Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Painting and Painting and Painting

I haven't disappeared. I'm working on a large project and have had my nose to the grindstone. I've been painting everything that will stand still for two minutes. Well, not really, but it feels like it.

I'm working on the wall opposite the kitchen cabinets that I refaced last summer. Here's a sketch of what I think it will look like when I'm done. Of course that is assuming I don't change my mind...again.  Don't laugh at my dorky drawing...well ok...laugh if you must.

The bookcases are painted.  I sanded the edges lightly and am debating about glazing.  I may just use some briwax on them and call it done.  The middle part is going to be a rustic table with two shelves underneath for large appliances.  It will have a skirted front.  Above it I plan to hang two shelves for storing my white dishes and other pretties.  Those things underneath the first shelf are my mugs..I know...dorky.

Here's a sneak peek at the bookcases:

Sorry the pictures are dark.  It was night out and I'm too lazy tired to wait for better ones.  Remember when I showed some pictures of painting the kitchen walls?  Well I did, except for this wall, because there was a huge old buffet and a loaded down bakers rack in front of it.  I was not going to move those babies twice!  So I waited until I was ready to put the bookcases in place.  The wall got painted today and the bookcases will get moved in the morning.  The rest of the project will have to wait until after Thanksgiving.

And because I had the paint out, and the back hallway is right off the kitchen, of course I had to paint the hallway, which meant stripping the wallpaper border, and washing the walls, and, and, and!  My husband wonders why I don't stick to one project.  He just doesn't get it.  It's like the old song, "The hip bone's connected to the leg bone, the leg bone's connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bone's connected to the foot bone..."  There's just no good stopping place!

Oh my though, what a difference.  It doesn't look like much yet, but it will!  Here's some before shots of the hallway.  Again, dark pictures, too pooped to fix them.

Here I had removed the border, primed the red at the top of the wall and cut in the edges.

This last picture is a hint of things to come.  There's a reason I didn't bother painting the bottom of the walls. 


  1. ooohhhh, Debbie....painting and painting and painting can be so tedious. You just want to be finished. That cupboard looks great!!!! I like the distressing on it.
    Just keep at it sweetie, you will be so glad when you see the end result.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  2. The bookcases look grand. I think all your painting will prove worth it in the end. I can't wait to see more.


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