Monday, June 25

Furniture Painting

I'm actually doing it! -- Painting our china cabinet. We bought it approximately 4 years ago, and it's spent that whole time in its unfinished state. Initially I'd planned on staining it, but after sitting in the sun (partially) and getting the wood "tanned" in some spots, but not others (i.e. the back of the inside of the cabinet has six rings of white in it: where my six plates have sat for the past 4 years), we decided staining sounded like too much work. So, since I love French Country for my dining room, I decided black sounded like a good option. Plus, it will really make my china stand out.

The poor cabinet has been in the garage since last August following a commitment to not bring unfinished furniture into our house, and it is now time to thin out the kitchen cupboards by painting the cabinet! So last night I removed the doors and shelves and primed the cabinet shell. This morning I painted it, and sadly discovered that it will need another coat. The garage is WAY too hot and humid to work in anymore today, so it will wait for tomorrow morning for the second coat. David brought a dollie home from work in the event that tomorrow afternoon sometime we should be hauling it into the house. Over the next few days I'll get the shelves and doors painted as well, and then post a picture.

Blogging is good for keeping your commitments to yourself, if no one else! Ha!

1 comment:

Dan said...

Kristen, You are wonderful.
I am using my son's name but in reality we are Norwegian-Finn-Americans, and I have been on that soap-box for a while.
I too am a nurse that is trying to work a little as possible. I some how am working full time right now while it is too hot to garden. I have a little crafting problem and Garden habit also...I did take a Master Gardener class while living in South Louisiana.There is nothing like learning by doing though. Here is a mix of gardening and crafting, Don't walk through your yard whilst holding a can of spray paint.
I had a lovely pink shade and sprayed my dry Hydrangea heads while on the bush, No one knew unless they wandered over to them.
I live in Soddy Daisy and Work at Northpark ER. Come work PRN with us.
Norwegian-Finn-American.