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Painting my kitchen

post #1 of 21
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Everyone needs to come to my house and grab a paintbrush!!!!! icon_lol.gif

The plumber is finally done! Woo-Hoo!! I have all new plumbing throughout my house and property (we started all the way back to the well). My house has been upside down for two weeks (rain storm hit right in the middle of the project). I literally have a hole in my hall bathroom wall (about a foot square) and you can see outside. The tile guy is coming tomorrow to fix that. While he's here he's re-tiling the whole bathroom and kitchen.

My kitchen is 18*36 feet.... I dread painting (cabinets, too- lots of them) but it's going to be so nice when it's done.....

HELP!!!!! I'll make a batch of buttercream for you!!!!! icon_razz.gificon_wink.gificon_rolleyes.gif
post #2 of 21
What a mess...I'm glad it's almost over for you. If I was in yer neck of the woods, I'd be there with bells on icon_smile.gif .
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post #3 of 21
If I near you, I would surely come and help. I wish you the best with all the pluming and the rest.
It is so fun when everything is over.
post #4 of 21
man o man- if I had time and money to fly out your way I would, I would help you and then try to get all the tips I could from you icon_wink.gif
Well.... at least you won't have to replace pipes any time soon, and hopefully after this is done this will be all the work the house will need for awhile.
"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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post #5 of 21
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AMEN!!!!!
post #6 of 21
Glad it is almost over for you. Sounds like it will be wonderful once it is done. That is a big kitchen! We would love to see a pic when you get it all done!
Janice
post #7 of 21
Just curious...what colors are you painting it?
post #8 of 21
NO MORE PAINTING FOR ME!!! LOL not for real. I would do it in a heartbeat. I love decorating, painting and even busting down walls. icon_confused.gif Just today I finished painting my kitchen cabinets (sigh).. icon_biggrin.gif Next is the floor..(mexican tile I hope!) From a painters point of view, (not a pro-painter hubby and I are pretty much jacks of all trades) it will all be worth it in the end!!!!!
A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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post #9 of 21
This would definately be a D.O.S. at cali4dawns! I too would gladly pitch in, with more hands it would be finished in no time at all! We'll all be there in spirit form so as you are getting too tired to paint..you'll hear all of us saying "Just a little bit more, you can do it, we're behind you all the way!"
post #10 of 21
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Hey Dawn--I'll come help you paint in return for your coming out here and helping us clean up after icon_smile.gif :

1. Replacement of our whole window/wall unit that runs the length of our condo and abuts the terrace

2. Replacement of ALL of our wooden floors

3. Painting the whole place

In case you haven't guessed, we have a lot of problems with leaks when it rains (we're on the 15th floor of a 15-story high rise with southern exposure). When all this work gets done, it will be like having a new condo. But until then, we're looking at the rest of the spring and into the summer before it's all done! icon_cry.gif
post #11 of 21
hey, briansbaker, how are you planning on doing those cabinets? my husband has made an attempt at repainting ours, but they did not turn out so well. the weather is getting warmer and i feel the need for another go at it. any advice? i love to bake and cook, but right now my kitchen isnt the space i would like it to be.
post #12 of 21
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I'm going with Tuscany colors. My floor tiles will have to wait for awhile. My flooring is going to cost about $5k and it's just not in the budget today. So we are having the cement repaired and painted for the time being (all flooring was pulled up several months ago). But everything else will be done hopefully in the next two weeks. I had jury duty today- so nothing got done.

Tomorrow's another day!
post #13 of 21
Hey Dawn, I'd help if I could. I love to paint!! I'll be stripping wallpaper in my bedroom and kitchen this summer and repainting. Good luck. It's always worth it when it's over.
"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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post #14 of 21
I wish I could come and help...I painted most of my walls here with pics, but when I was in the Navy I painted the tugboat I was on......Tugboat Pete is what I was called...Peterson was my maiden name... loved to paint!
post #15 of 21
well first thing is first. clean them real good with soapy water. Then lightly sand away any bumps. I thought at first I had to sand down to the bare bones, but don't! That will take weeks. I lightly sanded down all bumps, primed it and painted it. Allow them to dry for about 48 hrs before touching them. They may seem to be dry to the touch, but it will not be cured.. Because of my color choice below it took 2 1/2 gallons of paint for my cabinets. Oh buy the best paint. Behr is the bomb. Also if you can buy the foam rollers. You will be at if for a week or so I am sure. To keep your rollers and brushes from drying out at night. When your done wrap them in a plastic bag and put them in the fridge until your ready to use them again. They never will dry out in the fridge.
I watch alot of design shows. And actually about almost a year ago I decided to go with a design from Debbie Travis facelift show. It was dark yellow walls, stainless steel appl. and ebony cabinets. hubby about had a fit icon_mad.gif cause I painted our cabinets black. So to say the least I had to repaint. icon_cry.gif He installed granite tiles for the counters and against the black cabinets it looked tooooo dark. So I went to home depot and browsed. I ended up going with one of their kitchen show rooms. I painted my cabinets a cream color. we have the cathedral style cabinets I added a dark brown glaze to the lines and gave it a dirty look to all the edges. And for the backsplash I am using a tuscany style wallpaper. I can't wait to see the wall paper up. (sigh) then, floors here I come!!! Good luck!!!!! Cali4dawn I love tuscany style anything!!! Cali4dawn 5k?? icon_eek.gif
OMG!!! Is it gold leaf??? icon_wink.gif LOL
A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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