I Have Pink Studio Cupboards!

It’s taken a very long time to get up to now, however I lastly have a wall of pink cupboards within the studio! The wall is just not utterly completed. I nonetheless have have an extended checklist of issues that also must be achieved (which I’ll element after I present you the painted cupboards). However at the very least this can be a main step in the direction of getting this wall completed!

And this wall being unfinished gained’t cease me from admiring the wall of decrease pink cupboards as a result of simply getting up to now was this was fairly the feat. It was an extended and drawn out course of, from putting in the cupboards, sanding the doorways and drawer fronts, including trim, caulking, priming and portray.

Nothing about that was notably tough…besides this silly 6-drawer cupboard within the center…

I put the drawers collectively, disassembled them, and reassembled them so many instances I misplaced depend. I used to be satisfied that IKEA’s directions concerning the location of the drawer slides have been unsuitable, so I put in them the place I assumed they made sense. And so they appeared fairly good! (The image above was taken after I went rogue, tossed IKEA’s directions on the garbage pile, and did it my very own means.)

However I simply couldn’t depart it alone. I couldn’t stand the thought that they weren’t put collectively in response to the directions. So I disassembled them one final time, and painstakingly went by way of each web page of directions once more.

And I lastly discovered my mistake. I had by some means missed that the very backside drawer entrance goes on a special means than the opposite 5. As soon as I made that correction, every thing else went collectively completely. 😀 However I assembled and reassembled so many instances that I’m fairly positive I now qualify as an professional at assembling IKEA Maximera drawers for the Sektion cupboards. I can assemble a Maximera drawer, drawer entrance and all, in about two minutes now. 😀

After I discovered that cupboard, every thing else went collectively very simply. Right here’s the way it seems thus far.

Like I mentioned, I nonetheless want to complete the trim on the edges and on the ground, and the cupboard doorways don’t have door pulls on them but. However have a look at this beautiful colour!

I truthfully couldn’t be extra happy with how that is turning out. The colour is completely good for me. It’s pink and recent and female with out being too vibrant or too princess pink or too Barbie pink.

The colour is from Sherwin Williams (I discovered it at Lowe’s), and it’s known as Tuberose. I had it blended in Behr Premium Plus paint in an eggshell end (as a result of I’m all the time at Dwelling Depot and Behr is my favourite basic function paint). After which I topcoated it with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in a flat finish (affiliate hyperlink). I do know lots of you may have requested in regards to the portray course of, and I’ll share all of these particulars very quickly. For the entire course of, I used a curler, a brush, and my little sprayer (affiliate hyperlink).

I’m so glad I waited to complete off this wall of cupboards on the backside as a result of I’ve modified my thoughts on how I need that to be achieved. I had initially deliberate on the countertop on this wall to be a regular desk top (30 inches excessive) with two desk areas and two desk chairs.

After which I made a decision to eradicate the desk areas, put cupboards all the best way throughout, and use IKEA Sektion cupboards as a substitute of constructing my very own. That meant that the countertop can be larger than 30 inches.

So with out these desk areas, I figured that this 20-foot countertop can be extra of a storage floor the place I’d place issues like my stitching machine that I don’t need stowed away in a cupboard. What I didn’t depend on is that the brand new top (about 33 inches) is the proper top for me to face and work. I’ve already gotten a lot use out of this countertop! Over the previous couple of days, I’ve used nearly each sq. inch of the 20-foot width of the countertop as a piece floor, and it has been completely wonderful.

So now, as a substitute of including trim to the underside and ending it out like I’d do on a built-in bookcase, I need to transfer these ft again (the 3-inch-high utilitarian ft that I made and added) about 4 inches and have a toekick like kitchen cupboards have in order that I can stand comfortably at this countertop to work on initiatives. I’m going to get a lot use out of this space!! And the truth that I used scorching glue to connect these ft as a substitute of nails or screws will enable me to make this adjustment very simply even at this late stage.

In all of those photos, the underside trim is sitting in the direction of the entrance (none of that trim is hooked up but) within the place I used to be initially planning. That is how I’d trim out the underside of bookcases and not using a toekick, however not the underside of kitchen cupboards that wants a toekick.

So I nonetheless have just a few gadgets on the guidelines that I want to complete earlier than this wall is completed. I form of need to paint the black pendant lights gold. I like having a bit of little bit of black within the room, however I purchased these years in the past. Now that I’m lastly ending the room, I’m wanting issues to be extra gentle and ethereal and female, and the black appears heavy to me. What do you suppose? Preserve them black? Paint them gold to match the drawer pulls?

I do know I’ve mentioned many instances, however I’ll say it once more. I completely LOVE these IKEA Sektion cupboards. The 2 sections which have three drawer fronts even have 4 drawers. There’s a fourth drawer hidden behind that high drawer entrance.

And all the drawers include little plastic items that cowl these areas on the edges of the drawer bins that don’t look so fairly proper now. That’s the place the screws are that you just use to do the positive changes on the drawer fronts (shifting them left and proper, or up and down). As quickly as all of my changes are achieved, and every thing is completely spaced, I’ll pop these covers on and it’ll look way more completed.

And I’m completely giddy about this center part with the six shallow drawers. These shall be good for organizing artwork pens and pencils, pads of watercolor and yupo paper, stitching gadgets and spools of thread, and a lot extra.

I really feel like I may sit in right here and simply stare at this wall all day. 😀 And it’s not even completed but! However that mural and the cupboard colour make me so completely happy.

So what nonetheless must be achieved on this wall? There are fairly just a few issues!

  1. End the countertop (i.e., the 2 lacking items within the again corners),
  2. Set up the toe kick, paint and clear coat,
  3. Set up the facet trim on the cupboards, paint and clear coat,
  4. End the facet strips on the mural and end trimming the mural,
  5. Set up the knobs on the doorways,
  6. End wiring the retailers (three to go) inside the cupboards,
  7. Set up the countertop grommet retailers,
  8. Add the cabinets inside the cupboards,
  9. Wooden fill, sand, caulk, prime, and paint the window trim,
  10. Paint the pendant lights (possibly),
  11. Clear the home windows,
  12. Set up the window shades.

And that’s only one wall. 😀 Then I’ve three extra partitions, a again entry, a rest room, and a storage closet to complete. It’s a extremely large room! Not less than I’m to a degree the place I can really see some fairly important progress and I now not really feel like I’m caught in my very own model of the film Groundhog Day, so I’m feeling extra motivated with every passing day.

I’ll depart you with another look. (And please notice that the lights aren’t even put in proper now. They’re actually hanging by the wires. I needed to undo them to color the ceiling, however as soon as they’re put in, they’ll be raised at the very least six inches, as you may see by the location of the cover. And the ultimate top shall be decided after they’re correctly put in, and shall be primarily based on my top and the place they work greatest for me.)