Today I began the Kitchen Cabinet Panels job. I almost forgot to take the "before" picture! After I began the taping out of the door panels, I remembered…
These are the cabinets at the other end of the kitchen.There are a few on the other side too, surrounding the fridge.
Today I just sanded each panel a little and did the taping. (Have I used enough blue tape this week???? I put a coat of primer on all of the panels and then the basecoat on all. The bottom cabinet panels now have a black base coat of paint and the top cabinet panels have 1 layer of tan plaster, rolled. All had to dry, so that’s as far as I could get today. Even though I don’t like to work on Saturday’s, I feel I am getting too behind with some upcoming projects, so I will work a few hours tomorrow… 9-1.
Can I tell you how nice these clients are? Today they handed me a menu from their local pizza place and told me to order what ever I wanted. I had a delicious veggie calzone. Both the husband and wife were home and they have someone else there doing a mural in their living room, so we all sat down together and had lunch! This is very RARE for me. I do have a few clients who always make me lunch when I am in their homes working, but for the most part…. I eat while I work, resting my sandwich or yogurt on my ladder.
It is a bit awkward for me, having this other painter there, doing the mural. The client had told me she already hired this guy to do this castle mural because supposedly that is what he specializes in and that’s what she wanted. The guy is doing a very nice job, but I still am a bit hurt that I was not even considered for this mural when she knows I do murals. She did say she saw his work some place locally and it was exactly what she wanted, so I should just suck it up and let it go, but gee.. I could have done that damn mural. Also, in 1999 I did her entire bedroom in a stone block look w/a faux arched window… and she claims she still loves it. Ok, ok… I’m letting go. 😉
When I got home today and jumped in the shower, I discovered a big streak of white paint on my thigh! How on earth did that get there?! It’s not like I was wearing shorts today. I had on my bib overalls.