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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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by Brandy last modified Aug 25, 2011

So I can be kind of lame sometimes and not get things done as quickly as I want to.  I posted the Pinterest challenge a while ago with the hopes of completing a DIY project from my Pinterest boards. Let’s … Continue reading →




 

 

So I can be kind of lame sometimes and not get things done as quickly as I want to.  I posted the Pinterest challenge a while ago with the hopes of completing a DIY project from my Pinterest boards. Let’s be kind and just say the deadline slipped by, shall we?  Not only am I messy, but apparently also a procrastinator. At least I’m a nice person, right?

I finally did it. And all it took was that awesome Yolo paint and the cool colors that inspired me. I like to browse the internet for mid-century modern ideas during which I visit various home decorating and DIY sites. I love the idea of front doors painted in thoughtful colors:  the traditional red and the whimsical yellow (done by my blogging and DIY heroes at Young House Love), even a hot pink version. I even saw the inside of a front door painted daffodil yellow too.

Then I saw it. My inspiration. I have noticed (and likely so have you) that I have an orange and green problem. I may need a color 12 step program. Alas there isn’t one and in the meantime, I indulge my cravings, of which we seem to have daily proof. The image that stopped me short was the inside of a front door painted a lovely bold green. Not Kelly green.  Not forest green. Not lime green. But the perfect celadon-almost-avocado-don’t-really-know-what-to-call-it-green.  All I could think was…I must do this right now.  Right bloody now.

And I did.  At least the first coat. There were some areas on the door that had been scratched up and peeled by the previous owner’s dog. I sanded those down and did a test patch. Paint stuck well, no need for primer or Gripper. I went to work. I taped up the window, the lock and door handle with Frog Tape and started painting. Straight away I knew this was a good move. I also knew I had a home for one of my favorite pieces of artwork, a Parvez Taj piece of Jin, an incarnation of Shiva, using film and UV ink on a stretched canvas.

Maeve offered to do the second coat and I let her, as I was busy arranging other photographs (for a future post!) and she did an excellent job. Now when you enter our home, you have a green door behind you and a green wall before you with Jin in between.  I couldn’t be happier with the results.

While this door isn’t exactly mid-century modern, I have to say we’ve made it fit right in to our lovely home. Someday, we will have a more MCM door, maybe something using one of these kits from Crestview Doors.  And what color should we paint the front part of the door?  Orange, of course!


Filed under: Painting, Pinterest, Uncategorized Tagged: Brandy O'Briant, crestview doors, front door painting, MCML, Mercer Island, mid-century modern, mid-century modern home blog, mid-century paint colors, painting, pinterest, young house love

 

 

 
 
 

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