Today felt like I hopped from project to project, which is kind of true.
I did replace the backing on the upper portion of my white cabinet with my beadboard panels. I’m SO glad I opted to do that. Not only does it look 10 times better, but it is also a whole lot sturdier. The panels really don’t have much give to them, but that cardboard stuff did, which made this just a hair wiggly. Now, that sucker doesn’t move. And yes, there was a splinter of wood that popped out under that top, but I’ve got that fixed.
There was also the never ending task of painting materials. Since I had to use a couple of my panels, I had to start painting more so I can still do the doors. I also somehow missed the removable shelf for the white cabinet when I was painting yesterday, so that got painted today as well.
The new surface for the cabinet is now in the process of being built. I still have a few things to do to it before I can attach it to the base, but most of it is done. This most likely won’t get stained until I’m ready to stain the counters, which means the cabinet may not get completely put together until then either. I haven’t decided yet.
I’m probably going to need to moderate how much I get done over the next couple of days. I was just dragging all day today and feeling bit worn out. I’m pushing so hard to get this whole project done, but I don’t want to get impatient and mess something up. Or, wear myself down to the point of burn out.
I know that once I start on the cabinets, things are going to feel like they start to fly because there will be huge visual changes each day. Right now, there isn’t a lot visually and there probably won’t be for a little while, or at least after I get these few doors done, because there is going to need to be a whole lot of painting prep of materials that will need to be done and that isn’t helping much.
Considering this project started the week after Thanksgiving and we are now in the middle of March, I really want to be done so I can start using the space.
Just to give you an example of how worn out my brain is, I posted today’s color post as day 4 instead of the 3 it should have been. I really can count. I promise.
2 thoughts on “Craft Room Project: White Cabinet New Surface & Panel”
You are good to not get impatient and hurry. I would be dying to use the space so I would rush things or figure I could do without certain small details. You will have a room that you will truly enjoy.
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Rush mode is something I tend to cave to on a lot of things and I do tend to cut corners (usually on the less important projects), but I refuse to mess this up. I have to keep reminding myself that I will see the mistakes and they will drive me up the wall as I sit there trying to work, so I slow down or take a break when I feel the urge coming on. It has been an exercise in will power lately.
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