Finishing Up the Labor Day Projects

Last week I got busy  painting outside but couldn’t get ‘er done.

The hydrangea cuttings are planted.
The hydrangea cuttings are planted.

But as the week went on we did accomplish a few things like transplanting the hydrangea.

The first coat of blue looks a right mess.
The first coat of blue looks a right mess.

The side porch door needed a second coat of paint.

I used a very small, stiff brush to detail the door.
I used a very small, stiff brush to detail the door.

On the first coat I had left the seal around the windows white but ultimately decided I should paint right up to the glass.

The side porch is painted with the new house color, new door color, and bright white trim.
The side porch is painted with the new house color, new door color, and bright white trim.

I gave the door one more coat with a brush which left a lot of brush strokes. A final light coat finished with a small foam roller smoothed out the finish.

The exterior trim color is Ultra Pure White by Behr in a satin enamel finish.
The exterior trim color is Ultra Pure White by Behr in a satin enamel finish.

Even though it rained most of the day I also painted the trim on the side and front doors.

The front porch is also painted -- trim and all.
The front porch is also painted — trim and all.

Now all the exterior doors and trim are painted.

The conservatory trim is Azek.
The conservatory trim is Azek.
The master bedroom French doors are also trimmed in Azek.
The master bedroom French doors are also trimmed in Azek.

The French doors to the conservatory and the master bedroom did not need to be painted so ALL the doors are finished.

Are you finishing up?

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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.

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