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!

Linking up to these Parties:
  Keeping It Simple
The Girl Creative


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

  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!

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

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

  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.


  6. Hi 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

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

  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!

  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! ;)

  10. Door looks great - and the wreath is very cute!!
    Stop over to enter my giveaway!

  11. Love the wreath and the brown door! What a difference color makes!

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

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


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

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

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"


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