I'm happy to report that after the fiasco of stripping the alligatored
primer and paint off the craftsman cabinet below, the next coat of primer went on
smooth as silk.
I followed up with 3 coats of Benjamin Moore Waterborne Satin Impervo in white.
I love, love, love this paint. It dries to a hard washable finish and won't yellow like
alkyd paints. I used it on my kitchen cabinets and touch-ups are virtually invisible.
I kept the original hardware.
I left the interior as is for a reason.
If I had painted the interior white, the contents would stand out against the
light background as in the photo above. One of the cabinets (did I mention there are 2?)
will be retrofitted for TV components, so I thought the dark interior would
camouflage those not-so-pretty necessities. Julie and Jeremy can always
paint the interiors white in the future, if they like.
Photo from First Comes Love blog.
The cabinets will be placed under the windows that flank their fireplace. This photo
is from a Christmas post of Julie's. Did you notice the artwork ?
Here's the vintage 1940's poster as I found it for $20.
For her Christmas birthday, I had it dry mounted on black matting
and framed in a honey colored wood frame with archival glass
to prevent any additional fading and preserve the piece.
Don't give up!
In the words of Minneapolis singer songwriter Mason Jennings, there's sure to be a tire swing baby
at the end of your rope! (Keepin it Real)
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