Thursday, August 13, 2009

Move over Elizabeth Arden

Last Fall we were sprucing up the front of the house for the holiday season, and it became glaringly evident that we needed to repaint the front door.

So off to the store I went to pick out the perfect shade to snazzy up our front door. Red! Definitely red. Here's where the wrinkle in my plan reared it's head. We live in a suburb. Which has a neighborhood association, and I didn't want to wait for color approval. It's just a front door anyway. I mean you could change the color of your front door like you change your nail color right? But our problem was that we wanted a red door and that means primer. Not just any primer, pink primer. So, if I thought I might have trouble with my neighbors when I painted my door red when they see a pink door first they're gonna freak. Hmm, how to get this done without everyone seeing the process. We could errect a tent in front of the front door. No I don't think that will work. Oh, I know I can just wiggle my nose and it'll be done in the blink of an eye. Is that too old school? How about "Reddus Front Doorus." Oh if only. So here's what we did. We painted under cover of darkness with spotlights on the front door in the middle of the night. Yeah, I know crazy, but it looks good doesn't it? I love the red!

That's my front door transformation. I'm adding this to DIY day at A Soft Place to Land and Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.



  1. The red looks great, especially with the glass. Jackie

  2. Love your particular shade of red. Glad your neighbors liked it too! Great blog banner. xo

  3. That looks very nice ... I love red and it really makes the glass pop!

  4. How funny. We live in a historic district with lots of rules and some are just plain dumb. And they only go after some people and not others so we tend to work on the weekends as the city employees dont work then :)
    I love the red...

  5. Oh my goodness, I love the way the color makes those beautiful windows just pop! Are those stained glass? They are just gorgeous.

  6. Lol, that's so funny about painting at night to hide your door. I love how it came out. I painted our front door red a couple months ago and I just love it. Red is so cheerful.


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