Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 5 Kitchen Reno

An up close picture of one of the cabinets
Today was a much more relaxed day, and after 3 Advil and a half an hour of sitting with the heating pad on my lower back I was ready to rock this morning. It didn't last however, and i found myself fading fast just before lunch time. So I fed Charlie, put her for a nap at 12:30, and crawled into bed myself for a two hour siesta. I woke up refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the job. Mike came home and sanded the doors, and started to spray them with primer.
That's where it went all wrong.

Mike spraying the cabinets...well, half of them anyways.
 The sprayer kept leaking all over the doors, and that really upset me as the finish would never be super smooth if it continued to do that. We fiddled with it and decided to scrap that idea and do them by hand. I was so unimpressed. More to the point, I want the doors, which I will have to see everyday, to be perfect. Which means (unfortunately for Mike) that I will have to take extra time to get them done if they are going to be right. I asked him to come and help me tonight by getting him to run the paintbrush in the grooves of the doors ahead of me, and I would follow behind with my roller. I watched him start slopping on the paint and hollered: "NO! Be Careful!!" I felt so bad...I scared him for one, and I didn't want to seem ungrateful for his help, which I did really need so my primer wouldn't dry on me. So we worked together and got it done.

 With the paint sprayer setting us back a few days, I won't have the kitchen doors back on as soon as I thought. And Mike is trying to blow my budget out of the water by wanting brushed nickel knobs and new hinges in the same color. While I agree they would be nice (I was just going to re-use the old brass hinges), I would rather be over-budget with my tile choice instead. So I'm not sure who will win this one, but I'll keep you posted on that.
After we are done the two coats of paint on the doors in the above picture, we need to finish the rest of them and a few shelves, pictured below:
the rest of the doors
And that's it for today! I'll get a coat of the paint on before bed, and tomorrow's another day.
Good night all!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't renovating so much fun!! Look forward to seeing what it looks like when you've finished ms CH