i’d like to tell you this is a tutorial about painting my front door.
and it isn’t.
because i really can’t claim to be an expert.
well, scratch that.
i never. ever. ever. have a plan.
and that’s pretty much my story with my new pink door.i didn’t have a plan.
but i did have paint and a paint brush. and an old blue door that needed painting.
when i say old, please take that with a grain of salt.
it has only been blue for about 4 years.
but it needed something else.
a little updating.
it needed pink.
and i had just the right pink paint.
Jenna from Stella’s DIY Furniture paint.
unfortunately, they don’t have a website or sell online but feel free to go to their facebook page here to inquire about the 12 stores in SD/NE/IA and ND they do sell at. i purchased mine at Gypsy Trading Company in Brandon SD.
when i painted my door blue years ago, i researched and studied, read tutorials, asked advice at home improvement stores and got all the tools, paints and primers i needed.
this time, i was armed with stella’s and a flat angled brush. (i didn’t even use a tray. dipped it right out of the jar) ((impatient artists unite.))
if i were to offer advice and a few steps they would be…
- before you start, wipe the door down to get rid of dirt, dust and debris
- remove hardware if you feel like you can’t paint around it. or tape it. or wing it. (that’s what i did)
- wear pants and/or bra. i started in my pajamas and realized half the time i was painting, people could see me. i live across from an elementary school. not a good look to be painting in a pajama shirt.
- most tutorials recommend a primer. i remember using one with my blue door. i don’t remember which one. i don’t even remember what i had for lunch two days ago. i didn’t use a primer this time and Stella’s paint rocked.
- i did have to paint two coats. which wasn’t unusual. i’ve used Stella’s on 2 end tables, a big bookshelf and a small dresser and i’ve always used two coats. the second coat covers so nicely.
- make sure and wait for first coat to dry completely before applying second coat.
- i should seal it. i probably will seal it. when i get around to sealing it. just a polyurethane should be okay. i would think. don’t quote me. (see. it IS and it ISN’T a tutorial)
- i finished it up with a baby’s breath wreath from Home Goods. i can’t believe i bought a wreath. i grew up in the 80’s when home decor was country blue, mauve and floral swags. it all comes back. fashion, decor, music. i’m telling you, gold hardware, wall paper, scrunchies and overalls are all making a rampant comeback. ebb and flow.
- and last but not least, if you have good music on , the paint brush makes an awesome microphone. our home now has an automatic loop of The Greatest Showman soundtrack. it was inevitable. i knew it was coming. it’s like a giant musical under the pink door big top.
enjoy this Greatest Showman inspired Coloring Printable.
the link is below to print.
just click and print and color.
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