Ours was begging for retirement….it has welcomed so many memories and friends over the years, but poor thing was worn out:
I ended up going with blue. There’s just something about a blue door that seems so stately yet so inviting and cheery!
A quick trip to Home Depot and they color matched a favorite BM color of mine: Stratton Blue (HC-142) with Behr Ultra Exterior.
LOVE this color. It’s similar to the 2012 color of the year: BM Wythe Blue, but just a tad darker.
So at 8:30 one night, I began painting. Things like this always go unplanned at our house! But, for some reason, I couldn’t paint the front door just yet. I need to sit with the weathered wood look for a while to see if it can stay as is. I know it’s completely untraditional and even unfinished looking, but I love the weathered and rustic charm of it. I’ve got to get more gumption before I paint that one. What do you guys think? Paint or leave her be?
But don’t you worry, I got to put my color to good use. I started with our kitchen door.
Here it is before paint but AFTER a good sanding. It had LOADS of poly on it!
A few hours later and. . . we’ve got color: