The Doors


This isn’t a blog about musicians.

A wild idea came to me while we were in the long process of fixing the rot under the house, replacing vital parts, and painting. It began because none of us could decide on a favorite door color.

So why not paint all the doors a different color?

Why not?

First, I will treat you to the redoing of a 100 year-old door:   First, strip the many, many layers of paint.SAM_0579_0293 SAM_0571_0068 SAM_0572_0069

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, figure out the color. In this case I took some flowers from the garden to Home Depot and color matched them.SAM_0578_0292 SAM_0573_0300

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, finding the outline of old hinges under the paint layers, I set out to duplicate the hinges with “play-doh”.SAM_0574_0288 SAM_0577_0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It wasn’t easy to find something that would withstand freezing and humid hot weather and still stick to the door. I was able to use this and then paint it with weather-proof paint and glue it with weather-proof glue. I think it was successful.SAM_0770_0262

You can almost see the “hinges” on the left edge of the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The inside back door is white.
The inside back door is white.
Upstairs front balcony door a dusty blue.
Upstairs front balcony door a dusty blue.
The front door is pale green.
The front door is pale green.
The door to the garage apartment is yellow.
The door to the garage apartment is yellow.
The back upstairs balcony door is Cayenne.
The back upstairs balcony door is Cayenne.
One of the back doors is blue-green.
One of the back doors is blue-green. This is actually my favorite color. It is also the only door that can not be seen from the street.

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