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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another Red Front Door

It's becoming a family joke that I've always lived in a house with a red front door.  According to the websites, red is supposed to represent warmth and vitality.  Not a bad first impression for a home eh?

When we recently moved, this was the front door color.

I wonder what brown says about a home?

After debating on just the right shade a cheerful red, I had Hill remove the door hardware, and I got to work with the sander.

I used 150 grit sandpaper to remove any bumps or uneven places in the current paint.  We discovered that the brown door had formerly been blue.

I then coated the door primer and allowed it to dry for a couple of hours.

Then it was time to go red!

I love this cheerful pop of color when we come up our drive!  

And a few rosettes and vintage buttons made for a quick and cheerful wreath to complete the look.

What does your front door color say about you?  

Happy Crafty!


  1. That red looks great with the stone! Nice choice.

    Mine says, "The neighbors told us the previous owners installed this door with a central stained glass panel. The neighbors also told us that the previous owners said they spent $4,000 on the door." Frankly, who tells their neighbors they spent four large on a door? It's as unspeakably tacky as some of their other decorating decisions! ;)

  2. That's a great shade of red! Super bright and it pops! My front door is a dark shade of pink...I wonder what it says about me?