All day painting (and I mean I finished up about 6:45 last night). Sore in weird places (between my thumb and finger?). One painted door. It may have won the battle.
Door - primer, paint, paint, touch up.
Trim - primer, paint, paint, swearing, paint, wondering what the porch would look like painted, grouchy at Sammy, lots of yelling, more swearing, paint, mixing paint like a mad scientist, paint, resignation, finding pennies to go back to Home Depot and try again.
The door before. Well, with grey primer that wanted to suck the life out of me. Our door and trim before before were all white. White wood trim and a white metal door. Just like every other door in our neighborhood...Except the cool black door across the street, but I KNOW he had nothing to do with that.
The door, round one. The paint is SO uneven. The green is brighter than expected. The plum / eggplant is, um RED, even though it's most definitely plum in the can and plum where they blobbed it on top. Great. A psychotic Christmas door. Still happy and have hope. Whee!
Door, round two. I mixed brown into the paint after consulting Sharon, my decorator, and instead of making it richer and darker as we both thought it would, it made it a dusty rose color. Yup. Reminded me of everyone's color scheme from the eighties. Well, swapping the green for blue. Yikes! Resolve weakening...
On a positive note, the second coat of green evened things out and made it a little richer. LOVE the door. Well, except that corner I got a big blob of red/plum/dusty rose on.
More mixing. It goes a LITTLE darker and isn't so scarily the same color as a wooden doll I made at a church activity in college. Still not pretty or what I was after. Blends into the bricks. I'm not looking for a door that blends. Clearly...
Realize it's late and Isaac is coming home. Sore, tired, HOT, cranky. Will go to Home Depot and buy deep purple eggplant this weekend and try again next week. But, until then. Here's the on hold stage three door. When you look at it from the street, the green looks the appropriate mossy / army green. I'm completely in love with it. Except the gold hardware that I desperately want replaced.