door, kitchen – painted – Home Depot color matching – IMG_3450 (20110822)

door, kitchen – painted – Home Depot color matching – IMG_3450 (20110822)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
The kitchen/back door. Rarely used. Accidentally painted the storm door shut, and have not not opened it since. Opted not to paint the door itself out of laziness, and the fact that it’s in alright condition other than a permanent stain from ripping kudzu off of it back when the kudzu had gotten under the storm door and grown to the ceiling. Stupid kudzu.

We also opted not to paint the ceiling at the top of this picture — the bottom of our bedroom overhang — because the green paint underneath is actually in excellent condition. That is pretty much the last remaining green on the house other than the west side soffits, which we could not paint due to electrical wires all over.

A few weeks later we dug a trench and added proper drainage to the gutterin this picture.

Anybody need a birdfeeder? They bring birds to us — but they bring far more rats, so they sit empty at our house.

Home Depot’s color-matching skills with Behr paint-with-prime vs Behr paint-without-prime leaves a lot to be desired. A LOT. Our color mis-matching here is what you get when you take the same paint back and ask them to match the existing paint. They, er, uh… don’t. No refunds! a gallon paint-with-primer, a gallon paint-without-primer, tons of brushes, paint thinner, rags, elbow grease — And you get this! Mis-matched color!

But still. This will do. It’s not peeling all over anymore, which is what’s really important. The colors just aren’t going to quite match.

BY THE WAY, see the pipe that comes out of the house on the left, then back into the house by the door? That was part of our house purchase settlement agreement. 12/1998, they had to fix the laundry which had been draining into the back creek for… 58 years. So they simply fed the drain back into the kitchen under the sink. Basically skirted the agreement with minimal expenditure. I’m sure this pipe will break someday… And then *I’ll* let the laundry drain into the creek until the next people by the house. And the cycle continues. Muahahha.

Home Depot color matching, bird feeders, birdfeeders, cinder blocks, gutter, house maintenance, kitchen door, mismatched paint, storm door.
after painting.

back yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

August 22, 2011.

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BACKSTORY: While dealing with Farmers insurance & Progressive/Homesite insurance’s dropping our policy for us having peeling window sill paint (among other things), we had to do a bunch of house repairs. While painting our window sills, we also painted other surfaces that needed painting, such as doors, railings, soffits, stairs, gutters, pipes, and cinder block walls.