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.


Anonymous said…
Your new front door is very welcoming. The transformation from that before and after shot is amazing and shows you have been very busy.
Vanessa said…
thanks! it's not exactly easy painting your front door with a puppy and cat trying to escape, not to mention 2 kids asking, "can I touch the door?" but it was worth the effort : )
Haus and Home said…
Wow it looks great! I remember you were debating on colors, so love the Churlish color! :)
Vanessa said…
thanks! for some reason i never considered this color until about 2 hours before painting.

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