To see my progress from start to finish, click these links:
Part 1 – Stix Primer
Part 2 – BIN Primer
Part 3 – Painted White
Part 4 – Stained Topper
Part 5 – Trim Piece
Part 6 – Epic FAIL
Part 7 – Painted Raspberry!
Part 8 – Luan Lip
FINALLY!!! After more than TWO MONTHS of work, the cupboard is finished!!! Two weeks ago I got the right half of the cupboard finished:
It took 6 coats of raspberry to completely cover the white – my Dad said that’s because I was using latex WALL paint instead of latex enamel – d’oh! Apparently latex enamel is MUCH better for furniture and other wood items. Good to know!
Last week I got the other half of the cupboard finished:
The new, thinner lip looks awesome! I nailed it to the edge of the plywood top and also into the old blue laminate top, which is under the plywood.
I LOVE how the raspberry cupboard and dark metallic hardware look together:
The last step was filling the nail holes in the lip, which took 2 coats of tinted wood filler, and a bit of stain [I used a Q-Tip to apply the stain]. Unfortunately I forgot to use “finish nails” for the first few, so I had to cover up some really fat nail heads. Meh. It only shows in certain lights…:
Lesson learned. Note to future self: always use finish nails when FINISHING a project!
So here’s a pic of the cupboard before I touched it, a pic of the white cupboard FAIL, and a pic of the finished raspberry cupboard: