Painting Part 2

And the painting continues. After the insides of the cabinets were painted white (three coats!) we could put our kitchen stuff back in them, which was nice. Our living room no longer houses our plates and bowls, utensils and baking pans. The doors have been painted, which only took two coats on each side. And my little rolly friend helped out a TON. I bought a small roller to paint the front door, which at the time I thought was a waste of money. But boy am I glad we had that guy. After painting the insides of the cabinets, it was a breeze rolling paint on the doors.

Before we could actually paint all the doors, we had to fill in one hole in every door for the new handles we bought. Apparently the 3″ handles that were made in the 60’s are not the same 3″ handles that are made today. Our new handles are about 1/2″ longer than the old handles, so filling in a hole on each door and drilling a new one was all we could do.

Matt bought some Bondo and boy does that stuff dry FAST. I mean, I know the package says it drys within 3-4 minutes, but we both thought that was an exaggeration. Nope. Not one bit of exaggeration, maybe even underestimation! So we both were racing to get as many holes filled as we could before the bondo dried on our paper plate and was as hard as rock.

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Then we got to sand again! YAY! Once we filled the holes with Bondo from each side, we sanded away the extra bonodo so we had a nice, clean surface to paint. And paint we did.

Goodbye peach cabinets! Helloooooo white!

Goodbye peach cabinets! Helloooooo white!

Don't paint over the numbers!

Don’t paint over the numbers!

The mini roller. So cute! (and functional)

The mini roller. So cute! (and functional)

Painting in the grooves.

Painting in the grooves.

As soon as they dry completely (they are out on my patio RIGHT NOW drying for the final time!) we will hang them up with new hardware. WHOO HOO! Then the painting of the walls will start. It is starting to look like a cheery little kitchen!