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April 6th, 2014


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08:38 am - Red Door
Okay, well, it's done. (Ish.)

Sherwin-Williams Cardinal Red, the Resilience line. It's gloss, so you can see every inept brushstroke... but I actually like the effect, so I'm keeping it. (I also painted the inside of the door, however, which probably will get another coat. The inside of the door also shows me how much I need new flooring, alas.)

The camera-phone photo here shows you the way it looks in cloudy morning light, with the cream yellow of the house proper and the Bermuda blue of the shutters. (I have my aged screen door open, if you're wondering what that is.) I have to touch up a couple of places I dinged when putting up the brushed-nickel knocker, but... at last! It only took several months!

Work calls for most of the day, but I'll make a side trip to buy some terracotta pots I can paint in leftover Bermuda blue and cardinal -- because it is a law of nature that as soon as one makes one improvement, one sees five more that need to be done. ;)

Cheers, and may you finish something you've been wanting to!

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From:mamculuna
Date:April 6th, 2014 01:02 pm (UTC)
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So gorgeous! Love it with the blue shutters, especially! Painting in high-gloss is not easy.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! And yes, high-gloss shows every imperfection. I'm choosing to enjoy the flaws. :)

Happy Sunday!
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From:chase820
Date:April 6th, 2014 01:23 pm (UTC)
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It looks fabulous! What a great color.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
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I am so glad I went with that particular shade. Thank you for liking it too! :)

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From:stateless82
Date:April 6th, 2014 02:19 pm (UTC)
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oh, that does look good!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you! Hugs and a good Sunday.
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From:tx_cronopio
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I love it!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I am pleased I actually did it! :)

Happy Sunday.
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From:julia_here
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
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I do like that, although it reminds me of how much my front door needs painted replaced, something even less likely to happen now that my husband's essential for work computer had gone blooey.

Julia, the only reason mine is not blooey is we started booting from an external hard-drive ten months ago.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
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In the photo I've conveniently obscured the battered screen door which, yes, needs replacing. Baby steps. ;)

Good thoughts for a good replacement for your husband's computer. Hope you have a lovely Sunday, regardless!
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From:wildrider
Date:April 6th, 2014 04:32 pm (UTC)
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I now have the greatest desire for a red door -- and it would go well with our rust trim and cream-colored house.... So pretty!!!

Have a happy Sunday, work aside!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
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Go for it! I'm really enjoying the color, and I bet you would too. :)

Cheers and a great day!
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From:freixenet
Date:April 6th, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
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What a gorgeous color!! I love it.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm really pleased with it. :)

Happy Sunday, F!
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From:gwynnega
Date:April 6th, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
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It looks beautiful!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :)

Hugs and happy Sunday!
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From:paratti
Date:April 6th, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Lovely:)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, mate! Happy start to your week, too. :) [hugs]
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From:anne_d
Date:April 6th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
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Love it! It looks warm and welcoming.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! Alas, behind the warm and welcoming door is Master Danger, whose irritated barking today frightened off people campaigning for a local office.

But I'm happy with the color anyway. :)
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From:ljrags
Date:April 6th, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
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I love it! Very inviting!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you! Happy day to you! :)
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From:kathyh
Date:April 6th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC)
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That looks great and I love the blue of the shutters too.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 6th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I'm so happy with the way the colors work together. :)

Hugs art a great start to your week!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:April 7th, 2014 06:02 am (UTC)
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Lovely, lovely effect...and the painting reminds me of the effort it took to re coat a sail boat with high-gloss bottom paint. It's a two person job: one following behind with a foam brush to smooth out the brush strokes of the first. At least your lovely door doesn't have to glide though seawater!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 7th, 2014 10:26 am (UTC)
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I probably should use a foam brush on the inside of the door, except there's molding... But you offer a useful idea, ALH!

Wow, coating a sailboat must have been a hell of a job.

Hugs hugs!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 7th, 2014 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, L. Hugs and a good Monday to you! :)
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From:beadattitude
Date:April 7th, 2014 12:46 pm (UTC)
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Boy, that color makes me happy. Looks great!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 7th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
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I'm so glad to share the color with you today. [gentle hugs]

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