Monday, July 28, 2008

Burning Down the House, Part III

Once the contractors put the paneling up last week and the Amish people installed my new windows, it was time for me to paint the laundry room. I only painted two walls because the other two are log walls. All of this started when I got my new pretty washing machine and decided that the room was too dingy for such a lovely appliance (see below).

So, here's what I was working with:

Yes, that's right--two completely different kinds of paneling to paint. So I put a coat of Zinsser on first to prepare the surface for painting:

It's looking better already and I'm not done yet! I ended up putting on two coats of "Snow Cap" and here's the result:

Eventually I will stain and varnish the new door, but they weren't done with it yet.

In between painting the three different coats in the laundry room, I repainted the kitchen paneling. For some reason when I did this the first time, I chose a matte paint that was hard to clean. So I painted again with "Pot of Cream" which is a little brighter than what I had before and I made sure it was semigloss. So, here's the mess on the kitchen table from everything that had to come off of the counters:

And the walls before I repainted:

The newly repainted kitchen:

I'm not done yet, gentle readers--I've got a lot of work ahead of me. Hopefully this week the contractors will finish their work and I will be able to put the laundry room back together. Next weekend, I plan to stain and varnish the window trim and new door and also deal with the porch floor. Then I will blog about it. While drinking a glass of wine.

1 comment:

Leah said...

I love the new paint! Particularly in the laundry room. I love white paneling. It's so beachy. Come put white paneling in my guest room for me!