Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It all started with the front door!

Wow, it has been forever since I posted. I am kind of blog shy as it is and then never know what to say once I decide to get on here. I am sorry about that, I really WANT to get this blog more active!

So, wayyyy back last fall? Or late summer rather, I posted about wanting to decorate my home and get the painting started! I did it, I did it! (it was when I decided to take action that was a problem but that is beside the point!) I actually got my home started! Thanks to Aubrey, my middle son Tucker's Girlfriend. She said she would help me, one day last summer, and then one hot september day, she said, lets go look at paint...and a monster was created!

I started with the front door. Yep, as you walked into my house, the door was a faded old redwood color hit by that Texas sun too many times to mention. It was so very tired!

So, I wiped the door clean, and lightly sanded it and applied Kilz primer. I love that stuff and use it on everything!
 I did apply a couple coats of primer. Partly because one coat just didn't cover, but then also because my son Tiger wanted to help, so he helped with the third coat of primer. (he!)

I picked out a color called Espresso Bean as I THOUGHT I was going to want a black paint, but after matching several colors to the brick, I decided a really dark brown would be better. THe gal at the Home Depot said it was the best coverage paint I could buy, but umm, I still painted 3 coats of espresso bean on the front door. Here is the first coat.

And the second coat...
Getting better, but I wanted it to look like a pro had painted it, right?
So, here is my finished door :) Since starting the painting, I have been through the entire house with paints. Can't wait to show you what else I have been up to!

1 comment:

Tee-iabo Designs said...

OMG...You resurfaced! I really though you had given up on blogging. Love the door & last fall's pumpkin's. lol Can't wait to see more. Hopefully before next fall. lol