Anyone who has visited my blog before probably knows I like to do projects.
If left alone for too long I will think of something to do, something to change. I will find a project to entertain myself.
So, when Neal and Ted recently went to New Orleans for a few days I thought it was the perfect opportunity for a little budget friendly change making.
See, I love red front doors.
I think red doors are inviting. They are friendly and they say, “I am here, come on in.”
When I stripped and repainted our house’s front door, there was only one color to paint it. Red of course…
So, you’ve probably guessed by now that this latest transformation involves paintin’ some white doors red because, well, red doors aren’t just for front doors anymore. No sir. No reason boring ole closet doors can’t come to life with some color. And, because I already had some interior red paint left over from another project, this idea was just perfect because I had everything I needed to make some oh hum doors fun, and to do it for my favorite decorating price, free.
Armed with my left over paint, a drop cloth and paint brush I got to work.
But first I took a before photo of the two doors I was painting. Very average looking white doors, yes…
But they are average looking no more after three coats of red paint…
I love how just by using color, and not even a lot of it, and on an unexpected place such as a door, the look and feel of a room can really change. Not only did the red paint make the wall with the doors “pop”, but the red really provides a richer backdrop for the colors of everything around them…
And since I am currently changing all the door knobs in the house from brass to black, I took this as an opportunity to change these knobs too. With a budget of $0 for this redo, and because these doors aren’t opened very often, rather than purchasing new black knobs, I used spray primer and black spray paint I had in my handy-dandy paint closet and gave this door hardware a free, fresh makeover.
So take a good look around your house. Do you have a door that is just begging to be more? Then go ahead and put some fun colored paint on it and stand back and enjoy the pop.
Paint, it is a wonderful and inexpensive way to bring a little change into your home and into your life.