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).