Summer is in full swing here in Northern Virginia and while I am trying to relax and stay cool, I did manage to celebrate my birthday this month and do a bit of painting and crochet.
Yes, a new birthday..I think friends and family know me very well: you can always please me with flowers and chocolate!
As I stated before, I painted my front door. Believe me, it was NEEDED. I am almost embarrassed to show the before picture..Not nice at all!
Apologies for re-sizing the picture and making it smaller! As you can see, the door has a non-descriptive beige or sand color, not appealing. I felt it needed to “POP” more and ultimately I choose for Benjamin Moore’s Evening Sky. A deep navy blue, very pleasing to the eye and it matches the beige and grey of the Stone house. Before priming I sanded the door thoroughly, cleaned it with a TSP solution and gave it two coats of Zinsser primer. After drying I painted the door with three coats of BM evening sky.
Here is my newly painted front door. It looks better, right?
I also gave the trim a coat of medium beige.
Repairing and restoring our old Stone House is an ongoing process. We are always fixing something somewhere. Most repairs are done by craftsmen but I enjoyed painting my own front door, and I am happy how it turned out. This is not a difficult job! No need to replace any hardware, so I just wrapped it in some frog tape. I used an acrylic outdoor paint in satin finish. My recommendation to you is to use a high quality paint, it is totally worth it.
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