Tuesday, July 3, 2012

First Change at the Farmhouse

*First off - My blogging pal Aly is cleaning out her closet of some designer duds, so you should hop on over to her sale page if you are in the market for some seriously nice stuff, from designer jeans to Coach bags.  Reminds me of looting my big sisters closet back in high school!
We spent the last two days getting some things in order at the farmhouse, and boy-oh-boy is there ever a lot to do.  It was kind of overwhelming to realize that we have a LOT of work to do before it is where we would like to call home.  But it is doable, and it will be a nice memory making place (I hope).  I took pictures to do a proper tour later this week, but for now I wanted to show you our very first change. 

I felt like a good place to start is the very first thing you see.  The front door.  Here is what it looked like...

...it's not bad, but in person you can see that whoever painted it the first time did a REALLY sloppy job, so the door didn't make a great first impression.  I was originally going to just paint a new coat of black onto it, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was important to me that our door kind of welcome us home every time we see it.  I toyed with the idea of being a little outrageous and painting it orange, but Matt vetoed that REAL quick.  He said it would be too Halloween-y.  He was right, so I toned it down a bit.
I went with green because it felt fresh and welcoming, plus it (to me) says 'don't take us too seriously, because we don't!"  It took a coat of primer, and two coats of paint, but I love the look of the front door.
See the previous painters black paint dribbled all over the threshold and the handle? Sloppy I tell ya!
Next up - power washing that siding.  Yowch.
I love the little bit of personality it brings to an otherwise gray and black house!


  1. Looks great! Thanks for the link!!

  2. It looks nice with the gray! I just did ours bright yellow :)

    1. nice!! I did our lamps bright yellow so Matt said that color was out!

  3. What a pretty shade of green! It looks so fresh and inviting. Great choice:)


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