It’s crunch time! If you are just joining me in week five of the challenge, you can catch up on previous weeks Here. I have less than a week to finish this space and photograph it. Heaven help me because I still have so much to do! Painting my built ins has proven to be a much larger task than I planned. Any free time I have has been spent painting coats and coats of paint, including painting ALL evening on Halloween. Oh how I wish I would have figured out a way to have them sprayed! Slowly but surely they’re getting there.
Can you believe how much brighter it is in here?! I can’t wait to get the painting and sconces up. As you can see, I have yet get the chandelier installed that should happen by the weekend. The built ins need a couple more coats of paint as well but they’ll be done today, I am having the doors sprayed to achieve the smoothest possible finish. The hardware shipped today so I hope it arrives in time!
The best way to paint cabinets is spray them, it eliminates brush strokes and gives a much smoother finish. However, some times it’s not feasible as was the case with my project. So I’m sharing a few of the tools that have helped me during this process.
- The first one is Zinsser primer, the set of shelves I painted on the right side weren’t primed. BIG mistake! I even had the primer in the garage, but I didn’t use it and it cost me a LOT of extra time and paint.
- Next, I also had some Floetrol in the garage that I added to my paint. It’s a conditioner that helps the paint go on with a smoother finish closer to oil paint, reducing brush strokes.
- There’s no way to completely eliminate brush strokes, but this Paint Edger has been a life saver! My finish carpenter is the one that recommended it, and I am so grateful! It puts down a lot of paint with less marks. It will be a staple for me for future projects!
If you are considering taking on a project like this in the future, these will make your life much easier!
I got a few of my pillow covers yesterday, and I did a happy dance because they are so beautiful! I am dying to see the fourth one I chose that will tie them all together.
That emerald velvet is stunning!
I also ordered this art from Minted, it will be perfect on my shelves, I’ve been dying to use it for a while now!
My list is still a mile long, and I am waiting on several items, including my furniture! I’ll need all the luck I can get to be ready next week! You can shop the products I have chosen down below.
In the mean time, I’ll be working on my huge to do list. I don’t know about you, but typically I work better under pressure! I also have to start my clients Christmas trees asap and start planning my Christmas decor! So much to do!
I’ll leave you with a sneak peek into my clients gorgeous new build that I’ve been wrapping up. We are still waiting on a few pieces for their space as well, but it’s stunning already!
My clients love color, we opted to keep the walls neutral (paint, PPG Ghost Writer) in the main body of the home and add huge pops of color with the furnishings. This Massoud sectional adds a touch of drama to the space, it’s stunning in person and so deep and cozy once you sit down you never want to get up again! More photos coming as soon as the install is complete!
Check back tomorrow for the reveal of the kitchen! Then I’ll see you next week with the final post on my One room challenge! In the mean time, you can catch up on the other Guest One Room Challenge participants, I’m sure most of which are much further along than I!
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