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Friday, December 16, 2016

Becoming orange: What a difference a day makes.

I just finished repainting the door frame, and I'm much happier with the color. As I had hoped, this neutral color allows the doors to be the focal point of the front of the house instead of an afterthought.

The new color (Sherwin Williams Quiver Tan) was originally my top choice, but I allowed myself to waver. Although psychologists generally refute the idea that it's best to stick to your original answer on a test, I suspect that the traditional folklore may apply to picking paint colors. I could have saved myself a great deal of work if I had followed my first instinct.

After I take a break for lunch, I'll put the final coat on the doors themselves. I should have hardware reinstalled sometime tomorrow and will post photos. This has been a long time coming, but I think it's almost finished.


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    1. The other color looked like a dark picture frame around the doors, and you definitely saw the frame, not the doors. This is so, so much better. Of course, I could kick myself for having to do twice the work, since my gut told me from the beginning that the neutral color would work better. I should listen to myself more. :)

  2. Very nice! I love that you're using the same orange paint again. The neutral trim was a great choice, too. :)

    1. I was thrilled that our brick has orange in it so we had an excuse to use that paint color again. I like it with the neutral color so much better! What was I thinking?