Last week I primed the living room cupboard base and doors with Stix primer. However, after two coats, I noticed the doors were showing streaks of yellow through the primer. Which made me worried that the stain was coming through. So, since my motto is “when in doubt, BIN”, I re-primed the cupboard and doors with 2 coats of Zinsser BIN. No more yellow streaks – BIN FTW! With 4 coats of primer between me and the stain, I should be all set to paint!
Yesterday after work I got a burst of energy and decided to start painting the living room cupboard – something that’s been on my to do list for a long time! I started by taking the doors off and prepping the frame with blue painters tape. Then I spread contractor’s paper on the floor of the girl cave, set up my painters triangles, and got the doors ready for primer.
Disclaimer: this is not a DIY project, but it IS a Home Improvement project.
The post is part of my #TBT [Throw Back Thursday] series. My first #TBT post covered the hardwood floors we had installed on our 2nd floor back in February 2012. This post focuses on our kitchen ceiling, which was magically transformed in April 2012.
As I reported this morning, I was able to get some DIY stuff done over the weekend. And that included putting 2 coats of high-gloss Benjamin Moore Calypso Orange in the glass-front kitchen cupboard! I primed and painted it with a sample of BM Calypso Orange back in March, but their samples only come in Satin finish and I wanted high-gloss.
Well, here we are in June, and the last DIY-related thing I did was back in April! Oy! Every weekend I tell myself I’m going to do some DIY stuff, but every weekend comes and goes with no DIY. Lately my weekends look like this: Saturdays are spent relaxing, decompressing from the work week, and re-charging my batteries [aka – reading, napping, walking, and laying on the couch watching TV].
Sorry for the long delay between posts – my computer died last weekend and work has been C·R·A·Z·Y with a capital K. Now I’m sick with some kind of major allergy attack or cold [there’s also a small chance I inhaled an inchworm hanging from a tree on my walk last week, which could account for all the coughing, but the more likely scenario is I’ve caught the blight that’s been taking out my coworkers at record speed.
After our long road trip to Hilo and back, we decided to chill out in Kona for the next few days. We relaxed in waterfront parks, dined in waterfront restaurants, took daily naps, snorkeled in an almost-enclosed, coral-filled natural bay where sea turtles feed [so cool!], played in the waves at our favorite beach, and slept 10-12 hours a night! All that relaxing tuckered us out! We also toured a local coffee plantation and visited a local honey farm.
OMG Hawaii! We got back Sunday night. We loved it! We were in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, for 8 days. We could have easily stayed forever. Maybe someday we will 🙂 I realize this isn’t DIY related, but I wanted to document my trip, and by doing a blog post about it, my family and friends can see what we saw!
I finally got my act together and painted the last little bit of wall in the laundry room. If you recall from my last laundry room post, I had everything done except a little bit above and around the door. I finished that this morning, which means the room is DONE!
This was the last week of my “Basic Home Repair & Preventative Maintenance” class at Whittier Tech. It was a 10 week class, each class was 3 hours long. I learned so much! We started with 3 weeks of electrical where we learned how to fix a loose outlet, replace an outlet, ground an outlet, map our basement electrical box, and add a switch to a wall.