Cabinet Painting 101

Posted by John on September 21st, 2014

Happy Monday! In today’s post you’ll learn: – The best way to paint cabinets – The approach I’m taking to paint my cabinets Before I get started with today’s post, I want to remind you that we are running a survey to collect your feedback regarding our blog.  I’m going to keep it open until the […]

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Sanding and Painting Unfinished Furniture

Posted by John on April 1st, 2013

Happy Tuesday! Sure beats Happy Monday, am I right?  We are just moments away from wrapping up our built-in project.  All the cabinet work has been primed and painted, I just need to add a second coat to some areas.  I don’t know if I’ve ever shared the basic process I follow when I sand […]

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Painting Our Toddler Bedroom

Posted by John on January 27th, 2013

Hey guys!  We finally finished painting our daughter’s new toddler bedroom this weekend and we’re very happy with the color we chose.  I’ve also started assembling some of the Hemnes Ikea furniture that she will probably use until college (yikes).  Looking good so far.  We’re planning on at least a few more posts on her […]

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The Other Side of Our Front Door

Posted by John on August 27th, 2012

Hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer.  While I love the fall, I’m hanging on to the warm weather like it’s my job.  I’m sure I’ll get into it once it’s here, but for now it’s going to stay summer around here until the leaves change color.  Last weekend we knocked out […]

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Wainscoting Painted

Posted by John on August 13th, 2012

I was originally thinking about skipping all the posts on our dining room wainscoting until we were completely finished with it. Staged and all.  However, it may be another week until it’s all buttoned back up, so I think I’ll just get on with it and show everyone where we’re at. The last couple weeks […]

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Painting in Progress

Posted by John on January 13th, 2012

Last week, we posted on some of the lessons we learned when we hired a professional painter.  This week we’ve had the opportunity to put some of those lessons to the test to see how well they’ve worked.  The photo below shows the current state of our family room (well, we’ve actually moved our furniture […]

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Painting the Garage

Posted by John on November 14th, 2011

Despite another busy week and weekend, I was able to plant myself in the garage and get some serious painting done (used Olympic ONE).  All told, I probably put about 8 hours worth of time in this ridiculously over-dragged out project and that’s just for one coat!!  But anyway, the paint is finally done. Here’s […]

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The Heat is On

Posted by John on November 9th, 2011

This week we faced a critical juncture in our garage spruce up project.  We’re ready to paint, but our schedule hasn’t afforded us the free time during the warm hours of the day.  It’s been too cold lately.  You can’t paint below 50 F.  During the week, I’m only able to paint after work or […]

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