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Monday, June 4, 2012

Door Makeover Progress


I've been a busy decorating bee lately. The wallpaper in the bedroom is finally all down and the room is painted! I just want to get the new roman shades up before I reveal the "after" pictures. And I did some painting in the half bath downstairs. More on that later, too.

In the meantime, here's a peek at our freshly painted front door. I chose a greenish-yellow (or is it yellowish-green?) color, Churlish Green from Farrow & Ball. Who picks these names? We don't have a Farrow & Ball paint store out here in Milwaukee, so I had it color matched with Benjamin Moore Aura exterior paint.

Still have to paint the screen door and try a brass darkening solution on that pineapple door knocker. The knocker is original to the house. At first, I thought we'd change it for something that matches our new door hardware, but the pineapple has grown on me.

Here's a shot of what the door looked like last summer. I think the mailman delivered a wet magazine and it got stuck to the door. Not a great look.

Some other changes we've made since this pictures was taken: we changed the door hardware, stained the floors a nice dark color, stripped the pineapple wallpaper, painted the walls a medium grey (Pittsburgh Paints Gray Marble) and painted the banged-up cream trim bright white. Oh yes, and we got a cat. And a dog (not pictured).
Can't wait to get that screen door painted and take a nice shot of the front door from outside.
 
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