But don’t worry, you won’t find a ditzy blonde in skin-tight jeans living with another girl and a guy named Jack at this house. Katy told me I had to use that title when I wrote a post about my new front door and what can I say, I’m a rule follower. So come on in and take a look.
Since we moved in, Brad wanted to switch out the old front door because he didn’t like it having glass. Too easy for the boogeyman to break into, apparently. Whatever floats your boat, honey. So he installed a new solid wood door, with the help of my Dad, and then I had the duty of painting it. I like to paint, so no biggie, except for the decision of picking the color. My first instinct was to paint it black, but there was a problem. The outside of the house is all brown and cream tones so I felt like black would clash and be too drab. I wanted something more fun and modern. But since both sides of the door needed paint, the color had to look good on the inside of the house, too. As I stood and looked at the naked door while scratching my head in deep thought, I remembered a blog post from Young House Love where they painted their front door yellow. You can read about it here. I had a color picked, so the hard part was over, right? Um, no. There are like 14 thousand shades of yellow. So like with any stressful situation or problem in my life, I turned to clothes.
Yep, I got my color inspiration from a yellow shirt and then went to Lowe’s for some paint samples. No lie, I brought home about 30 swatches and then narrowed it down to this.
And then made sure it would coordinate with the outside of the house.
Shout out to my hubby for making those beautiful shutters all by himself! He’s a stud, I tell ya. So the door is hung, the paint color is picked, supplies are bought….Let’s Go!
I must admit, I was nervous about this. It’s not that I’m afraid of color, it’s just that I’m such a black and white kinda girl and I wanted this to look cool and be my style at the same time. Ultimately I decided that it was just paint and it could be covered up with another color. So I went for it.
It is pure coincidance that I’m wearing a yellow shirt as I paint with the same color. I hardly ever wear yellow, too, so that’s really weird. Anyways, it took a few coats due to the raw wood soaking in a lot of paint. This wasn’t a quick project, but the work paid off and I love how it turned out!
It looks good from all angles, whew! I took a picture from far back to show you the new hard woods, the new carpet, and the old brass light fixture that I spray painted black.
The house is coming together and just like McDonald’s, I’m lovin’ it!!