January 5, 2012Painting the Doors At Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo
By Sara In AZ
So, we are officially kicking off the painting extravaganza with this post y’all! We are done with all of the prep work, we finished priming, and now we are officially starting to paint! YAY!
Did I mention that my Mom has NEVER painted so much as one lone wall in her entire life??? I know, crazy-balls huh?!? Mom is really not a DIY’er, so I figured I had better break her in with easy projects that would not overwhelm her.
Take the front door and the screen door for example, the perfect painting project for someone who has never painted a stitch in their life. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s done all in one day!
We taped off all the necessary areas and let Mom loose with some paint!
Then she started painting the front door! Go MOM!!! Paint those little diamonds!!! We had to stay with the green front door paint because all the doors in the complex are green as per the HOA.
Little diamonds getting painted!
Just as a reminder, here was the front door before the new paint. It was pretty scratched up and scuffed up too. It definitely needed new paint!
Ahhhhhhhh much, much better Mom! Great job! And, you can even see a sneak peek of the Eartha Kitsch blue paint!
Mom did such a great job painting the front door that we thought the shed door could use some spiffing up too. The shed door was pretty beat up. It had a bunch of holes that needed to be patched, so Mike went to town patching like crazy, and then we let Mom loose with the paint again!
Here is the inside of the shed door. I know, crazy huh?!? What were they doing, using this door as a punching bag???
Yay Mom! You go girl!!!!
And here is the finished shed door! SO much better!!!!
Great job Mom! I’d say she did pretty darn well for someone who had never painted before!
Come back next week when we paint the walls Eartha Kitsch blue!