Sunday, June 29, 2008

my blue doors

I spent a good part of my day painting the exterior doors of the new house. There are some projects I can get into, like painting doors, and some I can't, like insulation or drywall. Luckily we have someone who is willing to do the latter two.

The picture to the left is the "front" entrance, actually on the west side of the house. To the right is the "back" entrance, which will be used primarily for bringing firewood in. But both benefit from a coat of ocean blue paint. I also painted the insides a light almond color, which was not nearly as dramatic as the blue, but it looked good. I should mention, Starflower helped, and did a very good job, with the interior of the front door.

As I mentioned, I had someone who was willing to do drywall. Calvin was in charge of screwing for the day. (How bad does that sound!) And our good friend Chris was the general drywall contractor of the day. And if that isn't good enough, he's also willing (for a reasonable fee, of course) to come back some day this week and do the taping and mudding! I was really dreading doing that myself. I'll gladly paint, but drywall finish isn't my strong point.

So now we have two rooms which actually look like rooms. Only a few more to go...

While we worked, we listened to the MN Twins game, as pitcher Kevin Slowey shut out Milwaukee and the team dominated their stint with National League play, against some formidable pitchers no less. This young team amazes me. They are absolutely fun to watch. By all logic, they should not be winning so many games, but they are. I made sure I got my votes in for Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau for the All Star team.


jan m said...

Very pretty blue. It looks like you'll be moving in soon!

Floridacracker said...

Hooray for drywall. This is really getting exciting now isn't it? You have good help and it seems like it won't be long before you are in the new place.
Must be a really good feeling Deb.

Jayne said...

Love the ocean blue! I'm with you Deb... I'll paint until the cows come home, but drywall... ugh.

barefoot gardener said...

I got all emotional reading has been such a long journey and now you have a house that looks like a house.


Just think, you will be able to be in that fabulous new space for Christmas this wonderful!

dharma bum said...

Wow, the house looks great. I'm so happy for you guys.

Deb said...

Jan M- The sooner the better!

FC- After we're done working, or on evenings when I don't have time to work on the house (T-ball, etc...) I just go out there and imagine. And reflect on all the progress. And smile.

Jayne- That is such a vibrant color, and blue has always been my favorite. You're right...ugh on drywall. The dust gets pretty bad.

Barefoot Gardener- Yeah, it's a great feeling. We're gonna cut us the biggest Christmas tree ever!

Dharma Bum- good to hear from you. You and Katie are invited to the housewarming!

pablo said...

I love the blue doors! There is a tradition I've seen where people will paint their front doors some loud, absolutely contrasting color to the rest of the house. I've seen it enuf times to think there must be some tradition about it I've not heard of (yet).

I've taped walls and learned I have no skill at it at all. Painting I could do all day long though.

Deb said...

Pablo- I was thinking mauve or something like that...but I like colors that tie everything together, the roof and the doors.