Halfway there

What have I been up to? Painting the secretary, and not much else. The undercoat, or more correctly undercoats, were finished today. A small roller has been my friend, used for all the flat surfaces, especially the cubbies inside the cabinet. A fully loaded brush painted the corners and spots where the roller couldn't reach.

Should you ever decide to take on a similar project, you'll no doubt remove any drawers and take off the doors. Here's my tip, take off the back panel as well. Access from both sides makes painting MUCH easier and faster. Sorry that second photo is oriented wrong, Blogger's being a jerk again.
Topcoating and aging begin tomorrow, so I should have a complete before-and-after to show very soon!

5 comments:

Toad said...

It's coming nicely.

Karena said...

Definitely a labor of love! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

hello gorgeous said...

Coming along beautifully! How do you take the back off? Remove the nails?

David said...

Sometimes the back panels are affixed with big industrial staples, but this one was small brads so it was easy. I actually just kind of lightly punched the inside upper corner with the butt of a hammer. It loosened up and I could pry it off the back with a screwdriver.

Raina said...

Definitely a 410% improvement.