Private Residence, Irvine Trail

Private Residence, Irvine

Project Complete

Greetings and welcome to the project blog for this residential kitchen enamel project & wall painting project! We’re looking forward to sharing the process with you!

Friday, March 6th: Hello and TGIF! 

We’re are about 99% complete as the crew completed our internal audit of completed work – touch ups to areas needing more attention. And the flooring crew is onsite today wrapping up as well. 

Here are a few of the 99% complete photos. 

Everything about this 99% completed look is just right!

Freshly enameled and painted living room.

The dark floors contrasted with the white cabinets and pop of color is in the island is gorgeous.

Thursday, March 5th: Good afternoon! 

The crew is starting to wrap up. They are putting the doors and drawers back in the kitchen and on the built in cabinets. They’ll be completing touch ups and cleaning up for the next day. 

Completing touch ups along the flooring line.

Touching up along the baseboards.

Getting all the cabinet doors put back on.

We can’t wait to see the kitchen all put back together!

The upper landing stair cap is just about complete.

Wednesday, March 4th: Greetings!

The crew is in the homestretch. The carpet installers were onsite today and we’re continuing and soon wrapping on the wall painting. The plastic will be coming down soon in the kitchen and we’ll be re-hanging the doors and reinstalling the drawers. Touch ups and clean up will be completed as well. 

The built in cabinets have their 2nd coat of enamel sprayed.

Dovetail on the kitchen island is looking sharp!

Ready to piece the kitchen cabinets and drawers back together.

Tuesday, March 3rd: Good afternoon! 

The crew is continuing with their wall painting today as well as more bondo/sanding and spraying the kitchen island with enamel. 

Wall painting day.

The powder bath gets a fresh coat of paint.

Wall painting continues in the master bathroom.

Bondo and sanding for the built in cabinet.

Monday, March 2nd: One month closer to spring! 

We hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the sunshine and warmer weather!

Today the crew is enameling the kitchen cabinet boxes and center island and continuing with wall prep and painting. They’ll continue to prep and spray enamel tomorrow as well complete more wall painting. 

Wall prep and painting on the main level.

Wall repairs between coats of paint.

Wall painting in the bedrooms continue.

Bondo and sanding before another coat of enamel.

Taking time to fill and sand the visible graining.

Sunday, March 1st: Good evening! 

Just wanted to provide a recap of work completed from Friday and Saturday and tee up what’s on the agenda for Monday. 

The crew has prepped and painted in the master suite, prepped and covered the floors in the kitchen as well as primed the cabinet boxes in the kitchen. 

Yesterday, the crew sanded and continued to painted the walls in the foyer, office, and powder room.  Tomorrow, they’ll wrap up their sanding and bondo (filling in the wood graining)  before they spray the 1st coat of enamel on the cabinet boxes. They will also continue to paint the 2nd coat on the included walls. 

The flooring is taped and covered and entry ways are sectioned off.

Built in shelf is primed.

The kitchen is primed and ready for the 1st enamel coat on Monday.

Covered and ready in the hallway.

Friday, February 28th: Hello and TGIF! 

We having a beautiful weather weekend ahead and we are ready for it! 

We’ve had a bit of a holding pattern to allow for the flooring crew to wrap up their installation. Once complete, we’ll resume with full force to prep, prime, and spray the kitchen cabinet boxes as well as begin on the built in cabinets and stairwall cap. We’ll also be continuing to finish the doors and drawers for the kitchen cabinets. 


Tuesday, February 25th: Greetings and good afternoon! 

The crew has completed their first round of bondo/sanding this morning and then sprayed the first side of the cabinet doors and drawers with the 1st coat on enamel. They will continue tomorrow to spray the 2nd side of the doors and drawers. We are moving right along!

1st coat of enamel is complete.

Monday, February 24th: Hello and happy Monday! 

After prepping areas last week and beginning to prep and paint wall in various areas, we are back onsite to begin refinishing the cabinets. The crew has constructed a spray shop in the basement to allow for our crew and the floor crew to work simultaneously. Today, they first sprayed the primer on the front sides of the doors and drawers and then returned this afternoon to spray the backside. 

Tomorrow they’ll begin filling in the wood grains and then sanding it smooth. This will decrease the visibility of the wood grains. 

Our spray area is carefully taped off and covered with plastic.

1st side is complete with primer.

Flipped to the backside.

Primed and ready to go!

The spray shop is all set up and the primer is in action.

Tuesday, February 18th: Good morning! 

Welcome to the project blog for this kitchen enamel and wall painting project. We are excited to share the process from start to finish for you!

There are several moving pieces for this home project and we’ll be getting started with prep and removal of the kitchen cabinet doors and drawers and setting up an onsite spray shop. This will allow the flooring vendor full access to kitchen for install and our crew can prep, prime, sand/bondo, and enamel the doors and drawers in a separate area of the home. 

Once the flooring install is complete, we’ll resume our prime, sand/bondo, and enameling of the kitchen cabinet boxes. 

We will also be prepping and painting most wall surfaces and will begin that right away as we have access to certain areas of the home. 

You can continue to follow the project’s progress here on the blog. We’ll be prepping, removing doors & drawers, and setting up our spray shop over the next two days and will resume with priming the surfaces on Monday, 2/24. Thanks! 

Don’t forget about the hardware!

Labeling the doors and drawers so they can be easily rehung.

Removing the kitchen cabinet doors and drawers.

Progress in the kitchen – the doors are coming down!


Ben Abel

Production Manager
Ph: 612-701-3056

Nick Roell

Project Manager
Ph: 763-559-5296



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