I love our new house. It is the perfect fit for our family. Honey gets a man porch, our three rowdy little greenwoods each get their own room, and I get a craft room PLUS a real laundry room.
Even though I was *sure* I had taken a before picture of the house. I can’t find it anywhere. Here’s the house de-shuttered.
The shutters were easy. Honey just had to climb a VERY tall ladder and onto the roof to take them off. Thank you, Honey.
Krylon Fusion for Plastics is great for this job. Classic black shutters. Perfect!
Onto the drab front door. I prepped the door by giving it a light sanding but all the paint on the window peeled off. Since it was obviously plastic, I got the bright idea to spray paint it with the Krylon paint. Notice only the window panes are taped off. **Bad idea**
Smart people would have taped off the entire area because the black spray paint was very difficult to cover with the red paint. It took many coats of Haute Red (Pantone paint purchased at Lowe’s) to block it out.
Once the first coat was on the door I got scared. Really. scared. It looked like hot pink lipstick. And the black paint was not covering easily. My painting partner agreed.
Thank the good Lord I had enough paint because it took almost the whole can to get the deep red look I was hoping for.
Here’s my happy house face lift! Thanks Honey for risking life and limb climbing onto the roof for the shutters and for not passing out when you realized the door was red. (it only took him four days before he noticed)
I’m partying with these fabulous ladies…
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life: Inspire Me Tuesday, So Much Better with Age, Our Home Away from Home Tuesdays at Our Home, AttaGirlSays Homework Wednesdays , Crystal and Co. with The Mommy Club: Share Your Resources and Solutions , Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style