Also known as the Spring ’13 Pinterest Challenge.* Which – let’s be honest – if this were an actual challenge, (with scored judging, et. al.) I think the audience would still be waiting with bated breath to find out the final score while the jury (do they have “juries” in the Olympics and the like?) was still be out deliberating. I know I am. Deliberating. And I guess waiting. Not sure yet if I’m the judge or the audience. I am mixing too many metaphors here.
So…as I was saying, here’s the before:
I was originally inspired by the distinctive front door in Notting Hill (Anna: “Well– What do you mean, ‘just over the street’? Give it to me in yards.” William: “Uh, 18 yards. That’s my house there with the blue front door.”) and I guess many other beautiful front doors I’ve seen in my day (okay – it’s still less than 30 years, but my mom can attest to the fact that I had a favorite door picked out at a young age – a practice I still continue to this day). But in addition to those mental images of beautiful doors, I also pinned this and this. And this. Oh, and also this (but that’s a llama,** not a door. I digress).
Here’s the after:
I know there’s a lot more I could do to make the after photo look WAY better than the before (accessorize, move the bike, sweep, add new exterior light fixtures, etc.) but I decided to take the opposite route and instead actually added junk (literally – that black bucket is trash) to the after photo. Just keepin’ it real.
So…the color is different than I wanted (I was going for more of an asparagus green (not so much yellow), so when the chartreuse thing happened, I was a little disappointed. I don’t often pick paint colors, so I’m not surprised, but I later told Derek, “the color I wanted is the color the door is when you’re looking through the storm door” but our storm door is so reflective that you have to be about six inches*** away in order to see it. Like so:
Better, huh? Anyway. I didn’t really feel like going back to Lowe’s one more time and picking out a new paint color, and I have to admit the neon-ness of the chartreuse is kind of growing on me. So, I need suggestions and opinions. Give it to me straight. What do you think of the door? Is it a keeper?
**Or an alpaca…who knows the difference? Probably Google (or Siri), but it’s easier to type this as a footnote than to fact check. This is a blog, after all!
***”Six. Inches!” Elf, anyone?