The sun is shining and it has been a busy spring. Everything in the garden is doing well despite or perhaps because of the rather constant rain we have been getting for weeks. I believe I have watered only once or twice, including helping along some new grass seed. The roses came under attack by some evil worms and I have been plucking the ugly buggers. The rose leaves look a bit battered but the blooms are beginning to open anyway.
It did dry up enough for the front door painting I have planned since winter. My house is sided in a soft grey that I like well enough. I had hoped for an old fashioned shade of a soft butter yellow originally but after a conversation of how much bees like yellow houses and the recollection of a very bad yellow jacket invasion one year, I choose the grey. We painted the trim in a shade of medium gray and the doors in a very deep shade for consistency. In the fall last year I hung a wreath with a bright plum ribbon and added some purples to my porch display. From there the plan developed and this week I painted the front door. What fun!
Just beginning to paint.
First I removed all the numbers and the knocker, but I left the knob since I was sure it would be a huge ordeal to replace, and the mail slot since it was easy to paint around. I taped off the edges, as well as the knob, filled in some scratches and set to work.
The paint dried surprisingly fast, even though it was a thick as whipped cream. Soon it was ready to have the numbers back and my beautiful wreath and wreath hanger.
All done! Please pardon the blurred numbers.
It's a bit brighter than I expected, but fun. It took only an hour or so, including drying time. I might try repainting it seasonally!
After I had gone out the following morning I returned to find this note:
I guess one of my neighbors likes my color choice!
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