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18 October 2011

Red Door {not the perfume}

We did something brave a few weeks ago. Actually, my husband did the painting {as usual!} and I instigated the project and bought the paint. That's typically how it goes around here. Brett is my hero-painter and I love him for it. Well, I love him for that and a million other things. Remember when he rescued August? He's such a good man.

I originally found my inspiration on Pinterest. Aren't these red doors fabulous?
{1, 2, 3 via Pinterest}

Believe it or not, this is the only 'before' picture I could find! That's baby Maren with her Gigi when we were first looking at this house. The color we chose is Caliente by Benjamin Moore. It was a recent Pottery Barn color and it really was the perfect red for our door. {Thanks, Mom, for suggesting it!}

Here's our shiny, red door. I love how unexpected it is in this space. I also love the cheerful pop of color it adds to the front rooms in the house. You can actually see the door from the family room and kitchen area, too.



Ah! Please excuse the crooked shade on our dining room light. We really don't like this light. I think it's too small, and those shades are always crooked. I've thought about painting it, but I'm not sure what color. Suggestions are welcome. Please...share your 'bright' ideas. {Sorry...couldn't help myself!}

Have you painted any interior doors in your home an interesting color? If you've thought about it, I say go for it! And let me know if you do...I'd love to see!

Linking up here this week:

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18 comments:

  1. Your door looks great! I always had a red door growing up- I think it makes a house look welcoming.

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  2. That's a beautiful red color. Did you paint the outside side of the door too?

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  3. I love a red door. Love that you did it inside. Never have thought of that. Adds a pop!

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  4. Love the red door! I also love the layout of your front room. :)

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  5. loving the red door! it looks wonderful!

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  6. oh my gosh, I LOVE THIS. I'm thinking a yellow interior door............

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  7. Looks great!

    Becky
    http://bucketofbuttons.blogspot.com

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  8. Love it! I just painted my door a light, beachy blue. It is perfect for our country/cottage decor.

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  9. I love the red against your wall color. Very nice.


    Lexi
    http://cupcakedaydreamer.blogspot.com/

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  10. I LOVE the red! Totally changes the look of your space. I like your idea of painting your chandy too. You have some great colors in there - what if you painted it that great blue like your bench?

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  11. Thanks for linking up Kate! I'll be featuring your red door tomorrow. ;) xo

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  12. Wow! I have my front door painted red on the outside but never thought to have that lovely color on the INSIDE! I am so doing this... no joke. It looks great!

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  13. Congratulations to Brett for such an amazing job! Your door is stunning! The color looks pretty close to your photo-inspiration. What’s good about the color is that it gives the house some texture, and it breaks the monotony of your beige wall.

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  14. I definitely agree with Gabrielle. Your door looks amazing! The color really pops, and it pretty much stands out in the room. All thanks to your mom for the paint color suggestion, your door definitely comes close to your Pinterest insipiration!

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  15. I love it too! In the process of painting the living room, dining room, kitchen right now.....door paint comes next....thinking Red is the way to go!

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