I have had it. I throw in the towel. I give up. It has become the bane of my existence. A constant source of misery. I acknowledge that someone out there does not want our front door to be welcoming and the entry into a portal of serenity and loveliness. Never mind the cat hairs.
Did you ever have a project that just went awry? If you remember a while back I wrote about my front door. The post entitled My Front Door May Be A Teenager described the sad story of our front door. Somewhere along the way it developed zits. Not just little pinhead sized zits but full blown gross looking infected zits.We had a lot of theories as to why the zits appeared. We had “expert” opinions and advice and what most folks determined was that the wrong kind of paint was used on the door. When we bought the house the door was painted black on the outside as the sun had apparently faded the stain on the fiberglass door. The inside looks great. But the outside – not so great.
We had the house painted after we had lived here a year or so and changed the color of the front door to match the columns and the garage door. Good move. Or so we thought. Over the years the door started bubbling up with zits. To the point that it was ridiculous.
Last year we painted the house ourselves. It really was not that big of a deal other than the incident where my thumb met with the ladder (still recovering from that). The painting went well and the door looked great as you can see in the picture below.This year something strange happened. The zits reappeared. In a big way. It was ridiculous and an embarrassment. How on earth can we sell a house with an acne pocked front door? So we hired a painter who sanded the entire door, primed it with the highest quality paint and then painted it.
The For Sale signs went up in the yard today and since the potential buyer makes a decision on whether this house will be worth looking at in the first 5-10 seconds it is important to make that front area look amazing. So with a less than stellar door we have opted to head that off and offer a “door allowance” so that the new owner can choose their own. Brilliant, don’t you think?That way they can get exactly what they want to get and not one that we pick out for them. ( To see the listing you can click here.)We are ready to move on from this chapter in our lives to the next chapter. It is going to be amazing. I refuse to allow the teenaged door to get in my way. Have you ever had a project that you thought was going to go according to plan that just did not go quite as expected? Feel free to vent in the comments section and remember that all comments this month go to support Mercy Foundation Birth Center.