Wednesday, October 3, 2012

French Country Entry Door

I am usually a pretty conservative person, however every once in a while we're allowed to do something a little extravagant right?? My front door was needing a new paint job and frankly,
I was getting a little bored of the brown. . .this door needed a little pop :)
 
 
Here's how it originally looked, and I really liked it. . .but when things
begin to seem a little dull in my life, I pull out the paint and get to work.
                                                                         
    
 
Last week, while strolling through Gardner Village, I spied this
ADORABLE
aqua door that looked very much like mine. . .and I was smitten.
Paint rarely scares me but something about painting my front door this color
made me REALLY nervous!
 
Oh, but it's such a cute door!

 
After holding up a few samples, I decided that blue would compliment
the colors on my house. . .so, I went for it. . .GULP!
 
Here's the color I came up with. . .it's a combination of two colors I had
in my garage and it turned out just the way I wanted.
I love it when that happens :)

 
This door had alot of detail that I decided to do a French Country
Overcoating technique on, which gave it a worn & timeless appeal. . .
 


Next, it recieved an oil glaze rub down to polish off that
old world style I was going for. . .something that looks like it was pulled
right out of a vintage cottage in the french countryside. . .
 
Ahhh, YES!
 


 
Now this door is one that says
WELCOME HOME :)


To view info on our Overcoating tutorial, see here. 
 
 Under coating custom tutorial

To view info on our Oil Glazing tutorial, see here.
 
Oil Glazing Tutorial

20 comments:

  1. OMG - what an amazing job! ( looks a lot like ANNIE SLOAN's duck egg blue ) Beautiful transformation!
    Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back when you have the time!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  2. THE DOOR TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE THE NEW COLOR!

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  3. I love it! What an eye you have for painting. Great job!

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  4. Really like how your new color looks...GREAT idea you had here. Thanks for sharing at my party, but please be sure to put my blog or party name with a link back on your post...thanks:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. Oh I really like that color and the techniques you used. I am definitely a new follower and will be viewing those tutorials. I am in the process of painting my cabinets, ugh? I would love it if you stopped over and give a suggestion.

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  6. I must say I LOVE the door, color and techniques you used!! So pretty!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!!

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  8. That turned out amazingly well! If that were my door, I'd hug that thing at least once a day (but I'm weird like that!). Aqua is my favorite color, and I love the glass panes in your door. The aging technique really gives character to that "newly painted" look, and gives the door a very vintage/antique-y flair. Love!

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  9. Now THIS says COME ON IN!!!!!!! So gorgeously worn:) Great job!!!

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  10. Oh my - I absolutely LOVE it!!!! I too have been hesitant to paint my black front door, but you have given me just the push I needed, thanks so much for sharing, it's truly lovely!!!

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  11. Very pretty paint job. Wish there had been a link back to my wow party.

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  12. Whew! You almost scared me when I saw it before the glazing and distressing. But it turned out fabulous! I love the worn look. Great job.

    Deborah

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  13. It is sincerely striking! It’s beautiful, for me, because of the fact that paint wasn’t evenly applied. It complements the brick walls. You definitely deserve a pat in the back for successfully carrying out the old world-look! :D It improves the character of your house. It looks intriguing from the outside. ;]

    Terry ^.^

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  14. Very beautiful!! I absolutely love it!!

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  15. Awesome! The color is so inviting. :)

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  16. french doors are looks nice as a entry doors, it match with all type of interior. french doors is best option. this is nice blog..!

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  18. I absolutely love it. thanks for sharing with us

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  19. I absolutely love it. thanks for sharing with us

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