Adding Color to My Life, One Door at a Time


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I love color.  You may not always be able to tell by my attire or my home, but I do love color.  I broke free from the "curse of the neutral home" when I painted my kitchen walls terra cotta and the cabinets sunrise yellow and avocado green.

Then again when I scraped off that wall paper in my formal living room, and painted those off white walls shadow green and cooled lava when I turned that space into a craft room.

All summer I was itching for a new paint project; one that wouldn't take forever and a day to finish since if you recall, I was preoccupied with trying to be an organic gardener.  So, one day after work I scooted over to Lowes and made the paint purchase.

Pantone Universe - "Peacock Blue"
Finally, on a Friday afternoon, I began the process of transforming this white door into something that would add a little more pizazz to my super regular house.


You also see that I had some nasty cobwebs to clean off as well!  So, I spent one Saturday washing down the front of my house and spraying for bugs around the windows, door, and the foundation of the house.  Once that was all dry and I had successfully survived running away from some wasps, I could paint my door.


I plan to add a fall wreath on the door when I get a chance.  I have some old cinnamon pinecones that could really stand to be upcycled!

Happy Crafting,


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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful colour! I love the matching mat too, great job Libby!

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  2. Great job!! I like the color it's bright and cherry and plays well with the white! I also like the hardy mums so beautiful!!

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  3. LOVE the color!! And the door mat to match! Great job!!!

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  4. Wow! What a transformation! I love the color you chose. The door mat is a perfect match! I am guessing you are like me not using the front door and letting the cobwebs grow. From time to time I notice something on my front steps (like a phone book) that looks like it has been there for weeks. Cobwebs too!

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  5. Lovely! You have an eye for colors. Now you have to use it more often so you can enjoy your "new" door. ;-)

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  6. You picked a beautiful color Libby! The entire front area will look great for your upcoming guests. :)

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  7. Beautiful! I saw the colour you picked and thought, that is really going to look gorgeous! Your flowers look lovely beside it. P.S. Please forgive my infrequent visits too -- I quite forgot what a handful a baby is lol *hugs*

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  8. Wow, what a big-beautiful difference the new color makes. I love it against your white house. Your door mat and planters are gorgeous too!

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  9. It looks fantastic!!! It is such a beautiful color

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  10. I LOVE it! What a vibrant shot of color! So cheerful and fun!

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  11. I love the color you picked! It makes your entrance pop!!!!! I can imagine how great it will look with the wreath on! (love the mat too! and your flower pot!)

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  12. I looooove that color!! Omg so pretty! Thanks for sharing the link. You have a new follower:)

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