Today was nonstop, and not just with painting. I dropped Zoe off at a friend's house around 8am and then zoomed to Wally Word to pick up a cake, which I then had to take over to the girls' school and deliver to the teacher's lounge(it's Teacher Appreciation week, btw:).
After I got settled back at home, I slapped another coat of primer on the cabinet shelves (which have all been removed from the cabinets) and added basecoat to one side of four cabinet doors. Then I spent a good deal of time taping off the inner edges of the cabinets because the insides are to stay off-white...I didn't want to get any red paint in there. Later after I picked the girls up from school, I began adding the first coat of RED to all the cabinets and shelves. I had to get to a stopping place at one point so that I could watch the girls perform a little play in the backyard. They made cute little paper puppets on popcicle sticks and everything...so cute:) After I got their autographs,lol, I returned to painting. I wanted to get everything first coated with red by the days end...That doesn't seem like much but what a challenge it was! It's amazing how much one has to multitask when working on projects while caring for children. I'm pretty sure I was painting, giving the kids their bath, and making dinner all at the same time. After dinner, I cleaned the kitchen, gave out spelling words, ran a load of laundry...and probably painted something.
When the girls had their story and were properly tucked in, I came back to the kitchen to add another coat of red paint to the shelves. By 10pm, everything had been covered in at least one coat! Yay for me! *clap clap* (Can you tell I'm a mother of young children?)
One coat of red paint down...just three more to go!
Here is what the cabinets look like with one coat of red paint (click to enlarge):
Here is a comparison of the one finished cabinet (on the left) to the rest of the cabinets that only have one coat: