While Marc is busily engaged in painting our main living area (i.e., the biggest area of our house), I am working on painting our kitchen cabinets.
It quickly became apparent that this is an even bigger project than I anticipated, and I already thought it was pretty big (thus the 5 years or so I've been putting it off).
It took me two days to thoroughly wash the cabinets, remove the hardware, and putty in the holes that we will no longer need once we get new hardware.
I only have room to do 4 or 5 doors at a time. (I started on the kitchen table, but have since moved to a table in the garage.)
I discovered that I have to do two coats of primer, because apparently I have a hard time applying it thickly enough. So: two coats of primer, then turn the doors over and two coats of primer on that side. Then two coats of paint, turn the doors over and apply two coats of paint to the other side. The guy who helped me at Sherwin Williams claimed I would not need to apply varnish if I used the right kind of enamel paint, but I have my doubts. So, I will probably apply varnish as well.
That's pretty much what I've done for the last 10 days (in addition to my usual life things such as: visiting teaching, presidency meetings, lesson preparation, piano lessons, meal prep, laundry, driving kids, etc.).
I have 29 cabinet doors and 12 drawer fronts. And I have to paint the framing of the cabinets.
What I thought would maybe be an intensive 2-week project is looking like it will take a lot longer.