Ohhhhhhhh it’s feeling good!
The seemingly never-ending spackling and sanding routine is done, DONE.
Paint brushes and rollers have been broken out
I’ve said it before and I will say it again –
If you can paint, you are almost done.
Just getting to a point where the paintbrushes are dipping their little brush heads in primer means things are in the home-freakin-stretch.
The spackle has been sanding. Usually about 8 billion times.
But it feels like 8 billion. And you’re pretty sure it took the equivalent hours & minutes of 8 billion times.
All of the associated dust and debris has been vacuumed and mopped up – lest it interfere and screw up the perfect paint job and your now perfect surface.
Two weeks ago, things were looking pretty sorry.
A motley crew of bare wood, spackle, primer, and top coated surfaces.
Last week, I put on my big girl pants and talked myself into priming the main wall.
So many corners. Up & down the ladder. In & out of cabinets. It honestly felt completely overwhelming at the start. To get myself started, I negotiated the project in bite sized chunks.
“Just prime the inside of the cabinet above the fridge, then you can be done.”
“Since the brush is already out and filled with primer, just do the little skinny cubby.”
“The ladder is right here, just quick do the fancy moulding at the top.”
And so on and so forth until the entire thing was done – 2+ hours later.
This past Sunday, a ground swell of productivity took place. What was supposed to be a weekend of beach camping got rained out and rescheduled. Suddenly my man & I were faced with the prospect of making the house look less like we were merely squatters in a construction zone and more like an actual home fit for human beings.
He also agreed to man the roller while I cut in.
We got one coat of paint on the entire wall in about an hour. It was miraculous.
For your gif-y pleasure, THE PROGRESS (thus far).
There is still another coat of paint to go but the light at the end of the tunnel is nearing. It’s looking more like the sun and less like another train intent on running me over.
The large doors on the 36″ cabinet are painted and hung.
Same with the 24″ nook cabinet.
The nook’s cover panels have 1 coat of paint on them already. Just awaiting a second & final coat before being installed.
Perhaps even more exciting – is the fact that every single remaining door & piece of trim has been primed. Front AND back!
Every single remaining door & trim piece also needs 2 coats of paint. Front AND back. But, it’s a start!
The painting zone is set up and (relatively) dog hair free.
The other day I was talking with a coworker about how the kitchen was coming and I mentioned how excited I was to finally be able to paint. To which she replied, “You’re painting the new cabinets you just bought????” Yes. Yes, I am.
So there you go. PAINT!
In progress. But – PAINT!!!!
Exciting times. Exciting times.