Another Diy Project

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  1. Von Jones

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    My plan for yesterday was a trip to Lowes, then Kroger and then to the movie theater but I'm flexible. I can change it around and that's exactly what happened. I couldn't wait to get home from Kroger and get started on my lower kitchen cabinets.

    While browsing around at Lowe's I found a mistint quart of paint that was the perfect color that match the floor tile in the kitchen. It was a primer and paint combination and only $2.50. Right up my alley.

    After putting away everything from the store I told Johnny to get whatever he wanted out of the kitchen because I was eager to get started. Of course he wouldn't listen (why does 'listen' have a 't' in it?)o_O.

    I removed the hardware before pulling out the drawers and left everything else in place and got started on the frames, next was the outside of the doors. The rhythm I had was paced very well giving time for the paint to dry. Next I painted the doors' inside. Then I put the drawers back in opened just a bit and painted them. Finally the hardware was cleaned and put back on. (Thought: I wanted to change the hardware too but I like the fact that they are original to the house.)

    This project took about six hours including breaks. Now I know why painters get paid good money.
     

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  2. Patsy Faye

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    I love the grey - very stylish and thumbs up to you for wanting to get at 'em
    You did good :)
    As for the t in 'listen' - you've been saying it all wrong Von - its, list-en to me, not lissen to me :p

    Nah, if I had my way spelling would be how you say it and lissen it is :cool:
     
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    Good job, Von. Love the grey also. Looks like a little greenish tint to it?

    (I just read that it is now acceptable to pronounce the t in "often." :p )
     
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    No green tint definitely gray/grey o_O. It's probably the lighting or the setting on my phone.
     
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    @Von Jones Very nice job! Yes, the gray is so modern and classy and does work with that floor. I love it! You inspire me doing that in 6 hours! I have always made it too difficult with sanding and then using a color varnish and brushing on, drying, sanding, between coats, and finally rubbing out with wet dry paper and buffing with paste wax. Usually for a small kitchen about 30 hours. Last time I did it was 30 years ago and neighbor came over to see it and says, "Gee Faye, did you realize these are cabinets not a Steinway Grand?" I once did refinish pianos. I did paint my small bathroom cabinets recently and just cleaned them off with a cleaner and then two coats of kitchen/bath latex and that was that. It took me 8 hours, so 6 with breaks is impressive.:cool:
     
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    you got initiative! ...looks great!
     
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    Good job, Von! Really changed the look of your kitchen.
     
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    @Faye Fox it's a galley kitchen with a breakfast nook (my office space). It's not very big and not a lot of cabinets.
     
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    Thank you @Teresa Levitt.

    Thank you @Beth Gallagher. I may just take the remainder of the quart back to Lowes for more and paint the 3 upper cabinets.
     
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    Be that as it may, still impressive work and what an office space!
     
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    @Von Jones It looks like elephant gray. I like that particular shade. It can turn out a little dark for walls, but looks fabulous on cabinets and accent pieces. I always paint drawers with them in as well. I applaud you for taking the doors off. I don't even do that. I'm a lazy painter. You can keep some extra paint in a tupperware container and a small sponge brush or paintbrush. Put all of that in a baggy in a handy place. Then as time goes by, and an area gets nicked or scraped, you can do a quick and easy touch up. Great job!! :)
     
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    @Bess Barber thank you for the compliment.

    I painted the cabinet doors without taking them off. I removed the drawer pulls first and painted one side of all the doors, let dry and then went back and painted the other side.
     
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    @Von Jones @Bess Barber You two must love punishment!! It is quicker to take the doors off. You can lay them flat and paint them with a small roller and then brush around the edges. It makes a nice finish, no brush strokes or runs. The time taking off the hinges is nothing compared to time painting a hung door VS one lying flat. The frames are much easier to paint with doors off.
     
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    Oh @Faye Fox. If I was going to sell this house I probably would have. I have watched so many home improvement shows and how-to videos on Youtube and Home Talk and always thought 'That's too much trouble.' That's the kind of DIY-er I am, but I do understand why they chose to do it that way and I respect and admire their talents and skills.
     
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