Friday, October 26, 2012

Hello Gorgeous!

Pin It Say goodbye to boring, brass, and brown.  Say helloooo gorgeous!  This front door/entryway has been about a week long process, but feels much longer....
 
 
I started by painting the columns (while Miss L napped one afternoon) and the door's trim with Dutch Boy's "Ashen".  It's an exterior primer/paint in one, and I was pretty impressed with the coverage.  It took one good all over coat, then one more touch up here and there.

The old icky brassy windowswere replaced with simple glass inserts.  We went to Home Depot (which is where the door was purchased) with window measurements in hand and ordered replacement glass inserts.  The total cost for all three window inserts was just $100!  They came with new trim and hardware to install them. This is way cheaper than ordering a new door (trust me, I checked).

The door color is Dutch Boy's "Frosty Glade".  It is the same primer/paint that I used on the colums and trim.  It took two tries to get the right shade of blue.  I actually had them darken "Frosty Glade" with a few more drops of pigment. (Yes, they'll do that!)

 
I found the large galvinized bucket at Marshall's yesterday for $10!  Score!  The bucket on the chair is actually a cheap plastic flower pot that I spray painted with Krylon's "Brushed Nickel".  The other accessories were found for free in my basement! :)  I threw in the wellies just to be cute.

It feels so much better to have this nice entryway!  I keep going out and staring at my door.  I'm pretty sure that my neighbors think I'm crazy awesome!

Not bad, considering this is where I started:

We've come a long way!
 
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17 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this color!! Gorgeous, welcoming home.

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  2. Thanks Nicole! It's a definite improvement! :)

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  3. Your door looks great! This is something I REALLY need to work on myself!

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  4. Wow! It looks beautiful! You did an amazing job painting as well as the Fall decor. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-22.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  5. The wellies are cute! Your door looks amazing! Love the color :)

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  6. I love the color on the door. What a perfect robins egg blue, now I want my front door that color as well ;)

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  7. That door is beautiful. I have an insane urge to paint our door blue now. Except I don't think our landlords would approve, haha :) But when I get my own house, for real, I just might have to copy you on this. It's gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Paint the door now, ask the landlord later! :)

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  8. Love the color! You can't go wrong with a pale aqua and bright yellow. :) I love bright yellow. :)

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  9. Wow that turned out amazing!! And I LOVE the color. It is my favorite and I can tell it is one of yours too :)

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  10. I love your new door - my front door shade is very similar! And I had no idea you could replace the glass! I've been dying to get rid of my brass insert glass - was it very expensive?

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  11. Wow! It looks amazing! What a huge difference it makes and you picked one of my favorite colors! Love it!!

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  12. It turned out so beautiful! Great work! I found you through the Paint It Party. ;)

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  13. The colour is really great. It gives the house a beachy look!

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  14. You go girl! I think it looks amazing! I love the pop of color!

    blessings,
    karianne

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