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Friday, May 12, 2017

A Rainy Day in Tennessee...

Well, you're probably wondering what on earth I've been up to all this time. A while back, we thought we'd replace the front door and decided to price them. Front doors ended up being kinda pricey, so we went with a nice can of paint...and some new door hardware. These things sat around for awhile as the weather turned cold and I didn't want to leave the door open to let paint dry. The end of last week was the perfect time. As I lay in bed thinking about what I was going to do the next day, the thought hit me. If Dear Hubby is going to be putting new hardware on the door, I have to paint the inside too! Fortunately, I had paint left over from when I painted the inside of the french door in the back.
I found my small paint pan and roller and a good stir stick and we were off and running.
Here's the before
and two coats later.
Now to start the outside of the door. I chose a different kind of paint for the exterior and after reading the can, found out I had to let each coat dry for at least 24 hours even though it was an acrylic paint. I taped off the window in the door and started.
Two coats and two days later I was this far.
After a third coat and a third day, we put the new hardware on and I hung the wreath back up.
The paint was still a little soft, so the door stood open for another three days. So what was I up to during that time you ask? I went up to Virginia to visit my dear Mumsy. Brought her a present, took her out to lunch and took her to her favorite shopping place....the thrift shop! Found some very loud shorts for myself there..."Ha, that's not the only thing loud in her shorts!" Hey, where did you come from, get back in the shop you silly skellie! So I just got back today and when I walked past my shop door, this is what I saw:
I hate to think what went on while I was away...guess I will find out tomorrow. Sitting here watching the rain come down and wondering if we should start building a boat...have a great day!