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Stuttering Shell: SEEING RED

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Why did I get a wild hair up my butt and decide to paint our front door red? Oh, that's right...because I've always wanted a red front door. While the idea seems really spectacular in my mind, the whole process of it has been anything but. I'm currently waiting on the 3rd (uneven) coat to dry. Red paint is a pain in the you-know-where. Don't get me wrong...the color is absolutely gorgeous (Holly Berry by Behr), but the task in itself is frustrating. I mean, even after two coats of primer (the door once was a really deep Hunter Green) the door STILL isn't looking right. I should have known better...I mean, this isn't my first experience with red paint (fortunately, I didn't have the joy of painting that wall red...Adam did, but I got to hear all of the cursing and complaining that resulted because of that red wall...which I've since painted over).

The hubs says not to worry...that after a couple more coats the door will look fine. I suppose I DO need to be more patient and just ease up on my a little too perfect standards and just go with it. I'm sure in the end that the door will look beautiful and will be all that I have envisioned. For now, I'm read to take it off it's hinges and buy a new door from the Home Depot. But, of course, the whole reason for painting the door red was to avoid spending $200 to $600 on a new front door. *le sigh*

Hmmm...maybe I should just take a break from the red and continue painting the trim around the door white. Perhaps a bit of a break will keep me from going insane.

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Blogger Rebecca Rodgers said...

try rolling a coat on instead of a brush. that always seems to work for me. :)

happy red door day!

Apr 19, 2009, 1:18:00 PM  
Blogger becca greene said...

from everything i've seen on hgtv, red seems to be the most difficult color to paint. but, it is my fave color for doors. good luck

Apr 19, 2009, 9:24:00 PM  
Anonymous J-Ko said...

red door--- great look... hang in there!

Apr 19, 2009, 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

So, I think the door is about as complete as it will ever be...there is just some MINOR touching up to do, but I'm done painting it red. I mean, it only has 320349275346 coats of red paint on it now.

Pics will be posted soon...I promise.

Apr 20, 2009, 10:02:00 PM  

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