Loose ends

When we painted the house two years ago, one thing we completely overlooked was the garage door. I had carefully painted the rest of it but the door itself remained white. It always bothered me that it didn’t match the trim color. I set aside the last good weekend before the temperature dropped to tie up this loose end.


Painting an automatic garage door is always a bit of a trick but this one was so small, it was no problem. I even primed it to make sure it would last.


The color we had used on our trim—Roycroft Vellum—was chosen as a softer stand-in for the stark white you see on so many houses. Because we had used in only for the trim, it was a bit of a surprise to see how butter yellow it was on such a large surface. Still, it was a nice finishing touch and really helped tie the garage into the house.


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