Monday, October 17, 2011

An ORANGE door!

The time from inspiration to inception for this makeover was very short (for me). I got my October Better Homes & Gardens magazine on a Tuesday, I think, that showed an orange front door…and I loved it.

By Wednesday night I had my first coat of paint on the door!

Boring BEFORE

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Awesome AFTER

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I’ve wanted to paint my front door forEVER, but I never could settle on a color. This is “Maple Leaf” from Behr (I had it mixed in the Behr Ultra paint). I used about 1 1/2 sample pots (four coats)—less than $6 for the paint.

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My children think it’s cool; my husband is tolerant. He keeps asking if I’m going to repaint it red and green for Christmas.

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You know what? I just might!

No, not really.

But I like it!

What about you? Could you paint your front door orange?

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Linking up here.

44 comments:

Karyn said...

I think it looks great!!

~ Laura said...

The orange door is awesome!!! I love that you just went for it!! :)

So...I voted!!! I've happened to pick you every time and I _think_ I did this time, too!! I do vote honestly, btw!! :) I love your style and when I pick what I like it's you!! :)

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I LOVE it!!!!

Heavens2Betsy said...

I am not the biggest fan of orange usually, but your door looks amazing. I think I may have been converted! penny

Jaime said...

Korrie it's perfect. I must say I too saw that mag and thought about it but our house is blue so not going to work. Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I LOVE your orange front door! I think it will look fresh all year round!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I love the orange color you used Korrie! Orange is my favorite color! It looks fantastic!
Susan

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

BTW I voted and if the one I think is your is yours, I flipping love it! I can't wait to find out if it is!
Good luck! I did OMTWI last summer and came in 3rd :) It was fun!
Susan

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I really like the door orange. Your husband is funny. I couldn't paint my door orange. It wouldn't go with my house. I will go ck out the entries and vote. Good luck.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I saw that orange door, Korrie! Great color! I love how it looks on your house. Last year I painted the white front door on our old house black. It looked so much better. The condo we just moved into, the doors are all the same color ~ a cranberry red, which is fine with me. It goes well with the gray stone and siding and white trim.

Twice Nice said...

Wonderful color for a door! Looks great with your house color. Hmmm, seasonal door painting, the possibilities are endless.Deb

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that door is AWESOME!!! i absolutely love it!!

Lesley said...

Soooooooooooo obvious what YOUR project is in the contest this week!;) lol

I can't seem to see the 'vote' this week. Left a note for the hostess. Will go back and check in again today.

Rachel said...

Sarah did and I love it!! I would have never thought orange until she did hers. Both of your doors are so cute.

Grammy Goodwill said...

my front door IS orange. It was the first thing I had hubby paint after we moved here 6 years ago. Your door is prettier though.

Katie said...

Ha, Ha. Funny husband. That thought crossed my mind too. I think that's the color I have on a tall slim free standing cabinet and and half a wall (below a chair rail) in my kitchen. We have a knotty pine with beams type of kitchen and the warm orangey color just seemed to go with the rest of the wood. My front door is painted cobalt blue. I love it. It reminds me of hobbit homes.

Jennifer Jill Araya said...

beautiful door! I love it. Much better than the "before" white. :) I'm not sure I'd pick orange for a front door, but painting or staining it is definitely a good thing. Our front door is a beautiful deep stained wood.

Good luck in round 3!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Your door looks great. I never would have thought of orange or had the guts to give it a try.
Kim

Kathy said...

I love it! I'm waiting to build my shutters so I can paint everything at one time and then I'm going with orange. Mine will be a more burnt orange as my house is dark gray/blue. Hope it turns out as great as yours.

eleven-o-one said...

Love the orange door. I used to have a yellow bungalow with a red door. Always loved it. Pops of color on front doors are great.

I voted. Sure hope I voted for you. It was tough to pick just 3.
fran

pasqueflower said...

LOVE the door! What a transformation! I have a can of red paint that I've been intending to use to paint my front door. You've inspired me!

OhioMomPatriot said...

This is the color I picked out for our kitchen. I just love it! Your door is beautiful!

whimsicalperspective said...

I voted!!! All of the projects were great this week. Congrats to everyone!

ImSoVintage said...

Korrie, I usually hate orange, but wow, I love your door. Going now to cast my vote. Good luck.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

It's so cute (?) if that's the right word, Korrie. It looks so fall-ish, you may have to paint it red for C'mas ;).

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I voted!! Love the front door color! Our HOA frowns upon changing our door color :(

wisp said...

I voted today and I'm pretty positive I voted for you. :)
I LOVE the orange door! :D I have been enjoying more color this past year, so this is awesome to me. =) Very nice work!

bj said...

ahhh, as with everything you do, it looks AWESOME...
Now, over to the voting booths....:)
Gosh, girl, you are doing so well.

bj said...

OK, I voted and I KNOW, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the 3 was yours.
GOOD LUCK....XO bj

hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

i love it! it's a subtle pumkin shade... it will go well for all seasons i think! : )

Angi said...

I LOVE IT! That is the exact same color I have in my sons room. He is a HUGH Texas Longhorn fan. If I thought I could get away with it, I'd paint my door the same color!
Angi
akmdesignsandelights.blogspot.com

oops! said...

Love it! It was fun seeing you Sat. too! Virtual bloggy friends to real life friends! Love everything you do!

Gypsy Heart said...

Love it! The color is beautiful and you did it so economically. Great idea to use the sample pots.

I 'hope' I voted for you today! :-)

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Love it! The color is beautiful and you did it so economically. Great idea to use the sample pots.

I 'hope' I voted for you today! :-)

xo
Pat

Aimee said...

Cute Cute Cute! What a fun pop of color!!! I'm so glad I came across you during my stalking and hopping this afternoon!!! I'm your newest follower and hope you'll stop by and say hi and follow me, too!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Love it!!! So fresh looking :)

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

WOW! The power of paint. I love it!!!

Dee

Sally said...

Love the color! I think it looks inviting.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Oh wow. I love love love this color! I'm now an official follower :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Your orange door looks terrific! Actually, orange door would compliments my brick! I would vote for you if I knew where!

Thank you for linking this lovely post! I appreciate you, my friend!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I admit I was skeptical about how it would look, not being an orange person myself, but you have sold me on it. I like it!! And the pumpkins look great next to it.

Meg said...

My daughter would LOVE this, her favorite color is orange. She wears it every day. I love it and think it fits with your artistic personality. :)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I really like your orange door. It really pops and looks great!

shabbylisaw said...

I hope my husband is equally "tolerant" with the paint color I put on our door. It's actually on the shutters but he doesn't want it on the door too. I love the orange!