April 6th, 2014
|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!
So gorgeous! Love it with the blue shutters, especially! Painting in high-gloss is not easy.
Thank you! And yes, high-gloss shows every imperfection. I'm choosing to enjoy the flaws. :)
It looks fabulous! What a great color.
I am so glad I went with that particular shade. Thank you for liking it too! :)
Thank you thank you! Hugs and a good Sunday.
Thank you! I am pleased I actually did it! :)
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.
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!
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!
Go for it! I'm really enjoying the color, and I bet you would too. :)
Cheers and a great day!
What a gorgeous color!! I love it.
I'm really pleased with it. :)
Happy Sunday, F!
Thank you! :)
Hugs and happy Sunday!
|Date:||April 6th, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)|| |
Thanks, mate! Happy start to your week, too. :) [hugs]
|Date:||April 6th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)|| |
Love it! It looks warm and welcoming.
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. :)
|Date:||April 6th, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)|| |
I love it! Very inviting!
Thank you thank you! Happy day to you! :)
|Date:||April 6th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC)|| |
That looks great and I love the blue of the shutters too.
Thank you! I'm so happy with the way the colors work together. :)
Hugs art a great start to your week!
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!
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.
Thank you, L. Hugs and a good Monday to you! :)
Boy, that color makes me happy. Looks great!
I'm so glad to share the color with you today. [gentle hugs]