The Side Door — As Promised

I decided it would take more time to tape the windows then paint than to just paint.
I decided it would take more time to tape the windows then paint than to just paint.

I got started early yesterday morning painting the kitchen bump-out.

The trim is Azek so does not need to to be painted.
The trim is Azek so does not need to to be painted.

The bump-out is mostly trim so I used a narrow trim brush and a 3-inch lay-in brush to paint the shingles.

The kitchen bump-out will ultimately be landscaped.
The kitchen bump-out will ultimately be landscaped.

Naturally it took longer than I expected.

The side porch door unpainted was a pale greyish white.
The side porch door unpainted was a pale greyish white.
The side porch door painted Sandy Hook Gray.
The side porch door painted Sandy Hook Gray. (And I painted the trim white.)

While I was painting I used to same color on the side porch door  to 1.) see how it would look and 2.) to use as a primer on the metal door.

This is a mock-up of the door painted dark blue.
This is a mock-up of the door painted dark blue.

I’ve decided along with most commenters here to paint the door the same blue color as the front door.

The conservatory like the bump-out has a lot of trim.
The conservatory like the bump-out has a lot of trim.

Hoping to get more painting finished on Labor Day. Also hoping Charlie will cook chicken on the grill.

How do you relax on a 3-day weekend?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “The Side Door — As Promised”

    1. Nice scheme. I was ambivalent about trimming the door windows dark or light so this time I chose to finish all the way to the glass with blue. Jo

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