Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I have been MIA for the last week or so....I have decided that I have GOT to get a new camera, and am shopping for one now. My photos just do not come out very clear and they just aren't good :( This past weekend, I painted my front door black. It was red and I painted it black, which I do love. However, I got all crazy and painted the sidelights black too....and I am just not sure if I like that or not. One minute I do, the next....not so much. Can you imagine how many coats of white paint it will take to cover BLACK! I do not relish that thought, because, though I paint things all the time. I don't enjoy it! I would rather stand back and tell someone else what a good job they are doing, but that is too pricey, so I paint it myself. However, I am not happy when I am doing it! Afterwards, yes ~ during, no.

I walked out in the front yard Sunday and was just standing there studying the door and all the blackness of it, and my neighbor walked over and we stood and studied it together. She said she loved it, but she is kind. I told my girlfriend Robin at church that I painted the door and sidelights black. She looked at me like I had two heads and said, "the sidelights are black???"
Not a good sign....friends are wonderful...really. So......I am still studying it, for now.

After I finished painting, and I was putting the little suction cup thingy back up on my storm door for my flower bucket thingy, it looked a little crooked, so I reached up there and tried to straighten the little hook up, WITHOUT unsticking it. It broke! Trip to Lowes, could not find a suction cup thingy so I got those little things that you stick on the door and it is supposed to hold until you "remove" it, the 3M things. Came home from work yesterday, laying on the porch! I guess it just decided to "remove" itself. My hubby told me I bought the suction cup hook at Hobby Lobby. I love it that he remembers these things. Went to Hobby Lobby today and got me another one. Flower bucket will be back up on the door by nightfall. I think it will break up all of the "blackness", that and brass house numbers.

I will post photos of the door/sidelight redo and you can tell me what you think. Be honest....gentle, but honest!

Bella Shabby is having a 50th post give away!! If you haven't visited her blog, I encourage you do go there! I really enjoy it!!! You can link to her on my sidebar under "Blog List". She has some beautiful things to give away! I want them all!

I will post again, soon, hopefully with clear photos!!

Have a great day!!

Lou Cinda


  1. Thanks for stopping by today Lou Cinda!
    I can't wait to hear how your camera shopping goes.

    I know what you mean about's not always fun doing it but the end results sure are rewarding!


  2. I think painting the sidelights makes sense. Of course I haven't seen it. My door is black but the sidelights are surrounded by brick. I bet your door hanging will make all the difference.

  3. Well how is the camera hunting going? Have a look at the Panasonic Lumix. It's reasonably priced. I want to see that door!

  4. I'm having all kinds of door painting issues too. We had a painter in to give us an estimate to paint it. Are you ready for this....he wanted $500 to just paint the door. Granted my husband wanted it to look like grained wood, but gezzzzzzzzzzz $500. We are still looking at options.
    Thanks for coming by and entering my give-away and spreading the word. I entered you twice for a chance to win, good luck.

    ox lulu

  6. Hi Lou Cinda! Oh, poor one! I hope you're not stressing too much about painting your side lights! You know, just decorate your door and enjoy your hard work. I'll bet it looks really nice! Thanks for the welcome back!
    Good luck in searching for a new camera!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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