Based on feedback we received here at OurPile HQ, it seems as though we may have created a touch of confusion. Please note that we have not yet closed on on new house (just 24 hours and change to go! Whoo!) so this is a retrospective look back at what we did in our OLD house. In my wildest dreams we could fast-forward through the next month and end up with something resembling the last photo I will show you, but no. First there must be PAIN! OH wait, I meant PAINT.
Or PAIN. Because that’s what painting these cabinets was.
These suckers took 3 coats of Killz and another 2 of paint. I took the doors off and did them in the doorway of our garage with the door up. It must have taken me at least a month and I swear the neighbors probably thought I was painting cabinet doors for the whole dang neighborhood out there in my driveway because y’all I was ALWAYS OUT THERE PAINTING.
(Just as a little side note here, I’d like to point out that at the time I said I’d never do that again. You know you should never say that, right? ‘Cause it is a sure-fire way to get a direct line to doing that VERY TASK AGAIN. Stay tuned for my riveting, moment by moment account! I know, you’re riiiiiiight on the edge of your chair!)
Anyhoo, while I was awash in pain paint, Russ did some inconsequential things like leveling the floor, laying a new tile floor and grouting it, repairing a broken pocket door, dropping a dishwasher on his foot, replacing drywall, casing in a new doorway, repairing the ceiling where the old wall/cabinets were, hanging a faux beam, and painting the room 2 different colors. And then he had the AUDACITY to ask why it was taking me so freaking long to just paint some cabinets, shouldn’t you be done already?
I think it’s pretty obvious who got the raw end of the deal here. Those cabinets were a CHORE.
It took us longer than we thought, cost more than we thought, and was a lot more work than we thought.
But the end?
I loved it more than I could have ever thought. And I can’t wait to do it again.
Also: Just look at those beautiful white cabinets. That’s a damn fine paint job, is it not?