After a little more than a week of paint drying
(isn't that supposed to be the most boring thing ever?)
Joe attached the lovingly painted fronts to the six drawers
and the hinges to the two doors.
Then it was time for him to take a deep breath,
put on his glasses,
and say a prayer asking for the courage
to drill into the cabinet fronts for the handles.
After all my painting,
I'll admit that I might have had a total meltdown if he had mis-drilled ... :)
Because he wanted a happy wife,
it was a case of measure 25 times and drill once!
And he did it perfectly!
Why in the world did it take us 2 years to get this done???
The Barker cabinets are terrific!
I've almost convinced myself
that I could survive devoting a few weeks of my life to painting
in order to use them in the pantry.
(Yet another project to be done this year!)
Dovetailed drawers, formaldehyde free
a gorgeous finished maple interior,
soft close hinges and drawer glides.
Solid US wood and totally sourced and made in the US.
I wavered back and forth between using "fun" and colorful handles or knobs
but traditional and classic won the day
and I ordered more of the same bronze pulls that I used in the kitchen.
Halfway through the month and already one project checked off the list!
This morning I was in the mechanical room putting the final coat
on the six cabinet doors
which will be opposite the sink cabinet.
Part Two of the laundry room project:
The cabinet boxes are assembled (Barker again)
and Joe has work to do getting trim pieces cut;
while I take a break and watch paint dry!
Cabinets: Barker (Paint Grade Adler and Maple Front, Boxes Prefinished White Maple),
"San Francisco" Door Profile
Cabinet Paint: "Feather Down" Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo
Handles: Hamilton Sinkler Tradiitional DP collection Bronze Pulls
Walls: "Inner Balance" Benjamin Moore Regal Eggshell
Counter and Backsplash: Quartzite/Slate with Murano Glass Accent in Lagoon
Floors: Terrazo Tiles
Sink: White Kohler Glen Falls with Grohe Concetto Faucet