Views of the Neighborhood – Watch Paint Dry

Here is the front door. it is a neutral color that neither adds or detracts from the front view.

I have applied masking tape to the glass. Some would rather scrape after the fact but I like to keep scraping to a minimum.

I take the knobs off the doors. Some like to mask them but there is always some paint left on the hardware when masked.

The door opens to the inside so I will have to paint the door inside. The bottle is alcohol used to clean the door before painting. The zebra print towel is laying on two baby gates. These are needed to keep Twiggy under control.

Here is a view of the gates and towel from the outside.

Here are the tools needed. Roller, paintbrush, newspaper, and stir stick.

Views of the Neighborhood

Here is the color. The masking tape is still in place so it can dry. I need to go and watch the Baylor Bears beat TCU. (They did by the skin of their teeth.)

 

 

69 comments

  1. I like the colour-scheme, John. We’re busy thinking about extending our new alarm system and adding a smart camera outside.
    Meanwhile, there’s severe flooding no more than fifteen minutes’ walk from our front door! The river Don has burst its banks in a number of places after a month’s rain fell inside twenty-four hours.

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    1. You might want to add a water monitor as well. Rising rivers make me very nervious. Thanks, Keith.

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      1. Me too. Major event with compulsory evacuations fifteen minutes’ walk away is not something that fills me with confidence – especially when fiends from other countries call to make sure we’re safa – it’s an international news item!

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      2. Did I saiy fiends? I meant friends, of course.

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      3. Hahaha. I think both work. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. I think you could start your own DIY television show, John. Well done! The door looks great! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Sunday to you.

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    It looks incredible, John. I agree with Jill. You could have your own DIY TV show. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 55 years of home ownership gets you something. Happy Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Iโ€™m surprised Twiggy requires two baby gates. Also that the door swings in, which you donโ€™t see often. At least up here.

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    1. We never saw a swing in either. I think the stucco trim required it. Two gates cause Twiggy can do a gazelle imitation with enough head start. Thanks, Charles.

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  5. Interesting choice. I never would have thought to use this color, but it really works!

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    1. Thanks, GP. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Very nice John. I love your color scheme.

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. I like the color combination. You tape neatly, too — the sign of a real pro!

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    1. Why thank you, Varnishgirl. You are the pro.

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    2. I meant varnishgal. Sorry.

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  8. Nice job! I like how painting requires keeping Twiggy under control. I like the color.

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    1. Everything in life these days requires keeping Twiggy under control. Thanks, Dan

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  9. The colours fit very well.
    Excellent work.

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    1. Thank you. A nice compliment from an artist

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  10. The door turned out great!

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  11. OMG! Such beauty can overwhelm – and, with instructions!

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    1. Hahaha, Thanks, Billy Ray

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      1. Actually, you do good work, Podner! Great Sunday to you and yours!

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      2. And to you and yours.

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  12. So is the open door as exciting as the Baylor game ? To Twiggy that is. And very distracting to the paintor ? Good planning with no doubt a bit of experience added in.

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    1. Twiggy was all over that open door. The towel was supposed to keep her from seeing any deer and going crazy. She wa able to put her head under the towel enough times to drive me crazy. Thanks, John

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  13. Looks great. My door opens to the inside and most residences around here are that way. Surprised that Twiggy can jump over one gate. Mine would go through it, as my back screen will attest.

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    1. She has found airbourn talents. Didn’t want to take a chance.

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  14. You can always tell car guys, because they are meticulously detailed individuals. Your system is not only efficient, but the results are a home run. I LOVE that color, it ‘syncs’ perfectly.

    PS- I love that mirror too.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. Yeah that mirror was a find.

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  15. Almost like Swedish flag ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿค“ well done! Yay

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    1. Almost. Thank you, VR. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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  16. Something weird is going on… I did not get notification of this post. First I thought I had deleted the email by accident, but no, it never showed up. Checked my settings and I still follow you and am supposed to get email notification… Not pleased!

    Anyway, back to this post. I absolutely love the colour of the door, with the side and in photos anyway, it makes it feel like the colours of Provence! I had a periwinkle blue kitchen a few – 13 – years ago… And I love that mirror too!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. The door does look like a country side color. I love periwinkle blue. One of our neighbors at the coast had a house painted periwinkle blue.

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      1. It is such a pretty colour without being too girlie or prissy (otherwise Mick would never have consented ๐Ÿ˜‰)

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      2. Yes I can imagine that.

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  17. Really nice complimentary color and neatly done too.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  18. You do a thorough job with your painting – well done! I like the unexpected pop of color!

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  19. Well done, John, it looks really good.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  20. It would be quite a challenge painting a door with all that glass and not getting paint where it shouldn’t be. Good job, John! I love the color!

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  21. I could never wear that color, John, but it looks perfect on your front door. Just makes everything pop in a good way! Dallas is past the point of caring about paint, but I can imagine a project such as this would be way interesting to Twiggy!

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    1. Yeah, Twiggy is the princess of mischief.

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      1. She wears that title well!

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      2. She does. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  22. Your door looks great! It’s amazing how a coat or two of paint can bring new life to a room, an object, or a door!

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    1. It is Michelle. Thank you,

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  23. Of course I had to return to see the door! Well done โ€ฆ and I like the color scheme. Oh โ€ฆ and you enjoy the Baylor Bears?

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    1. Thank you, Frank.

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  24. I like the color you selected, John. Itโ€™s amazing how a simple job isnโ€™t so simple after all.

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    1. So true, Jennie.

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  25. I love the pop of color. Interesting reading how many commenters doors swing outward. I’ve only ever had inward swinging doors.

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    1. I think where the weather is severe (like hurricane country) the door swing outward. But who knows? Thanks, Teri.

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  26. Love the color scheme.

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda.

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  27. It looks like a good job, John. You were very thorough. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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