As with any home project, this one is going to most likely cause a snowball effect. The interior of the door now needs touched up (ok this needed it before but needs it more now), the door jam definitely needs help (no surprise), the threshold needs some TLC and what may be the biggest is that now I want to paint the front porch floor. It's currently a brick red that's in need of paint. It's always got dirt and pollen on it thanks to some neighboring trees. Instead of fighting the issue, I may go with the dirt color and paint the whole thing a gray/tan color. Griege? Maybe. We will see. After that though, I know we will want to paint the porch railing. And of course, there's our sidewalk that is crying out for help. Oh the joys of homeownership.
Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's back up to the door....
|This is why you wear gloves! My hand isn't even in the right glove and yet it's still stuck in that position.|
|GROSS! This is what I scraped off after I had most of the paint gone.|
The grossness is worth it in the end because of this:
|Full shot of the door. This is how I've left it.|
There's a little bit of a story to the next photo. I just forgot to take a photo of it (although you can kind of see it from the full door shots). My dad told me that there was extra wood nailed to what's shown below. I'm assuming that it was for their screen door that they had here previous to us. Whatever the reason though it's gone. Now there's an even space around the whole door - see it? Yeah, it's tough.
|Isn't the beadboard ceiling nice? I've given thought to painting it a color. Maybe blue like my dining room?|