My last fall project of the year was to paint our entrance doors. I’ve been tired of the color for a while (its showed all the shoe scuff marks and dirt) so on the last warm day of the season I painted.
Nothing like putting it off until the last minute, but oh how I hate to paint, yet I love the results once I’ve done it. I made a trip to Sherwin Williams with paint swatch in hand. I love the “privilege green” that’s used all over my house currently but I didn’t want it to be so matchy matchy so I picked the darkest green on the same color swatch and had that made.
I really think something is up with Sherwin Williams paint. For the last couple of years anything I have made doesn’t match their swatch. I know they’ve had supply chain issues and I’m wondering if they’ve also had something going on with the tint they’re getting. None of the colors turn out as dark as the swatch, which is odd paint always dried darker in my opinion.
Any-who the color I went with is “Rock Garden.” I picked a one coat paint like I always do and it took 3 coats. Just another concern with their paint! After letting it dry for a few days I think it could actually use a 4th coat but that will have to wait until spring or if we have another warm day this winter.
I think back of how many coats of paint must be on that door. At one point it was a burnt orange, a different shade of green, a dark grey, and a tan. Now it’s back to green again and I’m loving this shade. I think it’s a nice color for the cabin and I’m sure I’ll use it on other things at some point.
Thanks for all the cute comments about Houdini, they were so fun to read and the idea of creating a children’s book about her is a fantastic idea.