Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another Door Makeover

Summer is almost over.. and you know what that means.. no not back to back to school - Fall projects! Like most of you, I like to slow it down during the summer and just enjoy it. Now with Fall right around the corner my mind is going crazy with all the ideas I would like to start (and hopefully finish) during the Fall. One of those projects is a remaking over my front door/entry. Last year I revamped the door and honestly, I am not happy with it the overall look of it. The color is just not "me". The paint was not a wise choice. I do love my the vintage door knocker and the idea of having "Welcome" on my front door, but now I am not crazy about the font. I know, I know, I'm picky, but it's the 1st thing you see walking up to my home and it just doesn't scream what I want it too. Now the new plan is paint the door, add back the "welcome" lettering but just in the font. Make the door more "me". So 1st things 1st. What color am I painting the door? I just don't know. I have 2 colors in mind and they are complete opposites. Two totally different styles. So I ask you, which do you like?
1st is Orange. I love the idea of having a pumpkin colored front door. Now come on don't think I am crazy here. Look at this GORGEOUS orange door. This door is so "me". It screams fun and sassy. It says the people in this house are fun!

pics from Pottery Barn (cica 2009) and Country Living

Now my 2nd choice for a door color. Black. This door screams class. I just love the look of it. It makes me think Sophistication also. Imperfectly Beautiful's door is Perfectly Beautiful and exactly what I had in mind.
So? Thoughts? I must be honest and say I am split .. right down the middle on this one. I love them both for different reasons. What do you think? Orange or Black?

8 comments:

Jenny said...

I vote for orange. I didn't think twice. Even if you get tired of it, what's a quart of paint, right?

Rambling Girl said...

I agree your so orange....so go for it! Use a black welcome. If you don't like it paint it black after fall.

Desiree said...

I too am torn i do like both, but that 1st pic of the bright orange door really grab my attention ..thrilled me..and made me feel unique...the black was sophisticated...maybe ehh so look at hoe discriptive the first color was compared to the 2nd ...take the 2 pics and write down what u feel when u see them..see what u come up with! also I hope ur posting ur fall craftty ideas cause i'm feelin the same way!

pam said...

That first orange door is AWESOME! What a great idea!

You know, Tana, fall decorating, for many years, has always made me think of you!!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Go for the orange!

purlygirls said...

I love your idea about what the orange says about you and your family, however, I wouldn't love an orange door. I'm more of a tradionalist (is that even a word) when it comes to the outside look of a home. I know it's only paint, and I'd have no problem painting walls or a piece of furniture a fun color, but not the outside of my house. Good luck deciding!!

Nancy L. said...

I love the 1st Orange door, the second one is blah! Go for it!!!!

Nancy

Rolf Matchen said...

Black is beautiful, but I have to go with the orange door! :D I’ve seen a lot of black front doors in the past, so it is refreshing to see a new shade of color these days. Bright colors like orange will make your door and the whole area look fresh and vibrant. Well, I hope that you went for it. If not, you could still try it in some other time. :)