On my to-do list for the past few months has been to paint the bottom section of the DIY linen closet.
Just a smidge had to come off each side to fit the cabinet into the 36-inch opening.
Charlie cut it down to size.
While the linen cabinet looks grey it is actually dark green.
Now it’s my turn to change the color of it.
The inside used to be turquoise. (I know it looks green in the photo.)
I started with the inside which I wanted white to give the maximum light reflection quality. It was turquoise.
Some of the outside was inadvertently hit with the white paint but will be covered with grey.
I got out our paint sprayer* and gave the inside of the cabinet as many thin coats as I thought necessary to cover the bright aqua blue.
The interior of the linen closet is white.
To make the job easier I removed the doors. The final color might be pale grey as opposed to bright white but it will do.
The old hardware looked dated so I’m planning to use something similar to the kitchen hardware.
I removed the hinges from the doors because I want to paint them some metallic shade — Metallic Charcoal wouldn’t surprise me.
The new pulls will have holes at a different width.
I also removed the drawer pulls from the drawers and filled the holes with wood filler.
- I like the knobs and drawer pulls in the kitchen but I want to see exactly what comes with my new vanity before making a final choice.
I expect to get new drawer pulls and matching knobs for both the lower and upper sections of the linen closet.
Secret by Benjamin Moore for the built-ins.
The next step is to lightly sand the top, front, and drawers before I paint them “Secret”.
- I’ll get around to this sooner or later.
While I’m painting them would be the perfect time to also paint the boards that are destined to be our bedroom bookshelves.
I simple hand-held paint sprayer is not difficult to use and maintain.
*One day I’m going to give a tutorial on how this spray painter from
Horror Harbor Freight works and how to clean it.
Favorite method of painting : brush, roller, spray?