Happy Election Day Everyone! Today is a big day! First, and most importantly, I voted. Now I’m putting on my painting duds and preparing to repaint the front door!
We don’t have a covered front porch, although I would LOVE one. Therefore our front door takes a beating! The door is black and I’m going to repaint it the same satin finish as before. My gold hardware has turned an unattractive brown color. Sometimes an aged patina is a good thing. Not this time. So, I’m removing it all and will attempt to repaint it as well as the door. I’m sort of embarrassed to show what it looks like, but here goes:
I love this door knocker. (I have a thing for lions.) I bought it years ago and it originally had a verdigris finish and that has aged as well. I’m thinking a coat of shiny gold will make his handsome face really pop. Photo bomb by a random bug.
The handle and lock look bad too. I thought about just replacing it but it is an odd size. (I feel sure they were the cheapest thing our builder could find at the time.) So, I’m going to try and paint that as well. Fingers crossed! (Sad, right?)
I’ve taken all of the hardware off of the door and it’s all ready to paint. I hope it looks good and I’m able to get it all back in place before dark. Wish me luck! Hope you have a great day. God Bless America!