Remember the other day when I told you I’d been inspired by this image:
On Sutton Place
Well inbetween cooking and studying and baby wrangling I’ve been working little by little on this:
I spent Wednesday cleaning and taping it (not in that order because where’s the fun in doing things logically?) and yesterday painting whenever I could. Gone are the days of Jack playing peacefully on a blanket while I work so I’ve been limited to when he is sleeping or happily occupied by my Pawpaw. I need to do another coat with a brush, roll probably two coats onto all the flat areas, and then finally tackle the transom up top. We’ve got a busy weekend planned but I’m hoping to get it finished before Monday rolls around.
As for the paint, I’m using some leftover semi-gloss from Jack’s dresser (Olympic Victory Blue). It’s formulated for interiors but since this door is pretty well-protected from the elements by the large covered porch I decided to risk it instead of venturing out to Lowe’s for exterior paint. And since I’m painting over teal instead of a lighter color I think it’ll only take two coats. Isn’t it crazy how green the old color looks next to the navy? I never would have described it as green at all before now. Here’s a before shot for comparison:
I love it so far even with the crazy blue painter’s tape throwing off my perception of color. I just think navy is so classic and clean. Could it be that my design sensibilities are maturing as I age? Next thing you know I’ll be shopping at Restoration Hardware instead of thrift shops with my fancy self!