In the midst of a few other projects I had going on, this one got done first!
I, like so many out there in blogland, am loving bold front doors that add a pop of color to your entry. I have had this in the back of my mind for months, but finally took the plunge with a less “in your face” color that I think will transition through the seasons well. I loved this front door on Emily A. Clark’s house,
but since we don’t have a brick façade I wanted something a tad more bright. I started a Pinterest board with all kinds of green door pins to show my husband what it might look like since initially he was a little skeptical. He ended up being pretty neutral about it after seeing some of them which was great progress so I went ahead and painted it when he went to visit his parents last week. : ) I had Benjamin Moore’s Avocado color matched in a Behr exterior semi-gloss…with the tiniest bit of black added after I thought it was a little too bright olive-y.
After the first coat it looked pretty darn awful. And this next picture is actually after the 2nd coat so it looked slightly better, but still…
And I was really questioning my color choice since it looked positively neon in the sunlight!!!
But after 5 coats, done over the course of 3 days, it now looks like this:
I think our lion is liking his green surroundings…
though as always he doesn’t show it. .
I found it is difficult to make the green not look flat in pictures. It looks much more vibrant in person, but oh well!
And here is a comparison--
Before (this spring when all the plants were new):
I think it looks a lot more welcoming and a lot less stark now! What a difference a little paint and some lush plants make!