Yellow Door Greetings

yellow door welcomes me home

This week, I painted my front door yellow.

And not just yellow.

More like a screaming-bright canary yellow.

My wonderful neighbors have lovely powder blue, royal blue, and hunter green colored doors. And now, our front door is an all out, non-stop yellow—the kind of yellow that bursts with vibrance and commands attention, even if for a fleeting, drive-by moment.

I’m truly loving our front door yellow. Its beaming radiance makes me smile.

While the front door is now painted, it would greatly benefit from new hardware. And there’s still so much more to paint, including the fence and various other exterior details.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day.

And neither will 331 W. Colonial Highway, so I definitely have to pace myself.

But the weather’s getting colder so any more outdoor painting planned really should be done by or before November. Otherwise, I’ll have to postpone all painting progress until warmer weather next spring.

Restoring our 1890 historic home has been an adventure.

It’s also been expensive 🙂 I definitely have to be selective about which restoration projects get more attention than others.

Overall, it’s been quite the restoration journey and I’m excited about all the progress we’ve made since moving in this past summer.

More to come.

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson


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