Can we talk for a minute about how hard it is to renovate with little ones in the mix?!
Holy cream cannoli’s!
It’s like pulling teeth from vampire. Not. fun. So with that said…the laundry room. It’s still here. and under construction. Let’s get you up to speed on a few things.
So when we started the laundry room the cabinets were very orangie brown. I like white cabinetry (obviously)…and because colored cabinetry could go out of style and heaven’s knows that vampire bicuspids are hard to come by, I nixed the dream of cute colored cabinetry (I think I could go for a muted yellow, blue or coral color cabinet these days) and made the executive decision that white it is. Plus we already had the paint. Saved fifty bucks right there.
Besides the cabinetry, the trim was all my very favorite color of Irony. That’s the color matched name by the way of the very NOT favorite trim color in my house. My sarcasm font was supposed to be on.
In order to get our tanish/creamy trim to become white, I started with a quick wipedown of deglosser and made sure to get off all the dust and grim.
Then I did a primer coat. My new favorite primer for the trim is Kilz Clean Start. I also like Zinsser primer but for some reason the Clean Start seams to stick better.
After one coat of primer and two coats of paint (we just use Valspar’s brilliant white base in semi-gloss without tint or colorant), our trim was looking mighty fine.
The crown and the window and the door were the only other places to paint…and since the room is not huge, it didn’t take me that long.
The came time for the ceiling. All the ceilings in our house match the trim…a very creamy tan color…(pointer finger down the throat).
So while Jer was at work I turned off all our electricity (I didn’t want to risk not throwing the right switch so everything got turned off) and removed the ornate boob light for painting. I named it Janet…I think you know why 🙂
One coat is all it took. I used Valspar’s flat ceiling paint in bright white. It’s very cheap and goes on really well.
Finally came time for cabinet prep. After removing the doors, Jeremy sanded them down for me.
He also did the cabinetry frames with my new sander. I think he was just looking for a reason to sand something since this is his first go-round with the sander. He’s a tool junkie so I am sure it was getting cross-examined while he worked. (like his makeshift mask?!)
Okay…so that is painting and prepping…next up BUILDING. Yup. Building and the light fixture. And then comes more painting and more painting and then more building and then flooring and then maybe we will be close to done. WHEW. Of course we are nowhere near that yet. Edward Cullen wouldn’t just hand over his incisors, right?!