More doors! This is starting to get ridiculous.
These doors lead out to our Large and In Charge deck. Actually, scratch that. Only one door opens – the one on the left is a pseudo door. Hence, the reason for only one handle.
My goodness these doors took me a long time to redo. Let’s rewind and show you what they looked like on our inspection day:
There’s Moo! He was a nice dog. That light fixture, on the other hand, is NOT NICE.
Here’s a semi-recent shot from when the wall was going up (and those hideous curtains had come down!):
I should have taken a close up but as you can see, the trim was painted a yucky tan and the edge of the trim was painted blue. Why blue you ask? Well, our adjacent kitchen cabinets are hiding a deep dark secret. They USED to be blue too. If you dare to look underneath the cabinets (I would never recommend getting that close), you’d notice where the previous homeowners just got lazy and left the blue unpainted when they redid the cabinets a gummy caramel. Anyway, what better way to make the kitchen feel more cohesive than to paint a thin strip of blue around the french doors?
I thought it was gross.
I painted all of the trim (both the tan and the blue strip) a beautiful crisp white. YESSIR. I posted a crummy picture/sneak peek a little while back when showing off Amelie’s subpar birthday decorations:
Now the doors have a nice chunky white frame. Painting the trim took FOREVER. It took at least five coats of paint and my perfectionist alter ego wants to do one more. In hindsight, I should have used a primer. Before I could even dive into painting, the caulk gun and I had another date and I also had to fill in holes left from the creepy palm tree drapery that hung there before. What I’m trying to get at is these doors had like a hundred steps between the caulking, hole-filling, painting, more painting and cleanup. A hundred steps, I tell ya!
The doors themselves were the same mauve that was littered throughout the house. You guessed it, I painted them Zinc by Martha Stewart to match the interior doors I’ve already painted. If you notice, there was another strip of blue trim on the inside of the doors around the window. I debated painting them white then black but in the end, it got painted Zinc as well.
Here are some dark After photos!
An aside: If I had any due diligence, I would wait until later to take pictures so I could have the afternoon sun for back lightening. But Amelie is awake in the afternoon. I can’t get anything done when she’s awake so these dark morning photos will have to suffice. I’m sorry about that.
Please ignore the toothpastey paint patches on the walls. I got sick of painting the doors one morning and pulled out one of my many paint samples and went to town. Turns out, it’s not a good color choice and at least now I know that.
Next up, finish painting the trim in the kitchen around the pantry door and garage door (as noted in this crazy photo):
THEN I CAN TACKLE THE WALLPAPER. I’m so super excited for that day!