On Saturday morning the tenant decided to paint the base cabinets white. She started with a primer coat.
Using a foam roller, the second, third, and even fourth coats were painted with special cabinet paint. I got a text with the photo above asking how it looked.
I said I needed to see it in person. I was bluntly truthful and said the stark white cabinet paint didn’t go well with the top cabinets and didn’t look great against the sofa.
One issue is that a foam roller gives such a thin layer of paint that a piece painted with one often needs multiple multiple coats. The other thing is that the upper cabinets are creamier white than the bottom ones.
I suggested that I take the paint and tint it with some of my leftover paint. I added some Edgecomb Gray and Waterbury Cream which slightly warmed up the cool-tone white paint.
Unfortunately the tenant needed to paint a couple more coats of the new tint.
It’s looking much better. I also suggested that in a couple of weeks when the paint is cured the cabinets should be waxed. I think waxing would create a sheen similar to the upper cabinets.
I am helping to freshen up a garage apartment with two bedrooms and a living room which is being improved with paint and new appliances . The best part for me is that for the most part it’s not a DIY project.
Over the next week or so, before new tenants move in, the entire place is getting painted.
The bathroom is a dungeon but we’ll try to improve it with a new vanity, sink, and lighting fixture. We discovered that the exhaust fan in the bathroom which turns on with the light doesn’t actually draw so it will also be replaced.
And it will be partially furnished.
In today’s post are the “before” shots.
Even the entry way is getting lightened and brightened.
Would you care if your new living quarters had been freshly painted? Or would you prefer to pick your own colors?
I’m trying to convince a friend of mine to let me help her paint her living room.
The room probably measures about 9 feet by 12 feet.
Now the walls are a mixture of textures and colors:
My first thought was to paint the walls white and put a beautiful rose pink (my friend’s favorite color) on the ceiling except that the ceiling flows through the rest of the first floor and into the kitchen without physical barrier so I nixed that idea.
Instead the ceiling also needs to be white. I am thinking of suggesting Benjamin Moore’s Simply White on the ceiling and trim and White Dove on the walls.
I also have plans to replace the sofa and maybe the rug.
I’ll really have to be sneaky persuasive to pull that off.
What line of logic would you use to convince a friend that she wants your help?