This morning/afternoon I spent 4 hours sanding a cabinet door!
It was certainly not how I would have chosen to spend this day. But since starting this kitchen renovation, I have been trying very hard to make sure that everything that I do will be something that I can be happy with for a very long time.
So after finishing my pantry (alright, not truly finished as we still don't have the crown molding on it), I realized that I much preferred the finish that I ended up with on that piece to the first cabinet that I had painted black.
No pic of the other cabinet, but it was just too shiny and the distressing didn't show as much as I would like.
Here's where my inexperience shows, since I thought that I would just lightly sand to take the shine off, then be able to put another coat of paint, distress again, and top coat like I did the pantry.
I started sanding and the poly coating started to roll and ball up. GRRRR!
So, using a sanding block, I tediously sanded the poly coating off of a cabinet door. I did it very cautiously to try to avoid over-distressing. I used tweezers to peel it out of the corners!!!
And the whole 4 hours I was sitting outside in the blazing heat!
Actually it wasn't terrible in the shade.
And when I was finished I was covered in black dust!
I don't have a pic of the finished product, but honestly, I am still trying to decide whether it is too distressed for my taste.
In the mean time, note my new clock!
And me trying to be artistic...