Monday, 4 November 2013

it's alwhite: part 1

I've said it before, and I'll say it again-It's amazing what white paint can do. I was a bit negative on painting last weekend, but every time I've caught a glimpse of the finished product I've felt re-energised-even for the other railings!!

Starting the doors that day ended up being a fairly spur of the moment decision-what do you want to do tomorrow? I might start on the doors, and apart from the sanding dust in the house was fairly pain free. We took them off their hinges, sanded them and the door frame back, taped the glass, 1 coat of primer, 2 coats of white paint and rehanging all in a day. We started pretty early-no daylight savings in Queensland is good for getting started first thing in the morning.



Sunday was touch ups, removing the tape, scraping the glass, and a few more touch ups when needed. Every time I look I find another bit I missed with the razor!

Here are some before to remind you of what it used to look like.



And an after to leave you with. Thanks for all of your opinions when I asked whether we should varnish or paint. They look amazing, and I am so glad we decided to go white. I just needed to make sure other people didn't think I was making a mistake!


The front verandah is certainly not done, but a few hours and a bit of paint over the last few weeks have made such a difference.

8 comments:

  1. The doors look great! White paint really does make all the difference doesn't it?

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    1. Thanks-white paint for the win!! x

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  2. I love the white doors - white always brightens up a room. Lisa xo

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    1. We love them too! I'm itching for more now! x

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  3. It really freshens up the room. Looks great. Nicole

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  4. They look fabulous - hope you're happy with your decision to paint the doors.xx

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    1. So happy! Now to get onto the others and make the purple disappear! :) x

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