First of all, thank you all so very much for all of your comments yesterday! I knew I could count on you! I’ve yet to make a lighting decision, but when you plan on living in a house for, oh, say about the next 30 years or so, what’s another day or two right?!
Anyhow, I’ve had other things to occupy my time and energy anyway. You already know that we inherited white painted cabinets from the previous owners of our home. They looked like this when we moved in almost two years ago.
You also know that we made a change to these cabinets by adding molding, changing the hardware, and distressing/glazing them.
You’ve seen mostly the progress and pretty pictures, but what you don’t know is that the owners that painted these light oak cabinets white left traces of evidence that this paint job was a diy project with a less than perfect result. I mean I seriously doubt that this was the work of a professional painter.
Believe me when I say, that I am not the best diy’er. I am in no way criticizing the efforts put forth by the previous owners, as I am sure that I left behind a ghost or two in my old home. However, this was a pretty simple fix. I kept putting it off, but it really didn’t take too long to deal with the ghosts of diys past. It wasn’t fun, but I couldn’t handle it any longer. I had to do something about all the nasty paint drips. They were in every drawer! I cleared the contents of each drawer, sanded, primed (with Zinnser), and then painted 2 coats of our white cabinet paint. And now, when I open these drawers in front of company I won’t feel completely embarrassed or totally disgusted.
My paint job isn’t perfect, but it is drip less! Getting rid of the ghosts (either the ones you inherited or the ones you created) can be such a tedious job, but it’s always worth it when the job is done. Have you had to deal with any ghosts of diys past lately?