Getting our front entrance sorted out has been a big priority and on the TO DO list forever. The first step was installing the window which we did after Thanksgiving. The next step was having it reinforced after the break-in. We finally took the third step and painted the door. It’s not done but it’s looks better than when it was a dirty white door.
Step 1: Remove door
Step 2: Keep Izzy IN and cats OUT
Step 3: Cover window molding with tape, remove door hardware and hang door on it’s side. OK, that’s three steps but who’s counting?
Step 4: Mix in mysterious liquid Dadtractor gave us to help oil based paint dry fast. Apparently he has a hidden stash of this stuff because he can’t find it in stores anymore. We used oil based paint because our door is metal.
Step 5: First coat on side one
Step 6: Paint the other side
Step 7: Paint door to the garage since we already had the paint mixed
Step 8: Apply several more coats and let paint dry
Step 10: Hang door and hope you don’t leave too many finger prints!
We have SO much more to do. We need to do a bit of touch up as we noticed some areas we ruined when we were trying to put the door back. We need to paint the window and door trim. On the inside, we want to finish the molding, add some kind of transition between the stone floor and wood, add some welcoming accessories and perhaps a runner on the wood floor. We also need to paint the closet door. On the outside, we want to get some permanent plants set out. Little things right?
The weather is suppose to be fairly good on Saturday, so the painting is at the top of my list. Micah is focusing on a trellis for our roses. Actually, I also need to figure out a way to frost the window on the door. Anyone ever try frosting a window? Suggestions?