The Husband I tend to start projects and they exxxxpand….
But, Behr Paint with Primer has come through for me again!
While painting my kitchen at 2 in the morning I started noticing the trim and the cabinets. We refinished our cabinets and kitchen trim about 10 years ago using a 3 step process that looked “antiqued”.
I loved it at the time, although it was a long and pain-in-the -rear project…primer-paint-paint-stain-topcoat…I swore on my life I’d NEVER repaint a cabinet again. EVER.
Monday when I was painting and nose to nose with every square inch of that kitchen I was horrified with my trim and cabinets. The more I’ve cleaned them over the years, it seems some of the finish has worn off. They just look dirty.
I nearly had a heart attack, how could I not have noticed this?
When The Husband came home and started bragging on me for my 16 hour work day, I gingerly broached the trim and cabinet subject, planning my words carefully so he wouldn’t go running out of the house, I started small…
“Honey, this trim is in really bad shape. Look ” (Pause and point).
“Do you think maybe I should paint it before you start refinishing the floors? Don’t worry I’ll do…”
“Let’s do the cabinets too” he interrupted.
I’m either very convincing or he’d already noticed the ‘issue’.
Soooooo, I’ve been painting trim and kitchen cabinets!
I’m using a Behr color, Sandstone Cove and of course it’s the Ultra Paint and Primer.
I painted some of the lower cabinets in a custom color match I used when painting some of my furniture…(chair on the left…)
This project, which also includes a bathroom and 3 doors, has gone so fast! I’m finished and thrilled with the result.
I could not have done it without that darn Behr Paint with Primer though. I’m icing my hand, which is pretty swollen and wearing Thermacare heat wraps on my shoulder and hip and taking a prescription Naproxen 🙂
(This is what happens when you’re pushing 50 and have arthritis and continue to do DIY projects!)
We have moved all the furniture out of the kitchen and dinning room and today The Husband starts his project…refinishing the wood floors. (heaven help him)
But it hasn’t been all walls and trim…
I’ve painted some fun things too, like the little buffet table that started out like this…(which I like, but I wanted to lighten it a bit…)
I mixed some of my tealish paint with Behr Antique White to soften the tone.
And I hit my my mirror and shutters with a bit of color. It started like this…
(Sorry about the lighting in this shot…I’m in a massive hurry!)
Okay…so this weekend The Husband will be refinishing the floor, I’m starting on the den, which is where this project started in the first place!
Can I get an AMEN for inspiration…sigh.
Happy Weekend Peeps…how about doing something relaxing for me!!!!