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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Front door facelift!

My front door needed a new look.  I searched and searched the internet for front door ideas.  I drove around neighborhoods to look at front doors on other homes.  I had a twenty five dollar budget.....about all I could afford was paint!  The clerk at Sherwin Williams helped me play around with paint cards for 45 minutes.  We had numerous combinations of brick, white trim, southern green shutters, and a new contrasting color for the door laid out.  I kept going back to a sunflower yellow (thats the one I kept going back to on internet images as well).  I bought a quart of yellow paint, and a spray can of dark oil bronzed Rustoleum.

The wood storm door had been dark green like the shutters.  The side lights had been white.  The actual front door was and still is dark green.  I removed all the brass hardware and sprayed them with the Rustoleum.

 I could not find another door in my neighborhood that was not white, black, green, or red.

Posting to Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

We pulled out the 40 year old box woods last year and planted azaleas.  They're small but growing!  

I am pleased!  I can't wait to see it with mums and pumpkins in October!

It took me several days to finish the painting.  It was so hot and humid that I could only get out early in the mornings and after supper.  The humidity made the paint dry incredibly slow! 

I need to prune that branch off the River Birch.  It is so dry here that the leaves are falling off it as fast as I can sweep them off my front stoop.  Nothing blooming in the yard except crepe myrtles.

What do you think?  Was I crazy going with the yellow?


  1. It is stunning and does so much for the curb appeal of your home! Pinning this to my pinterest account.
    The Vintique Object

  2. It looks fabulous. Great color. Your home really does have wonderful curb appeal. Hugs, Marty

  3. What is the shade of yellow used here?

  4. Can you please tell me where you found your storm door? I am on the hunt for something other than the standard Andersen doors that are EVERYWHERE!!