I made partial progress on the kitchen yesterday. I primed the cabinets inside and out but did not get to the doors yet. As I said before, I am having to use oil based primer because the cabinets were previously painted with an oil based paint.
Which brings me to killing brain cells...
The quality of this stuff is great. I can tell it is covering well and evenly, and I got it during Sherwin William's preferred customer 30% off sale (which lasts until the 31st!). Don't be too jealous - they will let anyone become a preferred customer as long as you give them your email address.
But the smell...good golly miss molly. I had doors and windows open, and I still had a headache most of the day yesterday that is still lingering this morning. I have used oil based primer before, but only in the great outdoors. And it was totally bearable outside. The worst was having to stick my head way inside the cabinets to paint the back walls and corners.
So I thought I would ask your opinion on a few things. We have these copper screens on 4 drawer fronts and one corner cabinet door. They are the same color as the door hardware, which we will be spray painting oil rubbed bronze (looks almost black).
Should we paint these white to blend in with the cabinets or oil rubbed bronze to match the door hardware?
This is a piece of trim above the sink. I think it looks very "country" to me. I would prefer a clean, straight trim. But this would require cutting it out, repairing the wall on each side where it is attached, and figuring out something else to put in its place. Thoughts? Ideas?
If you look closely in the above picture, you can see that right in the center is the old cabinet color and to each side is the new white primer. Such a difference! The final color is going to be similar to the white primer.
I am off to kill a few more brain cells...wish me luck!