As I mentioned before I live in a condo. This is the first condo I have ever been in with some style and they let you paint your front door - forward thinking. This is what I started with,
Oops, Pear Cooler ( my favourite!!) in the picture. But this door is fine, I have always had a white door but this one cried out for something different. The siding is pale creamy beige. There are green, burgundy, grey and black doors here in the complex but I thought it needed glossy black.
It was worth inhaling stinky paint to get this high gloss effect. I used Tremclad high gloss black. I think it looks great with the furniture and I painted the finials in the same high gloss.
I don't normally like black but this works for me. The fall wreath will stand out (did not want to put it on yet, the door is still a bit wet), any white Christmas wreath will be gorgeous. It is so unlike anything I have ever done and the effect is dramatic, I like it a lot.
As well last week we painted the stairs. Our contractor was kind enough to rip the dirty beige carpet out which left the stairs looking like this:
So he made them look like this:
Which is mdf and trim. He did an amazing job but it still needed to be painted. I have painted stairs and railings before (job before took 7 days straight!) and it is the sort of job you don't look forward to. So with urethane on the wood, 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of floor paint it now looks like this.
Much better. And now if I could get someone to help paint the high walls in the stairwell it would be perfect. We're getting there.
Until next time,