Monday, April 11, 2011

My Front Door

I've been threatening to paint my front door for a while and this weekend, I finally did it.  Well, I didn't do it myself -- my mama was in town and knocked it out for me.  Isn't she amazing?  After much thought and wavering, I decided on a turquoise blue. The color turned out a lot (a LOT) brighter than it appeared in the can.  I may tone it down a bit in the future, but for now - I like it.  Its very inviting and cheery and as my husband said, "I feel happy so walking up to the door!"




Of course, once the door was painted, it made the rest of my home's dirty facade look tired and a little clash-y.  So the blue chairs and the dirty shutters got a face lift too.  A few cans of spray paint and a high pressure wash for the brick and shutters was all that it needed.




...and here's the whole she-bang.



And just for some added cute factor, here's a snap shot of the boys 
sitting on the front stoop, with some help from my mama.

 


The house looked so inviting that even the crazy coot-duck-beasts 
that inhabit the pond across the street from came over for a visit.



P.S.  I thought I was stepping out - you know, striking out on my own with this unique paint color.   However, my father pointed out that I've just painted my door the same shade as his front door.  Click HERE to see the front of his place.   He's right - its exactly the same.  Maybe this color is like embedded code in my DNA.

29 comments:

Hani said...

I love it! It reminds me of the Mediterranean!

John Lambie said...

Where have I seen a front door color similar to this?? Hum?

anita said...

Love it!
My front door is a similar color -- so true, it makes me happy when I see it.

abode love said...

I LOOOOVE this blue door! It's such a fresh and young look! Also love the chair makeover.... it still amazes me what a little paint can do!

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Tereza Anton said...

I love the color that you choose at last for your door. Beautiful front porch.

Lisa Fergus said...

It turned out great!!! Love the chairs too!

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Tammy said...

I love the color!!! It's gives the front a fresh spring time look :)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Love the look of the whole porch- perfect for spring and so inviting!

burlap+blue said...

I LOVE it! So pretty and fresh-what a gorgeous color! xo

white collar | green soul said...

Pure awesomeness. I think the blue goes great with the brick colour.

Mary said...

Great curb appeal!!! It all looks fantastic! :)

Abbie said...

So pretty and so Sarah. :)

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I'm loving the facelift! (c: There really isn't anything like a fun front door to make a house just look so welcoming! And the little sitting area looks perfect...

P.S. *LOVE* the crazy-coot ducks comment, so hilarious...we have a pond close by that has one of those! (c: You know you did well when they will come to visit! hehe

inacrumbling said...

beautiful!

Miranda said...

Gorgeous blue! A nice face-lift. Is your Dad's home in Ireland, by any chance? The photo reminds me of the lovely Irish streets and homes.

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Miranda, you're close! My dad's home is in Northern Scotland!

Brandi said...

So funny you copied your dad! I love the color!

LiveLikeYou said...

Looks fantastic!! Don't you feel so happy coming home to that cheerful door? Sending blessings to sweet little Charlie.

Cathy said...

Last spring, inspired by the blue doors of Paris, I painted the side door to my garage this very same color. A year later, I still love it.

Chimmy said...

What a great transformation, just in time for Spring! I love the color and that you changed the chairs too!

Lovely!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Sarah- Love the new blue color! I may have to paint my door, too!

Loretta

Candie Rossler said...

Changing the door's paint once in a while is a good idea. I love how you chose turquoise blue. It may be a bit bright but it surely fits your house. The color of your chairs matches the house perfectly.

upvc windows northern ireland said...

Its a happy door.. your husband was right when he said it. The color is so refreshing to the eye and indeed you'll feel happy.

Meera @ firstsense said...

Fabulous, cheery and just gorgeous! I love it!! (I never need any convincing about turquoise.)

Jennifer from Meals, Squared said...

Hi there,
Your door is beautiful! Is it the Farrow and Ball Blueground you mention your other post?
Thanks!
Jennifer

Sarah Greenman said...

No, the blue color was a mistake paint from Home Depot. I have no idea what the color was. Thanks for your question, though!

Anonymous said...

hi!! Is this door steel?? if so, what kind of paint did you use on it?? it looks very nice...

Sarah Greenman said...

Nope. It's solid oak.

Anonymous said...

Love love love this door, I have the same brick and right now it is is a beautiful shade of dark purple ~ I love turquoise and wanted to paint it that colour and now seeing it with this brick makes me want to do it more...will wait for spring will give me time to search for the perfect shade of turquoise! Gorgeous!