Mine was good, Anna's soccer season started again and the weather was beautiful all weekend = 70 and sunny.
Annnnnd I ran my first 5k Sunday!
And it was hard.
I mean really hard.
I even gasped those same words to the hubs along the race route.." this is soooooo hard".
But I finished and I wasn't anywhere near last place!
I finished the race in 38 minutes!
I know, its not that great but like I told my bestie Rebecca, for a 42 year old with asthma and bad knees, I am very happy with that time.
And now I wanna do a 5k again, its such a rush.
I just have to get the feeling back in my ankles.
And the pain I have when I inhale has to go away.
And I need to be able to bend over without screaming in pain.
But other than that, I am juuuuusst fine!
So there is this trend going on in blogland and on Pinterest about painting interior doors black.
Usually I am waaaaay behind the trend.
Yeah, I am just NOW lovin' that.
And I refuse to pay 199 dollars for a chevron shower curtain so if anyone has a connection, could you hook a sista up??
When I saw the black door trend, it immediately struck a chord with me!
I love that!
I could do that!
I wouldn't even need a reason to do that!
And I could do it on the cheap!
So I went to my local Home Depot and talked to the nice man in the paint department.
He directed me to the exact paint and supplies I would need.
Take advantage of the free help you can get at home improvement stores.
Better than any blog out there for advice.
So I got all my supplies together:
You will need:
- paint (since it is an interior FRONT door, my HD guy suggested using an exterior paint).
The color is Silhouette by Martha Stewart but it is Glidden paint.
-a 4 inch roller
-tape for the door knob and deadbolt
- a smaller brush for those hard to reach spots
Here is my front door before:
The thing I have hated most about a white front door?
It shows every nick, dent, scrape and piece of dirt.
And off I went......
Looks pretty awful in the "during" process.
And here it is all done!!
I love how it makes this area pop more!
I do have to admit, the first night I wasn't so sure.
It made it seem so much darker over there.
Almost like there wasn't a door there.
Staring at me.
Eek.But now that I have lived with it for a week, I am so glad I did it.
It gives so much more definition to this area.
Gives it more character which is very hard to find in a home built 12 years ago.
I haven't hung anything on the door yet.
Because I am kind of afraid to.
I like it just this way for now.
When I get brave enough to put a command strip (painted black of course!) on here, I will share with you the final product.
That might be Christmas time though folks so don't get too excited.
So you know me.
I can't leave well enough alone.
As I was waiting for this door to dry and had all this paint and supplies leftover, I decided to also paint the closet door directly behind me.
See this door has been a pain in my side for YEARS.
Six years ago there was a nail polish throwing incident that occurred in this foyer that may have had to do with a former neighbor's 3 year old little boy.Allegedly.
Which made this door look as though it had played a major part in a murder.
So after years of scrubbing, Magic Eraser-ing and desperation spray painting, I had had enough.
Because when you come to my front door, this is the first thing you see.
The alleged nail polish murder scene.
I even added a red knob to the door to take away from the red nail polish.
I know, I know....
So here it is during.....
By the way, that is just a garbage bag ripped up.
You don't need a fancy drop cloth.
This worked just fine.
I got this idea on Pinterest or a blog somewhere.
Not sure where.
I have a feeling this is an old idea but I love the idea anyhow.
Just threw it away when I was done and moved on!
I also got a cool new knob at Hobby Lobby for the new closet door.
Its the same kind of knob I used for Annie's night stand.
I love it so much, it makes it look more like a farmhouse door.
And less like a murder scene door.
And it only cost me $2.99 on sale!
Can you hear my peaceful sighing from here?
I just love this so much more now.
And all it took was a can of paint (not even a large one!), a new knob and about 30 minutes of my time per door!
And no nail polish will be permitted within 50 feet of this door.
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