Friday, November 10, 2017

The Cottage: A Front Door Makeover

I've been waiting to have my front door painted for a few months. Every weekend, my dear husband would promise he'd have plenty of time to get to it, and every weekend the job got pushed aside. Too rainy, too cold, too busy planting in the garden.

This week, I finally decided "Why wait? I'm painting that front door myself."

After all, who has more experience painting doors than me? At the Illinois house, I painted the front doors three times!

I popped in to my local Ace Hardware and bought a quart of Benjamin Moore Waterbury Green, along with some painters tape. The weather was not too terribly cold (upper forties), and I figured because this was on a covered porch, it would be protected.

I painted the door and sidelights, leaving the trim and the storm door for another day.

I love how this greenish blue complements the red brick and tan exterior. It also looks great with the existing elements, like the door mat and the porch rocker pillows.

This will be a great color for all seasons. And look at how that wreath just pops against the green! LOVE it!

It also makes me happy to see this burst of color in an otherwise neutral foyer.

Good news! Miss Jemma approves!

The front entryway used to look sad and neglected. Between the overgrown barberry bushes and the pukey taupe door, it really looked uninviting. But now, thanks to new landscaping and a bright and cheery door color, the house is warm and welcoming, just in time for the holiday season.

Blessings on your Friday, cafe friends!


  1. Very pretty! Love the color you and Jemma chose! Your yard looks beautiful. Still hoping for some of those beautiful spring creeping phlox to cascade down your garden hill! ;) M.L.

  2. That is beautiful! What did your husband say? He was probably grateful that you went ahead and took on the task!