Thursday, January 19, 2017

Warmer Days Mean It's Time For Painting!

Hello friends!

We live in a community with an HOA, so we put in an ARC request to change the color of our front door back in October. We received the ok in November, but by then it was too cold  to paint outside. I like to paint when the temp is between 55 and 85 degrees and the humidity isn't too high, so I was resigned to the fact that this project wasn't going to get done until Spring.

Or so I thought!...

The weather was calling for a couple of 70+ degree days, so I got out the paint I purchased a few months ago and got to it. I took off the door handle and the wreath  hook and gave the door a good sanding.

The door was a rusty brown or brownish rust (haha) that I didn't like the minute I laid eyes on it. Whatever color it was, it really limited the wreaths I could put on the door. I had a green basket that looked great on the black door at our last house, but looked hideous on this door.





The color is Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore, but I had Home Depot color it in the Behr Marquee line.

Here's the before again:


And the after:


I'm not sure if I should paint the transom and sidelights white, leaving the frame around them the taupe color. What do you think? I'd love to know your thoughts.

Hope you have a great day!

Pam

3 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful! It looks almost black in the first picture but in the other's it has a blue cast to it. Your idea for the trim sounds like a good move to me.

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