With Spring bulbs peeking through the ground and longer, warmer days, I’m in high gear with a few Spring projects around my own house.
My family and friends always ask me how I manage to get so many house projects done. It’s not that I’m so thrilled to paint my own trim or touch up walls, etc., but since I am usually already in paint clothes it does make it a little easier! On days when I am working in my studio, which is in my basement, it is even easier to tackle a small project while I am waiting for a layer or two to dry on a sample I might be making.
I started out thinking that I would just paint the inside of this recessed shelving, my favorite color in the Benjamen Moore Aura line, AF-430, wasabi green. When I removed everything from the shelves, I realized a little caulking and patching was going to have to happen first. So out came the Ready Patch,
compound and caulking gun.
Well, now that I had all that out, I thought I might as well do the wainscoting too, at least on this one wall.
Then I decided to include this one door too. 🙂
This is as far as I got. This is an old kitchen, so I had to do a lot of caulking! Most of this will just need a fresh coat of Linen White, like I said, the interior of the shelves will get some color and I decided to do the entire door in chalkboard paint. I always hang my calendar on this door so instead I am going to paint a giant, blank one month template in white and then just fill in with chalk each month. That way, I can make the squares BIG and have plenty of room to write in each square. You know, how those little calendar squares are just never big enough?! More progress on this front tomorrow.
The studio project I am working on is this set of four cabinet doors that belong to a client’s built in wall unit. I’ll do the doors here and return to the client’s home next week to complete the project.