Monday, September 5, 2011

Front steps

About a week ago I painted the last coat on the cement steps...and then I scraped, primed and painted the railings.
For the last four (yes...four) days I have been scraping the gate, newel posts, and fencing. Gives a new meaning to Labor Day weekend, doesn't it. On the good side-- I have met just about everyone in the neighborhood. On the bad side--I can barely move.
The coming rain is a relief because I need a breather before I can even think about painting them.


  1. Would you perhaps be able to tell me what type of paint you used on the cement steps? Lovely house...I'm in the process of completely renovating a house so I can relate. Thanks!

  2. I just went downstairs to take a's called interior/exterior Skid-Not made by Valspar. It has a little bit of a sandy grit to it...and you can have colors mixed, but I don't remember which we used!

  3. Thanks so much for checking on the paint. We have a small set of cement steps I'd like to paint in the future. If you have any interest in checking out our in-process-house renovation in Maine, you can visit my flickr page:

  4. Oh my goodness, what a lot of work you're doing! The house is so cute, I can only imagine what it's going to look like! Wondering if you know about this blog:
    I only thought of it because she's in Marblehead, ME and doing a massive reno on a historic house....I followed her blog for quite awhile while we were working on our own. Misery loves company, I guess... :)Good luck!!!! Send photos when it's done!