Monday, January 21, 2013
Makeover Monday -- Patio Door Finally Finished!
I started making improvements to the Breakfast Nook earlier this summer. The boys and I hung the curtains and then I started painting the back door. We had never painted the back door after we moved in . . . Someone (probably my Daddy) wiped their paintbrush on the door . . . leaving a nice white smear . . . but other than that . . .the door was unpainted and plain.
I first "primed" the door. I had to paint the moulding around the window panes too. I started painting around the windows without taping it off . . . which wasn't very smart. I got a lot of paint on the windows. :(
So I decided to tape off the windows before I continued painting the door. Taping off windows is a tedious process, but it beats scraping paint off windows! I painted a coat of white on the door. Even though I had primed the door, it still needed two coats of white paint. It was that last coat of white paint that I just didn't seem to have the time to do.
I started painting the door around June 6th . . . You probably noticed the blue taped windows in some of my pictures.
Here is a picture from Halloween . . . See the pretty blue tape . . .
Thanksgiving . . . Pretty blue tape . . .
Christmas . . . Still pretty blue tape on the windows . . .
Even as recently as our Snow Day . . . still pretty blue tape . . .
So today I got all my paint supplies out and put on my painting clothes and tackled this project that's been taunting me for months! :)
I waited a little while and pulled the blue tape off. And there waiting for me was the paint on the window panes . . . Oh no! Now I have to scrape the paint off the windows . . . or do I?
Zach volunteered to help me scrape the windows. It was so nice to have a little help.
And finally . . . the patio door is painted. Yea! Oh and check out those icicle lights hanging on the back patio . . . I'm trying to charm the snow back! :) Oh and see our sweet momma cat peaking in at us!
Number 2 on my list is completed! Now to move on to Number 3! Clean the grout in the floor tiles!
Now that is going to involve some effort! But I have a plan! So next Makeover Monday I'm going to tackle cleaning the grout in the floor tiles and demonstrating a product for changing the color of your grout . . . if you're not happy with the color you picked . . . or the color your husband picked! ;D
So it's grout cleaning for next week's Makeover Monday with . . .
the Ferrell boys and me!