It’s been a whirlwind summer and fall including trips to Peru and Alabama, lots of things going on for work and multiple stints of hosting visitors/Tiny House helpers! Now it’s time to get you in the loop with what’s been happening.
I want to start with my absolute favorite part of the house… the door. In my last post you saw how my incredible dad crafted this bombproof beauty from scratch using only his imagination, a handful of boards, his favorite biscuit-jointer tool and as far as I can tell, probably some unicorn souls too (it’s that magical).
Here’s where we left off:
It was now time to put on the finishing touches-a splash of color to seal and finish the door. For the exterior side I chose a color that seemed perfect to me, a shade of “welcome home” green called Banana Leaf:
As I brushed on the first stroke of paint I wondered if the color was too eye-piercing. Josh pointed out that my color choice might have been subconsciously influenced by my Ryobi power tools which are exactly the same shade of green… ha ha:
Maybe! At any rate, thanks to Josh and Adam for their assistance painting!
After painting the exterior and edges of the door, it was time to finish the interior side using a clear polyurethane seal. I wanted to see the natural wood grain color showing through from the inside of the house.
For this important step we needed to bring in some reinforcements… cue a visit from my oldest and best friend, the one and only Meg O’Brien who road-tripped all the way from Minneapolis!
We were also joined by Dylan who helped with this step.
After letting the three coats of clear seal dry, we were ready to hang the door!
It was pretty exciting to see the portal to the Tiny House snugly in place. Naturally, the occasion called for a ridiculous photo shoot. Enjoy!