May 20, 2018

I procrastinated again...

This weekend I have put off most of my "weekend chores" much to my current dismay.

Instead of lounging around watching Netflix as I normally would about this time on a Sunday evening, I am sitting here waiting.  Waiting for the clothes to dry, for my fingernails to dry, my toenails to dry and my hair to dry.  The only thing that I'm not waiting to dry is that load in the washing machine - but eventually, I'll be waiting for that to dry too.  *sigh*

I wish I could say I put off all my chores to do something fun and exciting.  No, instead I faffed around on the internet, mainly doing jigsaw puzzles online - which, much to my detriment, I've just learned was a thing.  In my defense, these types of puzzles are good for your brain - so technically, it wasn't a COMPLETE waste of time yes it was.

In other news, yesterday we finally ordered a new front door.  I've been putting off that decision because I couldn't figure out what color I wanted to paint it.  Initially, I wanted to paint it black to match the shutters.  But then it dawned on me, I have been slowly replacing all the door hardware to oil rubbed bronze.  Oil rubbed bronze would be lost on a black door.  Man-Child also opined that a bit of color would be nice.

Currently, we DO have color - but I hate it.

For some reason, ALL the exterior doors are painted this ugly burgundy color.  So I began searching for the perfect color for the front door (all other exterior doors will be painted black).  That was the major holdup as I already knew exactly what door I wanted.  I was in love with this Craftsman-inspired door.

The windows will bring some much needed light to our very dark living room.

The problem with finding the right color?  Our siding has a green undertone - yuck.  I'm not overly fond of green.  But I have finally hit upon THE perfect color - this lovely bluish green color.

Blue Lava
So I didn't completely waste this weekend - I found the color and ordered the door.  Now we wait (more waiting!!).  According to Lowe's we need to "allow" 21 days for the door to be ready (and they aren't even painting it!).  Then after they install we need to wait for the painter.  *sigh* So much for instant gratification.

And there went the dryer alarm...finally, we are getting something done around here.


  1. That is a lovely color, Gigi. I think you will be happy with your choice. However, I must say I really like that burgundy color, even if you don't. Some of my friend play "Words with Friends" but anything that makes me sit in front of a screen is not something I want to get involved with. Jigsaw puzzles on line? That's a new one for me. :-)

  2. I love the color! Can't wait to see a pic of the real thing!

    1. I can't wait until it gets here. I will definitely take a picture and post it!

  3. I love both the new door style and the new color! It will be awesome. We left an awesome door that had celtic (of course) stained glass inlays at our old house. We still live locally and my heart aches every time I drive by. Our door guy told me AFTER we moved that I should've just replaced the glass and brought it with me while I waited for the time to replace the door at the new house. (our door is HORRID, but other projects came first). My head almost exploded when he told me that. Boo.

    1. Thank you - I can't wait to have it done! BOO - if only you had known!

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    1. Thanks! Now if the door would just get here....

  5. it's funny ... we are going to replace our front door this fall and I was thinking of a craftsman style door too!

    1. I love, love craftsman style! If I win the lottery, I would seriously think about re-doing this whole house in that style.


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