Monday, September 7, 2009

Front Porch Fixup.

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I started the Organized Christmas Grand Plan last week, and all I really needed to do was make a couple of lists and clean off the porch. No biggie, right?

Little Bit and I took everything out of the bench, gave all the too-small-for-her shoes to Goodwill, put away some stray tools and such. We washed the vinyl siding where it was dusty, and I cleaned the light fixture up on the ceiling. I washed the ceiling too, since it was dusty, and got rid of the clutter on and near the porch. It looked a lot better.

Except...the front door, and the sidelights really needed painting. I thought about all these different colors, then eventually decided to just stick with white. Simple, clean, and easiest to do.

My plans were changed for me when the white paint began to peel from the door.
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I ended up having to strip it, sand it, wash and re-prime it and then use spray paint to get a good finish.
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At this point it began to thunder, so hubby helped me move the door into the barn.

(Ran out of primer, and used some gray for the spots that still needed it, oops!)
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Lunch Break! (Just enough time for the primer to dry.)
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I lightly sanded the primer,
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...then used a microfiber cloth to pick up any dust.
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Finally, time to paint!
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Since I'd never manage to match a white spray paint to the white paint on the rest of the doorframe, we went with burgundy.
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I'm so glad we did! I think it looks really pretty - and won't it look nice at Christmas with and evergreen swag or wreath?
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7 comments:

stacey said...

you never cease to amaze me! it looks great!

homesteph said...

Oh that looks so very pretty! It must feel very welcoming to come to the door now. And yes, it will look just splendid with a gold fall wreath and with Christmas greenery.

We are working on our front door area - DH is almost done with the big deck up to our front door. When he's all done, I will be painting our door and sidelitghts too. You've re-inspired me to enjoy the task!

Anonymous said...

Cat it is just gorgeous!
you did good kid!
hugs
mel
I can't remember my google id so i am anonymous

tenthingsfarm said...

Awww...thanks, y'all! I'm really happy with how it turned out. The only thing, I have to get used to it! Every time I come around the side of the house or pull up in the drive I do a double take because it looks like the door is open. I'm used to it being white, hee hee.

Carissa said...

Great job! Love the look of a "red" door with a white house. :)

Anonymous said...

Cat,
It's beautiful!
It will be even more beautiful decorated for the holidays too.
Hugs and God bless,
Helen

GrammyGoo said...

Cat-
It is just lovely.
It will look beautiful at Christmas with all your greens
Hugs, GG

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