#2,335 Fresh Paint.
by Erin Napier
The last time we painted the front porch was 2012 when we bought our house and I didn’t love the first try–it was too light and not a great choice for muddy footsteps. The next day we got a can of Roycroft Brass from Sherwin Williams and it was the jackpot of porch floor colors. Complimented the wall color, disguised pollen and footsteps. I was in love!
It’s finally started to chip around the front steps and there was no time like the present to give it a fresh coat with the just-washed surface to work from. It only took an hour to touch up all the white trim around the porch and give the floor a fresh coat of Roycroft Brass oil enamel…
And now we wait until tomorrow for it to cure before we can set foot on it. It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do to make an old house feel like a spring chicken.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!