3.16.2010

All About the Cheap Thrills

(This is the close up of our back door, au natural)

(Here's the Full Monty after getting sanded and hosed)
(Then a layer of primer)

I was inspired by a recent post by No More Mauve (via Apartment Therapy) about their remodel of a 1940's bungalow. And, while my 1952 cutie is clearly in the oh so popular midcentury modern category it has resembled so far nothing more than a rather worn, white box. Time to change.

The first external eyesore is the back door. It may well be the original back door. It is french door with ancient hardware that has flat screws that I have not figured out how to remove yet. Maybe something involving magnets, and kryptonite. Anyway, the poly coating was peeling off in long strips and could easily be taken off with a fingernail.

After some sanding, getting hosed down, and then taped and primed the door is already looking friskier. Stay put for the next post, where I unveil the final topcoat color: Pouring Copper.

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