Especially since the weather seems to have finally decided it is, indeed, Spring. And we have approximately 7.4 seconds until it becomes the unbearable oppressiveness that is Summer, so we have to get it in as much as possible while still doing a good job of it.
There was a lot of division of labor, with Kyle taking on one project and I a couple of others while the kids played with their new (P)Easter garden gloves in the raised bed, occasionally putting them on to "help" with the stuff the grownups were doing.
Anyway. So remember last summer, when I shared a little nugget of wonder discovered in the ghettohood?
Beautiful, right? It was outside of a restored church, just waiting to be loved for what it is -- a paint-coated 100+ year old solid wood door. I mean sure, it's seen better days, but doors like this at salvage places go for a pretty penny.
One person's trash, yada yada.
Anyway, I started a project with this door, plus two from my own home (for whom doorways no longer exist and of course, each door is slightly different in size in my house so no doors are "swappable" if need be, ugh), plus another one I found not a week later just a little ways up the street, and a can of paint in the basement from the first incarnation of the front door.
So, please to remember, I started this with five-year-old paint a year ago, so super long before Radiant Orchid was Pantone's Color of The Year and therefore a thing.
I teased it on Instagram while I was working on it:
It isn't finished yet -- I have designs on making a small canopy for it, plus it needs a couple more hinges for support and some stakes to really keep it in the ground -- not to mention making the ground around it into a rock garden and another coat of paint after spending all winter outside on the side of the house (the same goes for the bench) -- but now I have a unique, almost completely free little gypsy nook to sit in and watch my kids play in the backyard.
I'm pretty proud of it thus far, and I kind of can't wait to take some family photos with it hopefully soon.
I hope you all had a great weekend!