Sunday, August 15, 2010
A Little Paint Can Do Wonders
Boring, isn't it? Dated. Not yawning yet? Here take it all in...not exactly saying "WELCOME, come in! We're so glad you're here!" Yea, not so much.
I'm not sure what is worse. The plastic wreath hangar left over from Christmas, that has now turned yellow....or.....the mud dobber stuck to the top of the door frame...(don't ask to see a shot of the alcove above the door - there were 13 nests up there - GROSS)....or the 'victorian frosted glass'....wait I know....it's THIS....this is what the worst part was....
Where they changed the door hardware and decided that it didn't matter if they painted around it or not. Nice, huh? And dirty...oh.my.word. GRIME, people. So, first, a good cleaning was necessary - and I love this stuff...
Then the fun part started. Ok, really, i wasn't having fun. It was 100 degrees with a heat index of 102 when i started this and it didn't exactly cool off as the day progressed. Kind of the opposite actually.
So, being the bad documenter that I am (which blogger is telling me is NOT a word - go figure), I didn't take pictures of the front of the paint can. I should have because thank goodness I listened to the paint lady at HD. This is Behr Ultra with primer - painting this red color would i think have taken the rest of my natural life. We did this (mostly ) in an afternoon.
And then Vance installed new hardware. LOVE IT. Can I just say btw, that deciding on what hardware finish was harder than picking my wedding dress. NotnotNOT an exaggeration. I picked my dress (3rd i tried on) in under 30 minutes. Choosing between brushed nickel, ORB, or shiny brass (which i got told 3x in HD was making a comeback) about pushed me over the edge. We actually got a little snippy with each other. ONE of us was losing patience with the other. I won't say who's who in this little exchange.
We still have more to do. Vance is ordering new windows since these are double pained and we can't scrape the frost off - and he thinking he wants to cut the middle bracket totally out and make one window per door. Which i think is a great idea. If he can do it. And i'm kind of scared of opening pandora's box on that one - but sometimes you gotta let a man be THE man, kwim? So, i'm letting him run with it. I'm sure it will be lovely.
We also need a new doorbell, a new doormat and I really am ready to hang my Southern Living at Home flower tins on the doors. All in good time :) While we wait, I can live with this. For awhile. A few weeks. A week.
Linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch :)