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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Impromptu Project

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Have you ever been sitting at your dining room table when, all of a sudden, you look over at your front door and decide that it needs to be painted right then and there?

If so, that sounds like my house yesterday!

I've walked by ... opened ... cleaned, this same front door for almost 7 years.  *Never* have I thought about painting it anything other than white.  But, for some strange reason ... that changed a few days ago.  This is what our door looked like at 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning (sorry for the poor picture quality ... I could not seem to get ride of the shadows around the windows),


And, THIS is what it looked like at 10:20 a.m.!  LOL.  I just happened to have a can of black paint on hand ... and, well, our door got a new look!  

I love the difference!  And, now, it matches the outside of the door, as well!


I love impromptu projects like that, don't you?

Speaking of projects ... here's something else I'm working on, which includes this beautiful fabric, which I hope will unite our dining and sitting rooms!


I'll share the finished results soon!

Thanks for stopping by ... Happy Week!

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53 comments:

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Hehe Becca. I do the same thing. Love your front door painted black!

Audrey @ Neverending Decorating said...

Wow! What a great idea and it turned out beautiful! It really makes a statement now.
Audrey

Judy said...

i'm actually looking at my front door now and have been "pondering" painting it for weeks...so you might have given me the inspiration i need!

it looks so good becca...but i doubt i can do mine in 20 minutes (LOL!)

smooches!

stephy213 said...

Love how it turned out. It definitely *POPS* now!

Sheila said...

I love the new paint job. It just makes something as insignificant as a door stand out, doesn't it. I painted mine last summer and I still love it. I love the new fabric too. I was looking at that same fabric for some drapes but it's a bit pricey for such a large job. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks real good Becca! The black really makes those pretty glass panes stand out!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

20 minutes!!! You are good... I have been looking at mine for quite sometime now with paint in mind. This may be the spark I needed.
It looks wonderful. Luv the black.
Hugs, Gee

Calypso In The Country said...

I love how you happened to have a can of black paint sitting around! The door looks spectacular! I have thought about doing mine since it is also black on the outside. Great job!
-Shelley

NanaDiana said...

I absolutely love it, Becca. It really pops now, doesn't it? WOW! That was a GREAT impulse- xo Diana

Savvy Seasons said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea. Your door looks so grand with the deep dark black, I LOVVVVVVVE it! I may copy this idea over the summer. What a pretty focal point. Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

The Other Me Is Sane said...

wondering what paint you used that enabled you to paint so quick? chalk paint? thanks for any tips you can give.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your door looks amazing. I totally love it. Wow. Great fabric too. Can't wait to see it in place. Hugs, Marty

Bethanie said...

I have been thinking about painting my inside door as well...I have a lot of white (in fact, I think we may be twins separated at birth...I see many of the same things in your house as in mine...a little weird, we shop at the same places, must be!) anyway, I wasnt sure how it would look...thanks for doing it first and letting me know that it will be awesome!!!

The Honeysuckle Bus Stop said...

Love it! Silly question, but did you prime it first? Or just slap the paint right on? I'm thinking of painting some of my doors...wondering if it is absolutely neccessary to prime...I usually do...byut just wonder what your plan of attack was! Thanks!

Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

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Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Becca, I have a can of black satin paint that I'm dying to put on our back door that leads to the garage. My front door (outside) needs paint too, thinking of painting it black also. You definitely inspired me today. Your door looks beautiful! I normally (scary) start all my projects on a whim... my poor family.

Dee said...

Looks beautiful. What type of paint did you use?

Sharon @ Lilikoi Joy said...

Looks great! I love impromptu decorating. :) I just painted my interior bedroom doors black a few weeks ago and love it. Sharon

Carol said...

The door looks lovely, Becca. Love the contrast. I have a door project to share soon, too!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow..what a beautiful statement....the black really shows up the gorgeous glass!...I love it...great impromptu project...I think they are the best!...I was going to paint the inside of my door white..it is now stained the same as the outdoor side....but after seeing yours, I think I will keep it stained...and I so love the fabric!!!..

Designs By Pinky said...

Now I want to do this too. The outside of our front door is black and the inside white. It would be awesome black. LOVE yours. Thanks for the idea!!!! XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

Now I want to do this too. The outside of our front door is black and the inside white. It would be awesome black. LOVE yours. Thanks for the idea!!!! XO, Pinky

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

It's as if your door were always meant to be black. What a stunning difference. I like your spontaneity.

Maria Elena said...

Becca, yes, yes, yes to impromptu projects. LOL I do the same thing. I am sure we have some kind of an illness. :) At least that is what my husband says.LOL Your door looks gorgeous. What a difference!Very elegant! By the way, the fabric is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you are up to. :)

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I'm always amazed at a what a difference doing something so simple as painting a door can make. It looks wonderful, Becca! You're so smart, unlike me who gets and idea and then thinks I'll do it later and then later never happens. Can't wait to see what you're doing with that fabric!

Jean said...

My front doors are black on the outside and white on the inside. You have just inspired me to do just what you did!! Looks great! and I love the (were they...) ferns flanking the front door.

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Jeane M. said...

Wonderful! I love your front door makeover it give such a strong aura in the doorway, a lovely mesh with the white. Smitten by that fabric too. Got my eye on your next posts.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Becca, I have a new series I started today called Show Off and Inspire. I featured your door, I thin it is an awesome project and looks amazing. Of course I referred everything back to you. Hope you don't mind. Hugs, Marty

Kelly said...

Love your new door color! So pretty. I love a black front door. Your leaded glass is so elegant.

ImSoVintage said...

Love the new look of your door. What a fabulous pop. So nice to have found you through Marty's blog feature.
Laura

Nicole @ Mendez Manor said...

Why am I always afraid to do stuff like this? Looks amazing!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a difference!! Love it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Savannah Attic said...

I Love the Black door But I can't wait to see what your going to do with that gorgeous fabric!!

mrsjudys said...

The windows did not stand out before, but after....wow! what a difference. Didn't somebody say that every room needs a little black.

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Inspire Me Heather said...

I do that too! Your front door looks gorgeous in black, it really stands out.

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Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Love it! I did this to our front door about 10 years ago. It feels like you have a new piece of furniture, doesn't it? Hides a multitude of sins on an 86-year-old door, too :)
Have a great week, Becca!
xo, Andrea

thistlewoodfarm said...

Oh Becca! I adore it! You go girl! I love the black....it truly makes the door pop!

blessings,
karianne

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks so FABULOUS!! I need you to come do some impromptu projects at my house friend! :-) Truly though Becca it was like it was always meant to be painted black and the molding stands out so much more now. Well done!
Vanessa

Designed Decor said...

It looks beautiful! I need to paint mine this spring! I love the tassel on the knob!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Looks great black...
xx,
Cindy

Chelsea @ Making Home Base said...

What a difference paint can make! I LOVE your black door Becca!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I loved it white but even better with the black!! Super pretty! Have a fabulous week.
XO
Kristin

Shannon Fox said...

The black looks so rich and sophisticated! Love it Becca. That is a BH&G door now ;)

Mwah! Shannon

City Farmhouse said...

Love this Becca, wow! I am was thinking of doinf the same for my door, you have re-inspired me. Have a great day, Jen

Ali B said...

Ohmigosh! I'm cracking up because I just did the SAME exact thing last week! I was adding trim around my windows in my dining room, and while painting the trim, I looked over at my front door. I decided right then to paint it black! I figured I was already messy from painting baseboards, and trim, I might as well keep on going! I love it! It just adds a richness and sophistication to an otherwise blah entryway.

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