New Door Part 2

3 Nov

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, once we got the new door in (like fitting a square peg into a round hole!), we realized that we didn’t really like the white trim.  We have been toying with the idea of going back to the original color of the house, which is a chocolate brown evident in the unpainted garage.  I feel like the warmth of brown will complement the orange better than white.

So in typical burst of energy fashion, Maeve and I got out the paint and paintbrushes and went to work.  The interior side of door was painted ‘Walnut Bark’ by Glidden.  A deep warm autumn-y brown.  We decided to use that for the trim.

I love the result!  I would like to get the doorknob and doorbell hardware from Rejuvenation that I mentioned in a previous post.  And I think a large orange pot perhaps with some tall bamboo growing it in would finish it off nicely.

But because painting that trim was too easy and didn’t satisfy Maeve’s obsession, she went to work on some interior beams.  In the living and dining area, one beam was painted brown and the other white.  Given our obsessive compulsive nature, we needed uniformity and decided to paint the other beam in the Walnut Bark brown as well.  I really like the result of that as well.  Eventually we will continue the beams in brown to the outside of the house above the side deck as well.  Eventually.







8 Responses to “New Door Part 2”

  1. Rebecca@MidcenturyModernRemodel November 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    The brown was the way to go. Well done.

  2. Alex @ northstory November 4, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    Love the door! Love it! So fresh and modern and the colour and the style. Just perfect!

  3. Nancy Mingis November 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    It looks really nice! Love those colors.

  4. Dana@Mid2Mod November 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    The Walnut Bark trim is perfect! You and Maeve outdid yourselves this time. Well done!

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