Our new community is lovely. All of our neighbors are diligent about making sure their lawns are manicured on a regular basis, their driveways are gleaming from the fresh power-washing, their flowers are perky and rarely wilted, BUT...all of their homes are practically exact replicas of the one next door.
Enter, the Sharp Family...more specifically, Ginne. I needed that one thing that set me apart from the other neighbors. A fresh piece that screamed, "I AM A CALI GIRL!!!"
"Which house do you live in, Ginne?"
"The house with the aqua door!"
"Oh, I love your door!" '
Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you to OUR DOOR!
|Before and After|
I chose a Behr paint for the job. It really is one of my absolute favorite brands. Great coverage!!! The color I chose is Cool Jazz. The crazy thing is that I already had a can of Cool Jazz mixed that I had intended to use to paint my daughter's room. However, we decided against it in favor of a more muted aqua color. Well muted wasn't what I was looking for to apply to the front door. I tested a little on the door and loved it! Unfortunately for me, I was still unable to use the can I had because it was not the right paint type or finish. If anyone needs a can of Cool Jazz for an indoor project, I still have an unused can, even though I keep trying to use it ;) I used an Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel (for good clean up). I didn't cover all of the windows before I painted because...well, what a pain that would have been. I simply took a straight edge razor and scraped the paint after it had dried. Soooooooo much easier than taping it off! I am all for the easy way out, provided it garners the same quality results. I didn't even take the door off of the hinges!!!
The Wooster brush with the blue rubber handle is the brush that I use in the majority of my paint projects. It provides great control and excellent coverage. I always get mine at The Home Depot, but here is a link for more info: http://www.thepaintstore.com/Wooster_s_Shortcut_Angle_Sash_Brush_p/q3211.htm
Here is our door a little over six months after her fresh new look:
|With all of the dust and pollen The Woodlands is often covered in, this door cleans up beautifully with a hose or a damp rag.|
|I could not find black hardware for the door. I picked up a flat black spray paint and gave the old hardware a makeover!|
This is how we became the family who lives in The House With the Aqua Door!