Yesterday, I revealed the finished – well, mostly – laundry room (click HERE for that post).
All that’s left for the laundry room is to finish the doors. I painted them with a brush with a primer and semi-gloss paint, but the paint didn’t cover and the underlying paint job wasn’t good in the first place (which became more pronounced with white semi-gloss paint!). I’m going to sand them down and paint them again, but this time with a paint sprayer (more on that to come soon!).
Many moons ago, it seems, I compiled this list – click HERE for the post where I first explained the list – for what I wanted to do in the laundry room and kitchen. I thought, given the reveal of the laundry room redo yesterday, I’d update the list. I’ve crossed out everything I’ve already done.
- Clear off shelves in kitchen and remove from walls. Why? Because I’m going to paint the walls and ceiling, too, while I’m at it. I decided to paint the walls Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White, which is a bright white with some gray that will complement the gray cabinet paint.
Take down pantry sliding door (required to paint door frame) and patch pantry door frame (from where old doors were). Sand trim in kitchen and laundry room.
- Sand chalkboard paint backsplash. I know – I like the chalkboard paint backsplash! But I’m going for a lighter look in the kitchen, so – I think – I’m going to cover the dark chalkboard paint. I have plenty of chalkboards elsewhere, honest.
- NOTE: I haven’t decided for sure that I’m going to cover the chalkboard paint backsplash. On the one hand, I like it. On the other, it’s dark. We’ll see. (Opinions welcomed below in comments!)
- Prime trim (this is a third of the way done) and chalkboard paint on wall.
- Paint the kitchen ceiling. Why? Because the ceiling is darker where the upper cabinets used to be and I want it to look clean and even.
- Paint trim – Benjamin Moore semi-gloss in white. I have already done a third of the kitchen trim and the pantry door frame.
- Paint walls –
Laundry room: Violet Sparkle by Benjamin Moore
- Kitchen: Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore.
Finish laundry room: Install countertop above machines.
- Install tile backsplash on back wall behind machines. – I decided not to do this, at least for now.
Put it all back together.
- Sand down and repaint the doors.
So that’s where I am with these projects! Tomorrow, I plan to continue priming and painting trim in the kitchen. The hard part is coming up: painting the trim on the window above the sink, including the frame of the window.