Prepped and ready for painting to begin! We started at 11 a.m. Friday. This was at 6pm, aka time for a beer:
There were two rather disgusting pull-out cutting boards that gave us the creeps, so we took the opportunity to bury them forever.
Door painting station (round #1 of 2):
Back of doors after one round of paint/"bond coat." First of two on the back. Plus 2-3 hours drying time between. Then same process on the front. Do you see how "Three Easy Steps" is a bunch of crap? To complete just this step, it took us from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon.
Here is the schedule after I got mad at it and wadded it into a ball:
From many reviews, we gathered that the top coat (polyacrylic) was going to be tough, and it was. It dries VERY fast and if you go back over it with more of the stuff after it begins drying, it pretty much pulls up ALL of the layers. Luckily, only one coat was needed--very quickly applied--plus many hours of drying time.
Also, when they tell you to keep track of which door goes where, pay attention. Putting it back together was an unwanted puzzle at 9 pm on a Sunday.
But now look!!!!
We're thinking light grey for the wall color.... what do you think?