Yellow Door

Lately, my good buddy Chelsea and I have been doing a few pinterest crafts. Unlike our past baking endeavors, our latest adventure included bright yellow paint.  This wasn’t a super efficient Chelsea and Joy project, as some might assume.  But rather, we knocked it out in the most inefficient way possible…intentionally.

It started off as a Skype dream….

Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings on our project

Chelsea and I had decided that we wanted to get together…

I suggested baking.  Or cooking. The usuals.  But this was not to be.  We went straight for the radical.

The front door.

Once Chelsea received the okay from her man Ryan, we set off…We met at Home Depot and picked out the ideal color – Glidden’s “Sunflower.”  But alas, it didn’t come in the right sheen and exterior finish. We got a sample anyway and headed home.

One would logically think that our next step was to paint the door…but we threw logic away last night.  We focused on more important things…like dinner.

So, while Chels and Ryan squared away a few business details, I whipped up some awesomeness in a pan…aka – my famous mac and cheese with peas and carrots added in.

Mac and Cheese:

2 T Butter
2T Flour
Dash of Salt and Pepper
1-1.5 Cups of Milk
1 Cup of cheese (Cheddar preferred, but can be mixed and matched with other cheeses)

Melt the butter in a small saucepan.  Add in the flour, salt and pepper.  Mix in the milk and simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens.  Add in cheese.  Ta da!  It is heaven on your pasta.

We ate this goodness, savored the moment, ate some ice cream, and then carried on with our adventure.  (the inefficiency continues!)

Twenty CaratChelsea had painted a portion of the door, we all approved, and off we went to grab a quart of yellow paint.  Back at Home Depot, we found our paint department friend named Mark, and ordered the Behr equivalent of the earlier paint sample.
Painting the DoorFast forward an hour from that….the painting had begun.  The door was becoming a gorgeous tone of canary yellow.  Coat one was completed.  It was about 9:00pm at this point.  

Then we went outside to paint the garage steps.  That didn’t take too long…but unfortunately, it took the lives of a few stray bugs who decided to invade our space.

11:00 comes around…we are three coats into the paint, and everything is mostly covered.  In a last-ditch effort to reach dry paint perfection, Chelsea went upstairs to grab her tornado fan.  I stood and aimed the fan while we enjoyed the inefficiency of watching paint dry.  Literally.
The door is done!Another coat went on.  I cheered Chelsea on with motivational quotes and phrases which cannot be duplicated on this site, and finally!  The door was complete!

11:30.  Ryan comes down to install the hardware…AND THE DOOR IS DONE!

Yet again, another successful project brought to you by Joy, Chelsea, and Pinterest.  Ta da!

Proof that dreams can become reality…and it doesn’t have to be efficient!

  1. […] lately, I’ve been on an inefficiency kick. If you recall the adventures of the yellow door, you’ll remember that Chelsea and I made it a priority to not be efficient. Honestly, I love […]


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