Back to Black
Spoiler: I’m at the beach.
Sooo my version of red white and blue is a cold red coke can, white creamy sunscreen and blue blue blue waves tickling the toes of my little guys. Yup. No Independence day crafts this year…which is kinda really nice because sometimes you just want to relax on a holiday weekend. canigetanamen?!
While I am soaking up the rays (aka cursing at the storm clouds), I thought I would share yet another step on our front door journey. As you may remember, the front doors started off a brown color with our mud colored trim.
Then I painted them a lovely color of red….ironically called Front Door Red. #nameforthewin
I actually really liked the color. I felt like it popped much better and let’s just face it…anything was better than the poop color.
Here is what it looked like with terrible lighting….and all that mud colored trim really needed to go.
Well, don’t ya know that when we started the whole house painting journey, that the doors started to look a little TOO much for me.
Then one of the painters told me in broken English that he really liked the new trim color but the red front doors were “in your face”. He was so right.
So literally while they were still in the middle of painting, I got out some Glidden interior/exterior paint in Martha Stewart’s Onyx and starting with the mini makeover.
I get high gloss for front doors because I like a shiny door…especially since Georgia dust and pollen tend to dull everything up just a smidge.
HUGE difference, right?!
Now I just need a little more color for the front. I’m thinking some pretty pillows on the wicker chairs and maybe some more colorful flowers in the planters and even some hanging plants.
It’s amazing how small things like two coats of paint on front doors can help make things look really polished and cohesive. So yeah…consider me officially on the ‘black door trend train’ Choo choo.
So what are y’all doing for the holiday? Anyone painting front doors? Or jumping at the chance to redo something when the pros say it needs to go?
Happy 4th y’all!