Sunday, August 14, 2011

You asked for it...

Someone has asked me to post pictures of two of the things I accomplished while I was unemployed, so here they are:

I painted the front door!  The minute I finished, I thought to myself "why the hell didn't I do this sooner?"  I LOVE it.  And I know why I didn't do it sooner. Because we've talked about replacing this door a million times.  But you know what?  It might be forever before we get around to doing that (we do, after all, have a "to-do" list a mile long and replacing the door was towards the bottom of the list).  So I thought why live with a door color I hate while waiting? So I changed it.  And I love it. Yay.

From the outside, obviously.  Looks so good with the light grey siding.

If I'm at home the door is usually open (there's a glass storm door), and I LOVE the way it looks on the inside, too.  Green is my favorite color and there is at least a bit of it in every room, so the door fits right in!

Oooohhh...bad photo.  Sorry! I also made some slipcovers for the living room chairs.  It's an off-white linen and I was pretty happy with how they came out.  If only the (black and tan) cat didn't like them so much!  But they're washable. 
Had a great weekend, full of bike rides, yoga classes and brunch with a dear friend I haven't seen in weeks.  I hope yours was wonderful as well.  There are a few other things I might get to next week.  My new work schedule being what it is, I'll probably only be able to post on weekends now.  Til then - have a happy week!


  1. That looks like a perfectly good door! Love the color!!

    And I'm extremely impressed by the slipcovers. I think that's one thing I wouldn't attempt. But you never know.

    Nice to see you posting!


  2. I love my door color BUT it would love a fresh coat of do to do. Yours looks great.

    And you made slipcovers??

    You have been busy.

    xo Jane

  3. I love the door! Paint front door has been on my to-do list for months...I have yet to commit to a color. I'm likin' your green tho'. Have a terrific week!

  4. Hey Steve - it is a perfectly good door, but I'd really like to have a door with some glass in it and then get rid of the storm door that I hate the look of while enjoying the sunlight it lets in. And thanks!
    Hi Jane and Bonnie! The slipcovers were easy - and I'm not a real experienced sewer. The chairs have no arms, so it was just a couple of seams. Easy!

  5. really like that color! I like green and grey together. Happy to see a new post from you.

    xo, A