Monday, September 5, 2011

Shabby Door

I started a tradition of painting my door with the seasons last summer. I think it started out as just an ugly wooden door. Then I moved on to a bright orange for the summer (this was before I began taking before and afters of every minuscule change in my home. Thank you blogland. So no pic). And then I chose a REALLY beautiful plum color for fall. I mean, I loved it. So that is where the tradition ended due to my stubborn attachment to the aforementioned hue. Well with the ushering in of fall, my creativity was finally reignited...I give you my shabby door---

Oh man. I don't know if I'll really be able to start the tradition up again :\  I love this door!

So just so you have a frame of reference... BEFORE:


And again with my pretty fall wreath. (tutorial coming soon!)

Do any of you recognize the color? Remember Mustard Mishap? This is the product of that color choice...only I still added a ton of brown. Now I really love the color:) 

As I was painting, I decided that it would be really fun to do some distressing. I'm so happy with how it turned out! I just ordered a little detail sander on ebay two nights ago, so I ended up having to sand by hand (took forever). But now you can see a little of the plum through the yellow...

Oh! And I found this little number at the B (local thrift store) for $2, and Robin oh-so-kindly installed it for me.

Goodness I love you doorknob.

Thus ends my Sunday motivation. 

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  1. That is such a cute idea! I love the color as well. I would totally borrow the tradition if I didn't live in a condo where all the doors are the same boring color. Thanks for stopping by and following. I am following you too. I love that song as well (haha obviously).
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  2. Your door looks great. Love the color, and the distressing.

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