Tuesday, August 25, 2009
OH MY GOSH-SHE'S GOING TO PAINT
believe I am about to embark on painting this old cupboard! Did your parents ever tell you if you could not do a job well-don't do the job at all. That's why I hate to paint. It is not in my nature to be a perfect painter and it stretches my patience to the limit trying to make my painting look good. Why did I not think about switching out the white chippy cabinet in my house for the barn yard red one before I put four samples of paint on it? That's me-always a day late and a dollar short in my thinking! We are doing the window at Monticello for the month of September and this red/brown cupboard would not have worked with the newly painted brown walls-so I said to myself-you can paint this girl-just remember what your Dad taught you to do and then do it the right way-not the fast way. So I am off to the garage to embark on the monumental task. I know all of you out there who love to paint are laughing out loud at my misery-I just hope the paint fairies are on my side to day! YIKES-I have to sand first-that is like fingernails on chalkboards-oh well - quit bemoaning your fate and go to work!! PS I have sanded and used steel wool #3 on the cabinet I have rubbed the cabinet down with a towel and then a tack cloth and finished one coat [I am thinking at least 3 coats] of paint. For now I am letting the paint cure until this evening and then I am going to use fine steel wool on the cabinet before putting on the next coat of paint.