After wrestling it out, I dropped the hardware in a jar of vinegar and let natural acid take its course. After a week in vinegar, the rust was easily brushed away and it screwed right back in without a hitch—which was a good thing, as our nearest hardware store is still closed due to COVID-19 and I didn’t have extra flat-head screws the right size.
After the doors were dry and reinstalled, I pulled out all the drawers, emptied their contents, removed the cup pulls, and set the drawers on end to paint the fronts.
Next up, going deep cottage core, I’ll be making a feed-sack skirt for the washer dryer.