I started googling front porches and doors, and was shocked at the care people put into them. Mine were bad and I’d totally missed the boat. I’m so meticulous about things, I still don’t understand the front door epic fail. How could I have been so remiss? I mean, the first thing people see when they come up to my crib, is a faded, chipping, oxidized calamity. The doors were a lovely shade of mid 1990′s misty green, a total turnoff. I put up a swatch of dark brown, and a bright green, neither worked. At this point I decided to take a chance on a bright and modern chartreuse. LOVES.
The actual sanding/painting wasn’t bad at all. The brass, that was another story. A large bottle of Brasso and about three hours of elbow grease later, the hardware looked semi-presentable. As soon as I have an extra $200.00, these bad boys are history, but for now at least they look better. I may attempt a spraypaint makeover, still thinking about that.
I hung my freshly crafted Lima bean wreaths, and voila. The fleur de lys was another 'brilliant idea' that I had, and while measuring I dropped it straight down onto a bare toe, not good. The toe hung on for dear life, but with the scar that’s now forming, my potential for a career as a foot model is completely non-existent. DRATS.
This entire project, including the wreaths, came in at under $50.00. I wish I had done this a long time ago, but live and learn. I love the green, and I love that this post allowed me to reference the very famous porno from the 1970′s, “Behind the Green Door.” I only know this because they talked about it in one of my all time fave movies, “The Cannonball Run” which is an AWESOME cult classic btw. RIP Dom Deloise.
UPDATE!!!! I have received a notice from my Homeowner's Association that these doors are offensive and must be removed IMMEDIATELY. They had the nerve to say they were better before, so now I'm forced to submit to a committee that will ultimately tell me they have to go. I have been provided with a lovely selection of early 1990's colors to choose from including the original sea foam green, a terrible yellow, and something that resembles the color of old ham. When my appeal is ultimately declined, I'm going to put the horrendous HOA 'approved' colors for an internet vote......let the fun begin.