I’m back to show another improvement we have made to the outside of our house to make it look more inviting. My first post on the matter is HERE.
Granted, this change took a little more work, but the result was SO worth it.
This is our front door before.
I sanded it down just a little to give it a rough feel and get rid of paint drips from the previous paint job. Then I taped it all off and got to work. I painted the door Fairmont Penthouse Mosaic Blue by Valspar. (Yup, LONG name, but it is my new favorite color.) It is a deep, dark turquoise. When I put on the first coat I almost didn’t want to keep going since there were so many different shades of blue that showed. I think I will find a project where I can leave an “unfinished” look with streaky blues.
Here it is after one coat. It’s kind of pretty, right?
Here it is after about 3 coats. You can still see some of the different shades. I think it took 4 coats to get full coverage. It still looks very “deep” though.
And the finished product.
Oh, and I made a new wreath.
I saw this one here and have wanted to make one ever since.
via A Bit of Sunshine
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I finished the first half while we were down in Oklahoma with family, but then ran out of felt. One trip to Hobby Lobby later and…
What can I say, I love bright colors. I thought it needed something in the middle so I made some mini bunting for it.
First, I was going to put “summer”, but then I thought “hello” would be more inviting. I tried using mini clothespins, but they were too heavy, so I just hot glued the flags to the twine.
All in all, I love how it turned out.