That Door Sucks

Completing all the painting in the laundry room involved one really annoying task: painting the door to Chris' office

I think you can guess why this task sucks: there are 15 lites. Yeahhh, not fun. And because this door is a really ugly brown/red color it involves 5 coats of paint to get the job done: 3 of primer and 2 color coats. Ugh.

Out came the primer and I got here and was reminded very quickly about why I had put this job off of some time

THAT took me almost 20 minutes. Yes, that's right. Those stupid muntins were a fucking bitch. I could have taped it off, but taping would have taken forever and the windows are super glossy and tape doesn't stick to them well. I could not worry about smearing paint all over the place and scrape it off later, but I did that on another 15 lite door we have and scrapping took fucking forever and was completely obnoxious, so I didn't want to do that again. I was pretty much shit out of luck for not making this project annoying. I decided to get out a craft brush for the small parts. I used a standard Purdy brush to get this done

And then a small craft brush for all the muntins

Then I spent 3 days painting on lots of layers of paint. Like I said before - 3 coats of primer and 2 color coats. My god it was so annoying. I just strapped Zoe into her carrier, turned on some music and hoped that Zoe didn't get as bored as I did and start crying. I sure as hell wanted to cry. But about 5 hours of my life later the door looks A LOT better.

Here's the before to remind you

And the after

I hated painting that damn door, but it sure looks pretty now. No more gross brown, hooray! Now it just needs a pretty knob. And I could do without those yellow panes of glass, but some things are just better left alone.


Bunny @ 86n It said...

It really does look SO much better.

meryl rose said...

I was one of those things that I knew would be a big improvement, but it was just completely annoying to do.

Anonymous said...

Next time try using liquid mask. You "paint" it on the glass (has an applicator), let it dry, paint all over it, and peel it off. Works like a charm (and doesn't leak like masking tape).

meryl rose said...