If you remember, our new front door was the first find for our new farmhouse. We bought it off of craigslist for $100 before we even closed on the house. Here it is before:
I originally painted it “Laughing Eyes” (by Ace):
But once installed, it still looked too blue. I knew I wanted to paint the porch ceiling blue and Laughing Eyes was not giving me enough contrast. Here is our ceiling in the process of being painted (not close to finished):
In the end, I decided upon Coventry Gray (Benjamin Moore) for the front door color and I’m happy with it:
It took us until now to post pictures because it took us 6 months to finish the project. (and it’s still not even done… see the unpainted door jam?) Since one thing leads to another in this renovation process… it wasn’t just a matter of swapping the new door for the old. Oh no. Since it was a different size, there was gaping where the siding met the new door, which required us to change the siding. We replaced the aluminum siding with Hardiplank and painted it Cottage White (Behr).
We could only afford to replace half of the siding of the house (it wasn’t in the plans after all), so currently we are sporting a two-tone look. The top half is still white aluminum. I’m hoping the neighbors don’t think it’s for keeps. At least from the middle down, the house is lookin’ pretty.
The galvanized lights are from Lowes. The super simple Swedish wreath is from Ikea. Doormat is from World Market. The dog is not for sale. :)