Thursday, June 7, 2018

A Front Door Makeover

Every year I look forward to making a new wreath for my front door. 
So when I saw a cute sunhat in a catalog 
I knew what I wanted to do. 
And it was the incentive I needed to finally paint
 my front door Aqua.

I had been slowly adding aqua to the porch over the past two 
Summers and this would be the icing on the cake.

Until I started painting and had that dreaded "what was I thinking?" moment!

Unfortunately, right after I started painting the weather turned bad 
and this was the scene from the road for several days.

But it was all good once I got the second coat on, painted the numbers 
and old doorbell black and hung my new "wreath".

I came back to edit this post because after I posted it, 
something just didn't feel right to me on my sun hat wreath. 
My sister graciously told me that the bow is too small....duh! 
So I took it down and completely changed it up. 
I played with the flowers a little more and here is the final (?) door wreath.

My newly painted door ties in all the other Aqua accents I already had.

That's my new bunny I found on sale at TJ Maxx

The vintage Gnome Welcome is new this year.

As is the vintage drawer planter. I am waiting for the Geranium
to fill in to get the full effect!

Here is the Before.....

and the After....

I am happy with it. My daughters were skeptical when they saw the door
in that first picture but  now they like it too.

Of course now I have to get working on fixing the old issues (like the ivy
on the siding and the crumbling steps) but somehow that Aqua
door makes those things disappear for now.

What do you think?

AnnMarie xoxo

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  1. Loving the color! And the much room and so welcoming. Nice job.

  2. Oh I love how pretty the door looks with the all of the other accents of acqua. I love porches and yours is beautiful. I hope you enjoy the summer out there. :)

  3. This is fabulous! I liked the old color, too but aqua/turq/teal is my favorite palette and I think it looks gorgeous, especially with all your flowers, the rocker, the whole thing! May I come over and sit on your porch?!

  4. I like it! I am surprised that worked so well with just two coats. No primer?

    And I LOVE your porch.

  5. Ann Marie, I am in love with your door and your porch! WOW! The transformation really is nice. I having been wanting to paint my front door but haven't yet. A few years ago we replaced our shingles on house with a metal in which I love! My house is more like a farm house so I went with hunter green roof. Thinking I need to paint my front door hunter green. Hope you have a good rest of the week. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Your home is so beautiful! What a dreamy from porch and I love your makeover. How fun and fresh and totally fabulous!! Thanks for the visit today, I really miss the email comments. I hope it comes back soon. In the meantime, thank goodness for Instagram. :)

  7. Your porch looks like a magazine cover! Love it SO much.

  8. Oooh.....may I come and sit awhile on your lovely porch...please, please?? LOVE your porch and that aqua door, it is indeed the icing on the cake. LOVE your pretty 'new' door, such an excellent choice of colour! Fabulous wreath, it sings Summer and sunshine. It's amazing isn't it, what a lick or two of pretty paint will do.

  9. I love the aqua door as well and it works so beautifully with your porch. You are all set for summer!... Also, I don't like the new blogger changes at all, I hope they will fix it soon.

  10. Gorgeous!!! Ohhhhh That Porch !!! :)

  11. Oh wow, it's amazing how different things look after a change in color! Your door looks beautiful and it does really tie in well with the colors of the items on the porch. I really like that wreath too!

  12. Ann Marie, I don’t think I’ve ever seen your porch from this angle. It’s beautiful! I love the color of your door too. All dressed up and ready for summer :).

  13. That is absolutely adorable, and I love the style of your home. You're absolutely right in that cleaning and painting somehow makes all the other maintenance things just disappear, for a while at least. Enjoy that porch sittin' for the time being! You've earned it!

  14. Amazing what a little time and effort can do. Love the blue better. I am reasonably sure I do not have the "cookie" thing. Never have seen it on blog and do not know how to install it or what. I feel something is not right with my blog but know idea what or fix it.

  15. What an inviting porch and entrance. I love the colors and all your found items.

  16. Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you have a nice weekend!! :)

  17. So bright and fresh, I love it AnnMarie!! My front door is black, very nice for most wreaths, but not very exciting. Our house is brick and I would love a yellow door some day, when I work up the courage, LOL.

  18. I love the happy color on your door, it speaks Summer. Your porch would be a lovely place to spend an afternoon!

  19. I loved your door before, but the new color is so fun and I love how cheery it is! The hat is darling as well! May have to do something like that after I put the 4th of July porch décor away. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Oh it turned out perfect. So fresh. I love that you used a hat. I'm about to redo the doors on my hubby's office here at the farm. Great inspiration.

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  22. Good morning Ann Marie, just letting you know that you are being featured at SYC today. :)

  23. AnnMarie, I do love the aqua door color and the hat is just so special. It all looks so pretty for summer. Your home looks beautiful..Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

  24. Oh my gosh, Ann Marie, I love it!! The blue is so bright and welcoming. You know sometimes it's hard to see a front door but the light blue stands out. I KNOW your neighbors must love it. Where oh where did you get that adorable hat?

  25. Oh AnnMarie, I did love your red door, but your newly painted aqua door is soooooo pretty, and looks especially nice with all your touches. The polka dot bow on the wreath is perfect. I wish I could sit with you on your lovely porch!

  26. How amazing!!!Actually,both colors and porchs are wonderful.I do love changing things for a while!Hugs!

  27. Love it, AnnMarie! It looked great the old way, too, but this looks so fresh and welcoming! The hat wreath is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

  28. It looks so nice! A very soothing color. I like all of your other aqua touches, too. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, AnnMarie! Oh and the hat wreath is a beauty!


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