Wednesday, April 9, 2014

one room challenge...week 2


Oh, you guys I really wanted to have painted cabinets to show you today
 but it wasn't in the cards! : (
 I knew it was going to be iffy, we had family in town for a few days and then
 Mother Nature didn't cooperate with my painting plans. The good news is it warmed
 up today and I have the sweetest friend ever in history, between the two we made up for
 lost time and are on a roll with painting the cabinets!

This could be the ugliest photo I've ever put on my blog!
It isn't pretty, but it's progress...all primed and ready for the paint tomorrow.


This would be that sweetest friend lying on my floor sanding, and on top of that she is
 so dang funny she makes this seem like fun...almost!


31 doors and drawers, sanded and filled...  

 

Got the paint booth all set up in our lovely 1938 garage... 



The wet primer had an orange peel finish which had me checking with Google to 
troubleshoot the problem, luckily a little patience took care of it and it dried perfectly
smooth! Yes!! 

 

I can't wait to share the scoop on the HomeRight Paint Sprayer.
I'll do a full tutorial once the cabinets are complete, but I'll give you a hint
LOVE!!!

Go see what our fabulous friends have been up to this week...


  

48 comments:

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This is a huge undertaking. I am so curious about the sprayer and the final finish. Looks great so far. You have an amazing friend.

Jenny said...

Looking good Pam! It's definitely a big undertaking, but worth it in the end! These paint pyramids might come in handy for your doors while they're drying - a big help for me! http://t.homedepot.com/p/Hyde-Painter-s-Pyramids-10-Pack-43510/202102480

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

So exciting Pam!! This is going to really refresh your already beautiful kitchen, can't wait for next week's edition!!

Cathy Wall said...

Go girl! Nothing better than working with a funny friend. And I LOVE that you are painting your cabinets, and that Mr. Simple let you, your kitchen is gonna be awesome!

My Notting Hill said...

Yes, what a fun friend! So smart to go with the sprayer - I've never used one and I'm be interested to read about yours.

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Love the HR sprayer! I can't wait to see your cabinets!!! EEK! Exciting! xo Kristin

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Yay for progress! Dying to know if you're going with the same color?!? And, I've got to get my hands on one of those sprayers!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

That prep work alone is a huge accomplishment for the week. Can't wait to see your cabinets all painted up!!

charmaine said...

I need that sprayer! Looks great so far!

Christine Dovey said...

I can't wait to see those cabinets painted!!!!!!

Dana Frieling said...

Huge progress in my opinion! It's got to feel good to have this part out of the way. It's looking great! Keep it up, friend.

Beth Connolly said...

I'm exhausted just thinking about all this work. I'm sure it will be great!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Ive got my eye on that sprayer and I'm patiently anticipating your review and tutorial! Yay! We have a rather large project right ahead of us:) PS- your sweet friend sanding- oh my gosh!

Therese Marie said...

I totally want to hear about how you dealt with that orange peel paint finish. I like to paint almost as much as I like to sew. Looking forward to the how-to.

pam {simple details} said...

Therese - the orange peel leveled out on its own and dried completely smooth. Panic set in when I saw it, but we just needed to be patient and wait for it to dry!

Leslie said...

Wow Pam! I can relate having just done this last year.. and now we are moving and will start again. The good news is that it will be done for us this time!! What a project......... good luck finishing things up.

kate@willowinteriors said...

Progress sometimes doesn't equal pretty, but what I do see is a ton of hard work! Great job and can't wait to see the future pretties!!!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

What a great friend, and I'm sure it was much more easier to do the job when you're having fun with a friend. Can't wait to see the cabinets.

Angela, blue i style said...

Such a big project, but I can already tell that all of your hard work will pay off big time! Yeah progress!!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Pam, the soup cans as props are brilliant. Why am I not surprised that you thought of everything! Can't wait to see your painted cabs!!!!

Calypso In The Country said...

I am so excited to see this room evolve!!!
-Shelley

Andrea said...

Sanding and painting is soooo much work!! You have really accomplished so much, I am very impressed!! Your kitchen is going to be gorgeous!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Now that is a good friend! And I love the use of the Campbell soups! This will be so fabulous! You are going to be so happy with those cabinets. It will make such a difference.

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

This very thing is ahead of me soon. I'm both dreading it and can't wait to get my sprayer out again for a little exercise! Looking like great progress for you so far!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm so very impressed you're doing these cabinets yourself, Pam. If I tried that, they would be horrible! Good luck and hope you have cooperative weather!

Vel Criste said...

For someone who had friends over, you accomplished a lot!!!!!! It's all lookin' great Pam and I can't wait to see more next week! Give you friend a huge pat on the back for me, she is awesome!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Yay, gray! This is a huge paint project... kudos for doing it yourself. Also- so surprised your concrete counter is chipping. I was thinking of using concrete for my eventual kitchen redo but now I'm a little nervous.

Ashlina Kaposta said...

you make it look so easy. i know its hard work! go girl.

Julia Konya said...

I love my sprayer! And look at you go. This is awesome!

therelishedroost said...

I have to paint my cabinets this year, so sick of the glaze but I dont think I will be as brave as you are to do it myself!! Cant wait to see the continued progress!

erin williamson said...

This is such an enormous project... so daunting. Thanks for taking us through the process!

Reichel Broussard said...

That's A LOT of work! Can't wait to see them all back in place now :D

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I totally need to invest in a sprayer. Wish I would have had one when i did my kitchen cabinets. They are looking beautiful.

Jessie said...

You are so brave for tackling this huge project yourself instead of hiring help. I am so happy you have a friend to help you out. Can't wait to see the painted cabinets! :)

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Paint Sprayer! MC needs to learn about that!

Tiffany said...

It's going to be beautiful. Can't wait to see!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I must see the details on this sprayer. We tried one on cabinets years ago that did not work out but yours look beautiful. This is such an exciting project.

SHERRY HART said...

You are brave...or crazy....not sure which yet! What a job you have Pam. Seriously. I have been trying to paint a chair for a week but this dang yellow pine pollen is ruining my plans. Looking forward to hearing about the sprayer.....

Simply Modern Home said...

I've heard the Home Right sprayer is fantastic! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!
I'm so impressed!!

Summer Hogan said...

Looks great Pam! I'm dying for a paint sprayer so I can't wait for the tutorial!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh you are coming along great! What a huge undertaking - I have some cabinets in my kitchen to paint and I just keep putting it off cause it's such a huge job. And I don't have near the amount of cupboards you do and I will just paint them where they are - doors and all - cause they are a hodge podge of different cupboards and what the room really needs is gutted and all new everything!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

bravo to progress and great friends. that is no small feat. can't wait to hear about the sprayer.

Holly said...

Oh my word Pam - you get the award for taking on the most painted cabinetry. Big fist bumps for that. Do you crash at night or what? I'm exhausted just thinking about how much work that is, but your awesome friend saves the day. How nice of her! You got this Pam!!!

Kim said...

Way to go tackling that painting job and I am looking forward to a full review of the sprayer!! Got to love those sweet friends that will lay on the floor and sand for you!! xo

silverwaterpearls said...

Hi Pam! Your cabinets look great--cant wait to see your tutorial on the sprayer. Looking forward to your progress next week :)

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You have been hard at work and they are looking beautiful!! Mother nature always gets in my way with these projects too. :)

Verandah House said...

One of the biggest surprises about this challenge is how hands on you all are, its blows my mind how clever and talented, thankfully my husband is the handy one in our family I just stand their instructing, but you have me inspired Im getting out that spray gun! Love the colour of the cupboard doors this is going to look fantastic!

Bethany DeVore said...

Can't wait for this! That's a good friend to help paint cabinets!

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