Sunday, 12 February 2012

Day Thirty-three: The Grandeur of the Green Door

Oh the luxury of not having to work on Sunday and being able to renovate all day! I can't believe I just said that… but now that the finish nears and the return to school looms; the hours spent working on the house are dwindling and I'm appreciating the handiwork more and more. I also enjoy wearing workman's overalls at all times… 

Anyway, today I rolled over to Park St mid-morning to be greeted by a hive of activity (mum and dad) and a number of visitors. I took solace in the tranquil act of applying brushstrokes to the windowsill whilst a great degree of heated debate (bickering) went on inside surrounding the grand hanging of the curtains. They eventually went up in both bedrooms, during which time I undercoated the front window, and greened-up the door-frame for the second time. I should mention that mother made the curtains using Ikea fabric- the undersea special is my all-time favourite and is a nostalgic nod to my childhood room.

My parents left me to it, Claire came over for afternoon tea, and I then had a solo session doing one of the jobs I've been very much looking forward to: reattaching all the old fittings to the freshly-painted front door. I spent about 45 minutes giving them a final scrape and clean, then screwed them into place. Irrespective of whether "Fir Tree" was the nicest shade for the job (debatable), my front door project is finally finished.
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  1. Wow! Looks very impressive, can't believe you're at the point of adding the finishing touches.

  2. so want to see the finished product! Please post some

  3. Too bad they didn't post the finished project.

  4. Oh no!!! I'm heartbroken that there are no more pictures of the finished project!