The last post regarding the laundry room was back in June after we had purchased our Habitat ReStore cabinets. We worked on them intermittently all summer because they required more than a quick sand and coat of paint. And boy, did we sand. The cabinet doors had some sort of “goop” (for lack of a better word) on the trim and in the corners. We went through several sanding sheets and a whole lot of Goo-Gone before they were ready for a coat of primer.
Everything got a single coat of primer…
And while we waited for it to dry, we debated over which color to paint the cabinets. I presented Taylor with a shade of creamy white (Home Decorator’s Collection: Weathered White) and the faintest shade of blue white (Home Decorator’s Collection: Wind Fresh White). In true Taylor fashion, he picked the obvious white and then I had to overrule with my choice of Wind Fresh White.
Still not quite right yet…I stared at the shelves in the cabinet next to the exposed shelves and realized a windex bottle, nor a bottle of detergent would fit rendering the entire cabinet useless to me. This is where Taylor let out a long sigh and I put on my “pretty please, fix this” face! Slowly, very slowly, he used a water saw blade on his drill to hack away at the shelving. He had to be careful because we wanted to keep the shelf on the right of the cabinet to which this piece was attached.
Next, we covered up the microwave vent with a shelf purchased at Home Depot. We added a little beadboard to the sides and a strip of moulding where the beadboard and cabinet meet. The beadboard and wood were then painted with Martha Stewart “Heavy Cream”.