|FRONT DOOR BEFORE|
|FRONT DOOR AFTER|
FRONT DOOR AFTER AFTER
No biggie right. Just stain these fiberglass doors. How hard could it be? Truthfully. Not that hard. Anyone could do it. JUST GET THE RIGHT KIND OF STAIN! You know how you just walk into a store, ask an associate a question, and then go with his answer without even considering he may be wrong. Don't do that! We just went with the can of stain the sales guy pointed us to without even so much as a second thought. That is, until we started staining!
What we needed was gel stain.... what we were using was regular stain. Big difference here people... huge! For whatever reason we still didn't really question this product selection (at least not enough to start over) until about a week later, when it was finally dry to the touch, but if you touched it it peeled right off.
|Not exactly the look we were going for.|
At this point we had already paid our contractor to hang the doors and even though they looked terrible up close we decided to just ignore it.... for a little over a year! In a "we do things half a$$ around here and then leave it" type way.
Finally this spring we decided to remedy the problem. Will stripped the doors and I painted them.
|This picture is completely inappropriate but I think sums up his feeling about this quite nicely.... if you can read through the pixelation.|
|Just to complicate things further. It is sad when your two year old stops taking naps for many reasons, but this is a huge one!|
I think we only brought home 5 samples to choose from. We are making strides in over coming our color choosing issues. We had a couple blues, green, another stain, coral, and hot pink. Would you believe the hot pink won?!? Valspar Berry Blush to be exact.
I LOVE it! It makes the house so very happy to me. This place has come a long way from when we bought it. It was one of those places that everyone insisted was haunted (more on that another day!). But now, I think it is apparent that people live here. Happy people. Hot pink front door type people! It couldn't suit us any better!
In the same group of pictures on my camera was this beauty.
Blessed beyond measure!
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