I woke up yesterday morning (at 4:30 a.m.) just itching to get into some project before heading off to work at 8 a.m.
I thought I could paint the front door.
When I moved in 18 years ago it was a maroonish barn red color along with many other accents both inside and outside the house.
I had painted it dark blue which I always liked.
Since I wanted to use the original door on the house our contractor sent it out to be fitted into a weatherproof door frame. The process included filling in the hole for the old knob and lock and moving the hinges to the opposite side.
The planing and sanding helped the old color to show through.
Instead of getting right to the door I swept down the cobwebs on the porch and tried some house color (Sandy Hook Gray) on the shingles.
So the plan for today is to finish the front porch, shingles and door, then move to the side porch.
I also bought a can of paint to change the primed white porch ceilings blue.