Painted Front Door (Before & After)

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 Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

 Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Have you ever had one of those days where you just do something completely impulsive? I have those days quite often. Especially now that I don't keep any lists anymore. So a few weeks back, I just had one of those days where I could NOT look at the color of my front door anymore.

So I painted it.

When we moved into our house six years ago, we painted the entire thing. It had been kind of a greyish brownish bleahish color before, and the door was salmon pink. You can kind of see it in the listing photos in this story about how we bought the house, although I think the listing agent blocked the door on purpose in the photo!

I couldn't decide on a door color at the time, and a friend suggested matching the leaves of this pretty plant we had in the front garden. So the door became this plum color. Like so:

 Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

I have never liked it, unfortunately, but I hadn't gotten around to changing it. So the other day I just grabbed a can of sample paint I had laying around and painted it:

 Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

I was going for that pretty robin's egg blue door like I made in my digital makeover of the front of the house.

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Digital Makeover Ranch to Cape Cod via cottagemagpie.com

The closest thing I had on hand was the paint I used for my grain-sack table legs, Sherwin Williams' Aloe:

 Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

So, while that paint is greyish green and pretty inside, it's pretty neon blue outside. So I'll keep trying. But for now, I love it soooo much better than the plum:

 Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

 Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

 Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Once I settle on a color, I will have to get the right kind of paint and do a proper job, but for now it's happy and cheerful, and that makes me happy.

 Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Painted Front Door (Before & After) via cottagemagpie.com

Of course, now Mr. Magpie is saying we should paint it red. Ha!

What color is your door?

 ~Angela :-)

~Angela :-)