Paint the Front Doors Coral - Check!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I don't why I thought life would settle down a bit when school started back but in reality it's been just the opposite!  Despite the recent chaos,  we've managed to repaint our front doors here at Project Dollhouse.  When I first posed the question,  an overwhelming majority of you supported my plans to paint my front doors coral. And that's just what we did!

Wanna see?



I have to admit that after living with the charcoal color we originally painted, the brighter color was a bit of shock.  (By the way, the color we ultimately landed on was Benjamin Moore's Habanero Pepper, and its beautiful!)  Now that I've been living with the new color for a little over a week, I just LOVE it!  So much that I find myself going to the mailbox a few extra times a day just so I can bask in that coral glow on the walk back from the mailbox!  I've also rerouted all of my trips home so I can drive past the door before pulling in the driveway.  Tell me I'm not the only one who does this.  

Here's a wider shot.  It's hard to get a decent photo because of the sunny day and the shadows on the front of the house.

Wider still...

This is the original brass-tastic 1972 hardware.  Hubby wanted to put it in the trash pile but I intervened, as I will do from time to time.  It's my personal homage to the decade that gave us bell bottoms, platform shoes and disco. A fitting tribute.

Please avert your eyes from the other languishing items on the To-Do  list and celebrate what is To-Done!

Thanks for encouraging me to follow my coral door dream!  I'm so glad I took the plunge.

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32 comments:

A Delightful Design said...

I AM SO JEALOUS! We have a 70's ranch and the previous owners put in a "new" door that I hate. Your door color and hardware look AH-MAZING!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

So fun! Really brings out the character of the doors!

StagerLinda said...

I think it looks G-R-O-O-V-Y!

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

AHHH it looks so good, the doors just steal the show now. I'm glad you convinced the hubs to go coral, and to keep those knobs! They're rad.
xo

Dayka said...

looks red in the pics, but i love the bold color! great choice.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

What a great front door! I have to paint mine too, alas, only black.

Nancy said...

It looks fabulous, and what a gutsy statement! Looks like a decorator lives there!! good for you. Have a great weekend.
Nancy
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René said...

Ooh la la! I love this look! And your doors are so unique - very nice!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love painted doors....They look perfect!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Dayka - they do look more red in these photos - probably due to some overly enthusiastic Picasa editing! In personal they're lighter and more orange. Coral!

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

Ahhh Kim, you did it!! I'm SO glad you did it- the doors look AMAZING!!! Super gorgeous!!!

Albertina said...

I love it! SO lively and happy yet sophisticated at the same time. I'm all for colorful doors mine is an electric blue!! So fun! and easy for people visitng for the first time..."its the house with the Blue door"

Splendid Sass said...

LOOOVVVEEE IT! My choice too.
Have a great weekend. I know what you mean about being busier when they are gone!
Teresa
xoxo

Kim said...

Isn't it so fun to cross off something on your list ... and LOVE it!! I support your decision to keep the door hardware! xo

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

Oh ma goodness - that color is a whole lot of happy! And your stairs - are they freshly finished? Looks like things are moving right along over there!

Town and Country Gals said...

Kim,
What a great color, so happy and fun! Your double doors are very "cool"! Glad you talked him into keeping the hardware, it looks great! Looks like things are comming along!
Rebecca

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

That coral is fabulous! I love that you saved the hardware!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Yummy color! Love it!

My Interior Life said...

You go girl! Love it. Such a fabulous choice . . . but I'd expect nothing less from Ms. Chattafabulous herself!

Sherri Cassara said...

That is a FABULOUS door! And I agree ... the hardware is classic!
I like your "to-do" to-DONE!

Junell said...

Bravo! Well done. Had no idea the door was so interesting; the details truly did not show up when it was black. So impressed. Waiting for my new door to be installed so I can go coral too!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

I have to say that I absolutely love it! Love love the door. Coral is one of my favorite colors... great idea!

ps: thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I really appreciate it.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

YES! I love how your front door is so prominent now.
Oh no...I think you have me second guessing my decision to paint ours black.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

they look fabulous! What a fun door design too.

Olga Zariopi said...

Wow! Just...wow!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I love the original hardware- it's totally one of those things that people will notice and love! And no, you are not the only one to do things like drive by your own front door...I will walk weird routes around my house just to see a mirror or something I love :)

Matters of Style said...

Love!!! So fab!!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Serious true love.

kanchan tyagi said...

Really front door is the main part of our home and I am too much impressed from this blog because this blog is really too much informative for us and I really like this. Front doors

amber wallace said...

YES!! I'm so glad it went coral! It's amazing and I love the original hardware too.

Cris Angsten said...

I knew you'd do it eventually! Coral all the way, baby!

Mary Martin said...

Wow! That door is so beautiful. The color is very vibrant, and it gives a unique atmosphere to the entryway. It really stands out, and I think that’s one of the most beautiful spots in the exterior of the house. You picked the perfect color. I love it! I’d definitely take many glances to that door. Great choice, Kim!