So, this is why I've been in a bit of a DIY slump. I have officially started painting my french doors. I actually started them awhile ago - just to test it out and see what I was dealing with (I had to actually think about my strategy and how I was going to deal with the issues below). But, I had been avoiding doing this project and figured that I just needed to finally dive in and just get on it already.
But here is just a taste of what I'm dealing with and why I was avoiding this project.
And the latches on the sidelites look like this...
And!!, the hinges?!
I didn't even get to the edges of the doors yet. I don't even know if I'm going to attempt that (I'll have to snap a picture later). The edges of the sidelites include the hardware for the latch & locking mechanism and the french doors also include the hardware for the locking latches also.
So, these are my issues with painting the french doors and why I've been lagging. Since the holiday season has just begun, I will probably have to take a break to work on some Christmas gifts, but the doors - they will get done. I am determined! Oh, and did I mention that I still have a brand new front door that needs to be painted too? (save me)