If you think this post is about Jim Morrison, well, rock on.
If you know me at all, you will know that I was homeschooled so I had no idea that there was even a band named The Doors till vintage t-shirts came out at Target…and Mr. Mojo Risin is not really what we talk about here…we chat about the other kind of doors. like the ones that are colored like dried mud. basically my exterior doors would fit right in with nomadic mud huts. In which case, I would need a wardrobe change and some febreeze…because mud huts are sometimes a mixture of mud and poop. Talk about tossing that whole five-second rule right out the window!
Anyhoo…here are a couple of our exterior doors that lead out to the back patio:
and these lead from our work room out to the back yard too. My mom is wiping them down for me…I know…I’m one lucky gal to have her around…
Okay – a little Glidden exterior paint (colormatched to Martha Stewart’s Wet Seal) later, we have dark gray doors….
It only took a couple coats – which went on really easily. And then we ran out and picked up three sets of these:
Although these sets can be pricey, they are well worth it to us because we have 13 exterior doors. And since these Kwikset locks can be set to use only one key, this means that we don’t have to shell out extra bones to get all our locks retooled to fit a single key…or develop the massive forearm muscles it would take to carry around a dozen extra keys 🙂
And yes, I did install the locks all by myself thankyouverymuch. So if a bonehead like me can, so can you.
The lights still need ‘sprucing’. The one by the workroom isn’t so bad – I think I might just spray it black to look more expensive. And the one between the patio doors needs a full overhaul…as in, I’m gonna fully haul that sucker to the trash. Have any suggestions for a replacement?
So that’s just one of the recent outdoor updates I need to share. There’s more. There’s a lot More-rison. And that, my friends, is called full circle.