Monday, August 16, 2010

Desperately Needed Front Door Make Over

Updated 8/16/10!
About a month ago, I painted our front door which was desperately in the need of a coat of paint.  It was another thing that I've been meaning to do since we bought the house almost five years ago. 

So, let's take a look at the before....

Since then, I've gone back and forth between red and chocolate brown.  I finally decided on chocolate brown because it was a little more neutral AND because I had some leftover from my bathroom cabinet re-do.  Sorry red, but FREE won this time. 

Update:  My husband pointed out to me that I forgot to include a full length picture of the finished product.... Here it is.....

By the way, do you know how hard it is to find the perfect chocolate brown paint?  I searched forever and finally found one at Lowe's.  The color that I used was Phantom Mist by Valspar.  Seriously, it is perfect.

Today, I finally got around to making a wreath for my beautiful chocolate door. 

Here's a close up...

I already had some strips and circles of fabric cut out that was leftover from my
Veggie Steamer Wreath from a few months back, so I used this. 
I wanted to make a quick wreath, so I used what was on hand and ready to go! 

Want to take a guess on what the base of the wreath is?
An embroidery hoop!  It was the perfect size and I had this on hand also! 
I just took the strips of fabric and burlap and tied them around the hoop.  That's it!

This make over was completly free since everything I needed I had on hand!

I love how it turned out!

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17 comments:

  1. Love the color! And the wreath is adorable.

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  2. That color is so yummy! Good choice! And your wreath is adorable. I love that it's an embroidery hoop. I'm a huge fan of using what you have on hand!

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  3. Nice job on the door-love the brown! The wreath is great too- free ROCKS!

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  4. Love this! Very cute and clever and with the chocolate brown door the textures and colors are just smashing.

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  5. Love your wreath, your door, and (LOL) your storm door. I just bought the same door used from a neighbor who doesn't need it now that they are adding a garage. Which is exactly where ours is now awaiting to be installed!!! ARGH! I'd do it myself, but it is a two person job.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  6. Hi Erin...so glad you joined my party...I love this cute little project...made one myself a couple of weeks ago. I would love if you added my link as well. Debbie

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  7. Great job! The dark brown made such a difference!

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  8. This is great, that brown looks nicely rich! I love your wreath, thus I am going to follow along to see what else you do!

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  9. Your wreath is really cute!! And I really like the chocolate door! That's not a color you see everyday.

    I would imagine choosing the perfect chocolate brown is like choosing the perfect red! I just hope it wasn't as hard to paint as my RED front door was! ;)

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  10. Door looks great - and the wreath is very cute!!
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  11. Love the wreath and the brown door! What a difference color makes!

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  12. Oooh I love the wreath. Super cute. I'm visiting from Someday crafts.

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  13. The door looks great. I have got to get on the wreath bandwagon, the perfect finishing touch! I am visiting from Debbiedoos.

    Carol

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  14. Very inviting now... thanks for sharing at the PoPP.

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  15. Love the change! And the wreath is lovely!!!


    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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