Ready to Paint
We may have a day before the next thunderstorm, but there is one predicted for tonight too, so who knows. The exterior is ready to paint except for the moulding around the porch door, which I will cut and install tomorrow. The screen door is prepped and sitting in the porch ready to paint and the porch interior is also ready to paint. Then the stuff can be moved where it belongs and the exterior can be painted. The colour for the exterior is what I cannot decide. I was leaning to pink and white and cream, but also love the colour of the Ameraucana chicken eggs from the farm, a soft blue green. Co op had a sale on exterior paint, at 99 dollars for 5 gallons exterior paint in white, red or green. I bought some and a quart of a dark blue green which I intend to mix into the white. The old stain on the house is getting very brittle and dry after 30 years, so the exterior could do with a spruce up too. It is cedar and I have always thought it was a crime to cover wood with paint. In this case, it might look wonderful. I am thinking of staining the house white and then using the light blue green and a darker version of it for the doors and trim. The option would be to paint the house white and use the pink for the trim. I plan to build rustic shutters for the exterior, but functional ones, which should help in the dead of winter when the winds are howling from the north. Today I installed the bottom weather stripping on the front door but cannot figure out how to do the door handle. I need a chisel to enlarge the place where the striker goes too and I do not have that. The right side of the door is not snug enough and will let the wind and cold in when winter comes. The weather stripping I bought does not work, so I will have to go back and find something better. I did mange to cut a piece of wood to fill in the gap at the top where the old door was, which was taller than the new one. I cut it at an angle with the skill saw and was proud that it just fit and was working for that space. If it rains tomorrow, then I will paint the ins
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