Sunday, January 6, 2013

The red door project

Since both myself & Lauren are living in new houses, we're constantly talking about projects we want to do.  We both said we wanted to have a red front door, so when Lauren messaged me this week & asked me if I wanted to do our doors together this weekend, I said yes!  Apparently in most every culture a red door means "welcome."    In Ireland red doors are believed to ward off ghosts or evil spirits & in Scotland it signifies a paid off mortgage.  In general, the bright pop of color is thought to attract positive energy.  But, I just happen to like it!

We met at the paint store Saturday morning & got to work right away.  You cannot believe just how much work those two innocent looking doors were!  It was probably because of the sheen & the previously deep, dark color but those suckers literally took about seven coats of paint!

We did a few coats on my doors & got to a point where the paint just needed a few hours to dry, so we hopped in the car & did Lauren's door.  Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of her before & after results but I know she'll be blogging about it too.

Her doors were SO much easier!  It got to a point last night where it was getting too dark to continue so I had to paint before & after church today.  I was hoping to have it done in one day, but no such luck!  There were a couple of moments during this project where I thought I would seriously never finish!

I positively love the results though & it's so bright & cheerful.  It'll be a great color for the holidays too.  The only thing left to do is get a couple of cute wreaths & a fresh new door mat and I'm set!

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  1. LOVE! What a change! It looks so fresh and new. I didn't get around to doing the finishing coat on mine today, but I think I'll wrap it up tomorrow. Before and afters of mine coming soon!

  2. Our door can definitely use a new coat of paint! It's hard to believe that we have been in this house for 8 years this March... There are a few things on the list to do to spruce this place up! Thanks for the motivation. :)

  3. Coating your front door with a shade that is quite contrasting with the previous one is a good idea. You may not be sure of the outcome, but taking a new color is really worth trying. If you want your door to be dashing, try being bold with your choice of colors.

  4. Doing seven coats of paint on your door is what I consider an effort! If you really want to achieve something, there's no stopping you from doing what you want. All your efforts paid off. You now have a vibrant red door, ready to welcome your guests.

    --Roosevelt Franklin @ ClearChoiceWin

  5. I found your blog while looking for color ideas for my front doors. I love what you did! What brand and color of paint did you use? Also, did you prime them? Thank you so much!