Complaining. That’s me. I can’t tell you how many times I complained about this kitchen. Then I complained about the hard workings steps of getting it to the point of spraying. Then I complained about how I didn’t get to participate in the spraying. I know. I know. I’m a bundle of fun.
But I took this opportunity to lavish Jeremy with loads of compliments and encouragement. It was all him. He took the kitchen from this:
For the cabinets, he primed with Zinsser’s Spray primer. Like I said before, we wanted to use oil based primer but we didn’t wanna clean up the sprayer or brushes….so we splurged a little extra for the spray cans. (for more cabinet painting prep steps go to the bottom of this post)
The trimwork around the doors, crown molding, doors, and baseboards all got sprayed with Valspar’s Ultra SemiGloss paint and primer in one in Ultra White. We have always just used Ultra White with no color or tint added…even in our old house…because I have a terrible memory and couldn’t recall certain paint colors if my life was on the line.
After Jer was done, I got to run inside to see the first of the white-ish kitchen. And yes, I think the spray can fumes went to his head.
I love the paint inbetween the fingers look. It’s hot. It’s like female DIYer catnip. Meow.
He actually had to do two coats on the trim. It was a light yellowish tan…so the bright white is like a breath of fresh air. (which looks like that is what my boyfriend needs after all that work/paint fumes).
The trim was pretty much done after two coats of the sprayed semi-gloss. The cabinets however are a different story. These suckers are still not done. I’m not joking.
We started out by using the kitchen as a spray zone…so the primer went on in there.
Jer set up little scrap blocks from 2×4’s to prop them off the floor so the paint wouldn’t pool or stick them to the paper.
So not much info, huh? Probably because I wasn’t there. But it sure is nice to have the trim transformed. And honestly, it’s nice to just focus on how Jeremy works so hard. It’s easy to forget with life getting in the way. He’s even willing to get loopy for me. That could have been the spray cans…or it could just be from being married to me. Can’t ever tell.
For past kitchen info, here’s some recaps…
- First look at the kitchen
- Buying a fridge
- Getting a dishwasher
- Refinishing our kitchen table
- Renovating the kitchen chairs
- Painting the light fixture
- Organizing the desk
- Installing island pendants
- Adding cabinet hardware