Mar. 8th, 2021 at 4:40 PM
So, we finished priming the rest of the kitchen with Kilz yesterday and got about half of the room painted with 2 coats of Valspar Ultra Semi-Gloss in Ghost Ship.
I also scraped the ceiling where the paint and plaster had cracked, so it could be repatched before priming and painting (the trim, doors and ceiling will be high gloss white). The indoor unit sits upstairs in about that area, and at some past point, the condesation pump had overflowed, resulting in the damage on the ceiling below. There's the original masonboard, then a thin layer of plaster, and gods only know how many layers of paint.
This is a good photo of the primed wall, the original color we're changing from and the new color. The next project is to replace all outlets with GFC outlets and new cover plates.
I couldn't get a good count on how many, even where I scraped the cracked paint on the pantry door frame. There's at least 6. Yeah. And no, the walls in here are so not smooth. They're plaster with who knows how many layers of paint. Adds character, I think.
So, today, I worked on finishing the main color. The Trim and such won't take too long.
The spice rack will be gloss white. The risers will be repainted gloss white too and nonslip carpet will be put on each tread going upstairs.
This space by the stove is currently drying , and still needs it's second coat. Then the main color is done. We plan to prime the cabinets and the uppers will be gloss white, the bottoms and the island will be 'Stained Glass Blue', which is as close to Tardis blue as we've found. Hardware as far as handles and knobs will be switched out to match the new server and buffet. Also plan to get new runner rugs to replace the ones that came with the house.
After that, all that'll be left is the floor.
We also got our tax refunds already, so were able to update the microwave cart- nothing wrong with it, it's going to my brother, but we wanted something that better fits us - and the existing black buffet will be moved to the back porch to be used as a potting bench and storage.
This is replacing the microwave cart and this is replacing the buffet. They're actually ready to be picked up, but we'll get them on Sat, as that's when we'll have time.
We also finally decided on a new couch, which we'd been planning and saving for, for a couple years now. That'll be here about July. Yes, really. 16-18 weeks before we get our new couch, and I cannot wait. (The pandemic pushed furniture sales through the roof everywhere and lead times are ridiculous right now. Everyone being home made them all realize they needed new furniture I guess.)
So. That's my weekend and week, how's yours going?