It's been a long time coming. We'll consider this Kitchen Remodel: Phase 1.5
Priming. It's not pretty, but with paint this dark it's completely necessary. With a good solid coat of primer (I used one quart of Kilz oil-based), I only needed one coat of paint to cover the walls. One coat!
I started with the hall. It was easier to do myself (Mr. Chadwick was in NYC) since there was no heavy furniture or appliances to move.
New switch plates. Crossing that off the list.
After finishing the hall (at 12:30 a.m.), technically, I went to bed. But after finishing the hall, the next step was the kitchen itself since my heavy-lifter was back home. More priming. I used a Shur Line edger which cut alot of time off of the painting process. Less taping, quicker edging. Next time you paint, use one. They're only a couple of bucks and totally worth the money.
Oh, glorious finished product. I have long awaited your arrival.
The frame on the dry erase board is an off-white which looks grungy now that everything is light and crisp. I'm going to have to paint it. All I have to do is decide on a color.
It's really amazing how much brighter and bigger this space seems now that it's a lighter color. It feels more open and less cave-like. Oh, and I had a little over a half gallon of paint leftover. Feel free to leave me a comment telling me what you think I've done with the rest of it. Hopefully there will be an update on that tomorrow.