Tuesday, March 22, 2011

~Behind My Red Door~

I bet from the title if this post you thought Linda from ~Behind My Red Door~ would be here, but unfortunately that is not the case. I am sure if you are like me, every time you see a red door you think of her.

Over spring break, I decided to paint my red door. It was a very bright red before, and I felt like it clashed with the dining room colors it was opened. I decided that painting it might be a good idea.

This is the before...


...and this is the after.


I decided to paint the door Kiln which is the brownish red trim color that is in the dining room.



The transition is now much more natural and I think the kiln is a more Colonial color than the previous red.



I would love to find some kind of wooden box that I could hang on the door to put a seasonal display in. I guess I have something new to look for. I am really happy with the way the door turned out!



I apologize for all the shadows. The sun was setting when I took the pictures and it created the shadows.

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. As always, I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will continue to come back as often as you can. Please feel free to visit me on facebook. Yesterday Once More now has its own facebook page. I would love it if you would drop by sometime. Never forget, "You never know when you are making a memory", so make every moment count.

All My Best,
~Dan~

26 comments:

Here On Crow Creek said...

Much better:) Very classy! Beautiful!

Never So Simple said...

I love the quote at the end of your blog. It really hit home. I love your door heck I love the whole house inside and out.

Donna

jaxonsgram said...

You are right Dan, I did think of Linda when I read the title of your post! I do like this red better than the first, when you see them together. It's a little more toned down and blends well. I sure wish I had 1/2 of your energy!! Tell me, do you use a paint brush, roller, or spray your paint on? Hope you have had a great day!

COLONY HOMESTEAD said...

I love it! and a door box would be perfect!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

It looks awesome Dan and along with all of the other changes you have made, the front of your home looks so inviting....just wonderful. I love how it has come together!

janet said...

I think the color compliments your home better..I love the color..Great job..Again..

~Judy~ said...

So much better....LOVE IT ALL!

Benita said...

I love the new color Dan ~ I know how you like everything to match : )

Loretta said...

Rich and beautiful. Great choice!

LibbiesHome said...

Love the new color - it's really warm and inviting. I agree that a wooden box hanging on the door would be spectacular. Can't wait to see what you do. :)

ddogood said...

Love that! My front door is also bright red and have wanted to tone it down. It took me so many coats to get the red to look right and now I'm not liking it so much any more. The Kiln color has peaked my interest. Nice Spring project I think.

Donna

priminitupjen said...

I LOVE that color, Dan. You did a great job. Good luck in finding a wooden box.
Jen

lindeelou said...

I LOVE your NEW color...makes it more cozy....Your home if perfecto....

NMK said...

Your front door looks great ! All the nice details you have added to your door & shutters look so nice. My husband & I make neat boxes from re-claimed barn board from the old tobacco barns my son repairs. We could make you a perfect box for your front door !!!! Just give us dimensions & we would Love to make it for you !!!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

LOVE THE DOOR COLOR...VERY SIMILAR TO OURS! SEEMS TO BLEND BETTER WITH NATURE AND ANY KIND OF DECOR YOU PUT ON IT.

P.S. - THE MAILBOX YOU HAVE IN THE SIDEBAR...we have one just like it for our mail - it's so nice and large - I love it.

Karen

Craftyperson said...

Oh I love that color...It looks so much richer...
I've been debating on painting our front door and I think you solved my problem..lol
Thank you so much for sharing..
Have a great day..
Prim hugs,
Trena

Audrey said...

Wonderful, now you can say come behind my REDWARE door!!

It looks like the color my door was but like the Rolling Stones,I see a red door and I want to paint it Black!! lol..

Carmen at Primcats said...

It looks fantastic Dan!
Who doesn't love a red door?

Carmen and the Primcats

Denise's Kountry Patch said...

Love the new color, your home is awesome...love to follow your blog....hugs....Denise

Linda said...

Dan, the door looks great and I have to tell you I have so enjoyed seeing all of your recent paint projects and you new purchases. Don't know if I ever told you but I love all of your area rugs too.
If you ever decide you would like a little vacation in Middle Ohio just let me know. Oh, and I do want you to bring your painting supplies!
Linda

SANDI said...

Love the new color of your door, Dan. Love your house, it is beautiful. I think a wooden door box would add a nice touch to the door.
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I had to laugh when you mentioned painted. I thought you had put the paint brush away for awhile.
Actually honey I am glad you did not because I really love the way this color turned out. I even like the other red but your right this one does more for the look you are after.
Goodness to have your energy for creating a beautiful home what I would give to have half of it. lol
Have a wonderful week
Love
Maggie

Sandy said...

It looks awesome Dan! You are such a busy person, do you ever stop? LOL

Pam said...

What, no more black paint left in the state? I really do like that color. It does look more prim than the bright red. Can't wait to see your door box.

Janice said...

Dan,
The door looks so nice. The red before was lovely, but you are right, the Kiln just fits in so nicely with your colonial look.

I used to have white rockers on my porch, too, but I got tired of them one day and painted mine. I like the look of the white, but if you ever want a change, I can invision the rockers black, or even red!

I thought of you tonight because I picked up two more gallons of the Kiln for my basement. Gettig ready to paint trim and doors. I've been so busy I haven't posted anymore pics, but my goal is to post more soon. : )
Take Care,
Janice

ohiofarmgirl said...

It looks great...what a great way to start spring!


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