Saturday, I painted my front door. Now, you may consider that rather un-newsworthy, but for me it is quite an accomplishment.
As I’ve written before, despite being a male of the species I am not a do-it-yourself-er. I am neither competent in such endeavors nor the least bit interested. I could live a lifetime without ever entering a hardware store and not feel that I have missed something.
Thus, whenever I do something “macho” around the house I half expect local Channel 10’s Eyewitness News to send out a camera crew and an interviewer. Absent that I guess I’ll have to resort to self reporting in cyberspace.
About five years ago I had decided that my front door was in pretty bad shape. However, when I told my next door neighbor that I was going to get a new door he told me that it was a very good door, that all it needed was a coat of that polyurethane paint stuff. I said: “Ya think?” And he responded: “Yeah, I think.” So, I bought a can and a paint brush at Home Depot and did the deed. I painted both the inside and outside. Gloriowski! It looked fabulous – and I had saved myself several hundred dollars!
Well, time and the elements had done quite a job on the outside of my door in the past five years. It looked pretty bad. The glossy look and dark color had vanished. The inside still looked fresh painted. I decided to repaint. And after putting off the actual deed for several months I finally did the job Saturday. It took less than a half hour!
So ………. Ta Da! ………. Here it is! 😀
I suppose the next thing here will be to replace the door knob and dead bolt. The bright shiny gold look is no more. Maybe in a few months!