My kitchen is going to be primarily black and white so I’m thinking it needs a few pops of color. That’s a pop all right! Don’t panic; that vibrant, beautiful apple green color is just for the pantry door. And the fabric? I am going to attempt to make Roman Shades.
Since the last Kitchen Update, there hasn’t been a lot of progress. Twelve-hour work days and working opposite hours from Dan is preventing us from getting much done. I did manage to paint the trim around the windows and as you can see, I painted the pantry door. That took 4 days because of priming and drying time between coats. Painting that six-panel door took me back to many years ago when I painted six-panel doors in my first home. I didn’t know what I was doing! I ended up with drips all over those poor doors. I have since realized I was doing it all wrong. Now I’m no painting expert by any stretch, but this is how I now paint six-panel doors and it works for me.
- Remove the door and lay flat
- Thoroughly clean and dry door
- If using a bright, crazy paint color like mine ; ) you have great taste, but you will probably have to prime first (advice from my paint guy)
- Use a good brush (mine is a Purdy – if you take care of it, it will last a long time!)
- Paint the grooves around the panels first
- Next paint the panels above the grooves
- Then paint the inner rails (horizontal, then vertical rails)
- Lastly, paint the outer rails
Like I said, I’m not a painting expert, but this method worked for me and I had no drip marks and the door looks perfect!
Oh, and I spray painted the door knob and hinges with the same Oil Rubbed Bronze I used on the cabinet hardware. Love it!
Next is Part 4