Monday, 11 August 2014

Blue door hell:part 3

If you told me that time had stood still over the past five weekends, I would probably believe you...given we are still painting the front door...It's like we are stuck in some cruel time warp, where we are in some kind of blue door painting holding pattern!

stripped back again
'What?' you ask. Didn't we finish that door a fortnight ago? Hmm...it appears the word finished doesn't really mean finished. Even a blog post saying the door was finished was not enough! Clearly it's not really over when the fat lady sings. Jason's quest for perfection with this blue door knows no bounds. Good enough is not good enough.

Jason wanted to do one final touch up of the door, because there was still some dust particles which showed through the glossy finish. It didn't help that one of our friends pointed out the dust too - a casual throw-away line was the catalyst for one final coat of paint. (Thanks a lot Chris! Keep quiet next time. Ha!)

Unfortunately when Jason started painting the final touch up he chose to use a paint brush instead of his trusty roller. The paint went on too thickly and it then went quickly down hill from there...particularly when he tried to scrape it off. I'll spare you the details. Holy blue door hell, Batman!

We had to strip the door right back and start from scratch. Again. Deja vu. Ground hog day.

Happy campers we were not.

Blue door drying
I'd like to say that this weekend we 'finished' the door. But I won't. We'll just wait and see, okay?

And in happier news, we are painting the hallway this week and that seems to be going quite well. Thankfully.

Hallway painting

20 comments:

  1. Ah. I shouldn't have asked! Didn't you just put down the brushes at the Sow's Ear too?
    Fingers crossed for this time!

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    1. Hehehe! keep those fingers crossed. xx

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  2. I won't mention the d*&r, but the entrance is looking great! xx

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  3. Hahaha, oh dear! Loks fantastic now though!! x

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    1. Oh thanks Ness. Such an ordeal though. xx

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  4. Lol. If you strip it back much more you'll need a new door! But it's worth getting it right, the colour is glorious.

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    1. So true! The colour is great...the finish is okay. But we'll live with it in the meantime. xx

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  5. Phew.... Nice work Jason. ;-)

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    1. Hehehe! I'll pass on your compliments Jenny. xx

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  6. I know I'm probably too late for this but have you ever considered taking your doors to an auto body paint shop? The finish is unbelievable.

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    1. It crossed our minds but it will be too much of a hassle to remove the door and get a temporary one in the meantime. We have no screen door. xx

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  7. The Groundhog Day reference made me burst into hearty laughter, even though I know I shouldn't have found any humor in your pain. Jeeze Louise, I would have already had a bonfire with that door by now or have been arrested for public obscenity, because I would have been screaming all manner of objectionable words that could be heard blocks away. You and Jason have infinitely more patience than I do. I know what you're going through, because of the experience I mentioned earlier with the red door. I generally don't admit defeat easily, but that red paint wore me down fairly quickly. Maybe I just laughed to keep from crying about my sad recollection of humiliation at the hands of an evil pigmented medium. :)

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    1. I think you just described us re bonfire and public obscenity! Anyway, it will have to be good enough for now...too much else to do. xx

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  8. Evil door! ;)
    ....it will know it's master!

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    1. If only it did know its master! xx

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  9. Those precariously placed hula hoops are making me awfully nervous!

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    1. I should be careful. Those hula hoops may be turned into weapons. xx

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  10. Lol at Chris... Poor Jason. It must be hard being a perfectionist!

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    1. He brings it on himself, you know... xx

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