Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Front Entry - Part One - progress!!

I have not left the planet earth! I have finally done something on the house worth reporting in for!!

I have a new concept. One room at a time. That way I'm not dapping or painting for 8 weeks straight. So, the front entry it is.

This is not an intentional two-tone fancy dancy effect. This is how yellow the door was and how badly it required a fresh coat of white.

The closet door was just as bad. Isn't it lovely now? I also painted that bench to prepare for the decorating. I realize this is a little backwards with the floor not done quite yet. But progress is progress I say.
What's especially nice about not having the floor done yet is, the cement sections are wonderful for those painting projects. I have NO idea how I'll handle all the floors complete. (but I think I can get use to it if I put my mind to it) The front door and mouldings got a blast of white too. I'm tellin' ya, I'm going to town here! Above that very long white bench, I have a unique idea for hanging up coats in a jiffy. But you'll have to wait for Front Entry Part 2 for that one.

See this sad little dresser? I scooped it up from a garage sale a couple weeks ago for a whopping $5.. But it needed a slight tweaking.

Ahhhh! It's all about white in this entry. Much better! The dresser will come in mighty handy for a key catch all/letter drop off, as well as wonderful storage for mitts and hats etc.

I guess after this paint is cured, it's time to work on that (gasp) floor. I don't think I can stall it any longer. Tile cutter got tweaked to perfection today (thanks Dan!) so I guess the neighbourhood will be hearing a lotta screeching over the next while.

Thanks for tuning in and not giving up on me here! I've been ever so busy having fun over at Funky Junk Interiors and working outside while the weather has cooperated. For a peek of the outdoor improvements..

Character Building Part One

Character Building Part Two

The Birdhouse Garden

Next up.. getting that coat idea on the go, setting up the rest of the room and then the completion of the tile floor. I know. A little backwards, but I have to have some fun before the real hard work takes over. (have you bought that?)


  1. Wow, you have done well, everything looks amazing, I have a question since I too have to do some door painting, what are you using to paint the front door, just a brush or roller too?? and the closet door did you take it down to paint it or leave it up? Dresser looks really nice, you did a good job, wow,$5.00.... Keep up the great work, can hardly wait to see what you do next. Have a geat day.

  2. Hey anon,

    I like using General Paint's 2000 series. It goes overtop oil and latex, levels nice and dries quickly. Good over wood or metal, indoors or out.

    My preference is to use a quality brush only for doors and woodwork. High density rollers (white, rounded edges) are a must if you go the roller route, but I can see the light catching that orange peel texture and I find using only a brush allows the paint to level out smoother. Just ensure you can't see your strokes from where you've started to where you end. Feather them well and the paint will level nearly like glass.

    In a perfect world, a brand new front door I'd get sprayed, but because my doors are old and have been painted over many times already, what's a few more brush strokes I say.

    Happy painting! Donna


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