I’m not much of a jumper. Last month while on vacation, I noticed I like to wade into the pool, much like I wade into new things in life.
And no matter how much this cute face tells me, “Mom, the water is great… just jump”, if I’m going to jump, it’s not without testing the water first.
With our big kitchen project on the horizon, I’m wanting to cautiously enter into the process of painting the cabinets. Have I researched it thoroughly? Can I learn more before I open that paint can? I don’t want to dive into the job wishing I was a little more skilled at it. Some may say I’m procrastinating… I like to think of it as being well prepared.
So when Tyson recently ordered cabinet doors to finish off his studio bookcase, I was ready to get in a little cabinet door paint practice.
The nice thing about the doors going in this space is they will be a much darker color and won’t show every flaw. Also, thankfully they are not in such a prominent place in the house. If there are mistakes to be made, at least they won’t be screaming at me from the heart of our home.
Wading… I’m definitely wading in.
This little project allowed us to try out a new technique. Several months ago, Tyson had discovered this idea of hanging the doors up to be able to paint both sides without any sticking or waiting long periods for one side to dry and cure before painting the other side. (Unfortunately, since I’m not married to a blogger, I don’t have the orginal link to share.)
The concept was simple:
Tyson hung boards in the garage for us to hang the doors from. He then added hooks to the bottoms of the doors and screws to the boards to hang the doors off of.
I then could paint one side of the door, carefully hang it, and then paint the other side.
Tyson also added a screw for me to hold onto so that the hung door would not swing while I painted it.
The good news is I think I have a solid technique for attacking our kitchen cabinet doors. The bad news is I have 23 doors waiting to be painted.
Are you a jumper or a wader? Do you like to practice, practice, practice or dive in and hope for the best? Any last minute tips for painting kitchen cabinets that you want to share? I’m all ears.
Now that the studio doors are finally finished, I’ll be showing the final studio reveal later this week. And don’t forget there is still time to enter the Sketchy Style Giveaway! If you’re not sure what that is, you can read all the details here. I’ll be sharing the name of the winner on Thursday.