A few weeks ago, I tweeted this photo.
My beloved green door had to go. I loved it, my readers loved it. But I was tired of it. I wanted something different. Especially since I'd been freshening up the porch (more to come on that another day).
I had an idea what color I wanted but hesitated to buy yet another can of paint to put on the shelf with dozens of other half full cans. I went through those said cans and discovered that the paint I used for my peacock colored cabinet was interior/exterior. I loved it on the cabinet so why not on the door? So off I went with my paint brush...
I won't go so far to say that I hated it.. but I didn't like it at all. The problem was the lack of contrast between the door and the trim. It felt to dark and imposing. I left it for a while thinking it would grow on me and while I disliked it slightly less, I still wasn't sold on it.
I then decided to go with my original plan. A couple of years ago, I saved this photo of Caitlin Creer's adorable home. I loved the dark grey siding paired with the blue grey door.
While my home is white, the trim is grey and I thought it could work. She listed the color as Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky. Off I went to the paint store thinking this time, I've got it right!
Hmmm... not so much.
It really didn't turn out like I expected. It's less blue grey and more... garage floor grey? I was frustrated. Aren't I supposed to be good at this stuff? But truly, at this point I really didn't want to repaint it. So I decided that I would leave it for the winter and revisit in the Spring.
I needed a temporary solution. Dress it up with some Fall mums and pumpkins! I was feeling a little bit better about it after a trip to the garden center. Did I ever mention that I love Fall?
Ahhh.. much better! I can look beyond the door for a little while. Soon enough it will be covered in snow!
Except, then I noticed this.
Seriously? You're killing me here! And there are more than one. Honestly, I just hope it doesn't get worse.
Feel sorry for me yet? The joys of DIY:)
Have a great week everyone!