Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Door Stripping!

In great anticipation of ripping the siding off this June, I have started working on the new front door. The door's paint layers show that it has been purple, green, burgundy, white, tan, and red.

Here is the back side of the door:
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Here is a small bit of peeling paint:
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Here is a bucket of lead paint chips... breakfast anyone?
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Here is what I accomplished today:
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A closer look at the wood graining:
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My goal is to be better at identifying wood types... it looks like pine to me. Am I wrong?

We are going to repaint it a yet-to-be-determined color, as it is no condition to be stained (there are quite a few dings and dents on the edges of the door, and a few on the faces.) Maybe a nice deep muted blue would be nice... or a nice dark sagey green.

11 comments:

cotterpin said...

Wow, lots of fun!! I always find myself wondering why the PO ended up choosing the color they painted...

Nate said...

Nice door. It looks similar to my front door which I recently tried the 'dark sagey green' on. If you do chose that color, make sure it isn't too yellow or you'll get a baby-poop green like I did! Check my blog and you'll see. It's alright, just not what I had hoped for.

I'm moving in 7 days so it isn't worth repainting!

Jen said...

How exciting :) My across-the-street neighbors have a purple door. I never would have thought purple was a good door color, but it looks great.

Anonymous said...

What a great door! Stripping it looks like a ton of work, but it will make a huge difference. I love the idea of the sagey green.

kitliz said...

This is good inspiration for me. I need to do this to my side door, and the storm doors on the front entrance and patio entrance.

I'm totally doing it soon!

d. said...

It's looking great! I'm a big fan of red doors myself...

Jenni said...

Love your door. I have been looking for a salvaged craftsman style door for a while now...I am jealous.

Green Fairy said...

What a beautiful door! That's going to look fantastic when you're finished.

Larry said...

Looking good!

Are you sure it wouldn't look good stained (warts and all)? You know those just add character.

I do have a handy-dandy little gadget you can make that strips paint easily. Let me know if your interested.

Also, could you e-mail me? I have a question about your blog set-up.

Contact me at: correus @ yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Nate~ I think it's the same door! How funny! Your door doesn't look that bad through the monitor...

Larry~ I'd love to see your stripping tool (as long as it's not a pole...) Just kidding. I'll email you.

paige said...

Blue, blue for luck! It works for the Dutch, and I think some parts of the Carribean. Your house would look so sweet with a lovely blue door