Friday, April 14, 2006

Speeding Things Up

This is only the first coat. I did cut in with a brush, but before I put on the second coat this afternoon I'll make sure to get into the places the roller skimmed over. I've been watching Fresh Coat and picking up lots of tips. One is to use a mini roller when doing shelves. Maybe it's obvious to others but I just never thought of it. I picked up a 6" roller/pan combo yesterday at Home Depot and used it today.

This summer I've got a lot of 6 panel doors to paint and I'm definitely getting the 3" one for that. They recommend using the foam roller for the final coat. What's painting a cabinet have to do with my previously listed plans? If I get this finished by tomorrow, when both of my sons are off work, they will be able to move Josh's huge tv up into his bedroom, clearing out one of the 3 tvs in the living room. Maybe I forgot to mention that Josh brought home 2 tvs when he moved back home in February. So my living room has three tvs and two spinning wheels. I put the Joy in its travel case and stowed it in a corner in the dining room. They'll put the other tv in the basement this weekend. So it really is part of the plan. A more peaceful spinning room.


  1. Getting things done always makes me feel so good. We had some much need sunshine here yesterday and I was able to knock a few things off my list as well! So I know just how you feel.

  2. Doesn't it feel great to learn a more logical way of doing things? I would not have thought of this one on my own. Enjoy the cabinet.