Friday, March 27, 2009

The Cabinet Completed and Moved-In

I'm happy to say the custom cabinet is done. After a lot of filling, sanding, priming, sanding, and more painting, it's finally done! I really like how it fits in with the rest of our white decor in the basement. We've taken advantage of the extra storage on the back, and our cords are neatly tucked away in the compartment on the back.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Not all paints are scented equally

On my last trip to Menards, I picked up a gallon of Dutch Boy's Cabinet & Trim paint for the new cabinet. After a lot of wood filler, sanding, and priming, the cabinet was ready for paint. I applied the first coat of paint to the entire cabinet, and the top sides of the shelves. I have to say I'm impressed with the tough, glossy finish from this paint. However, having inhaled the stuff for about 2 and a half hours, I had quite the headache. Whatever they put in that paint to make it extra durable smells a lot stronger than your typical interior wall paint. Our furnace in the next room picked up the scent and spread it throughout the house. By the time I finished my painting for the day we decided to open some windows to air out the house, and went out for awhile to get some fresh air.

So... for the rest of you. Paint in a well-ventilated area!