Last week I said that week 4 of the One Room Challenge is the hard one. For me, this time around it was week 5.
Nothing tragic happened. I started painting the cabinets as I’d planned. But the whole “started” thing felt hard.
I felt like I was restarting this makeover. I was removing hardware, shelves, drawers, doors. I was patching holes and sanding. I was priming.
Ugh. Prep is not the fun part of DIY for me. Although Ellie enjoyed having a new fort.
Even once I started painting, I wasn’t having fun yet. It just reminded me that I don’t like painting cabinetry. All of the angles, molding and curves that need to be cut in, all of the different pieces that need to be primed and then painted–twice. Just not my favourite.
So that’s a lot of complaining.
Sorry to be a downer.
Snapping out of it now.
I started painting the china cabinet. Yay!
This was a maybe on my initial task list, so the fact that I got to this part of the makeover is a good accomplishment.
The dining room, which had brightened up a lot already thanks to the lighter paint on the walls, gets brighter every day as the wall of dark brown cabinetry slowly goes fresh creamy white.
I really feel like the white paint is going to transform these circa-1990s entertainment units into a super functional and beautiful china cabinet.
I have another coat to go, but I think it’s doable before the big reveal next week. Next week! We’re almost at the end of this One Room Challenge.
Before we get to the end, check out the other participants’ progress at One Room Challenge.
Does anyone else struggle with the prep part of DIY? Have you ever had a project where you feel like you’re starting over? Are you yay or nay on painting cabinetry?